We're reaching the end of the holidays and I'm starting to feel like I've exhausted every option to keep Junior entertained and away from Minecraft! A losing battle, I must admit, but he needs 'outside' interaction. I'd started following a new account on Twitter (@lettherebcrumbs) and thought I'd ... Read More about By the Seaside
This weekend has been quite a food-orientated one, even by my standards! On Friday we celebrated my son's 12th birthday. I asked him where he wanted to visit as a treat, and he specifically requested an Afternoon Tea at Jesmond Dene House. As it is one of my absolute favourite places in Newcastle to ... Read More about Jnr’s Birthday – Featuring The Staith House and Jesmond Dene House
It's been a while since I wrote anything on my blog, mainly because I've been too busy sunning myself in lovely Dubai. I'm intending to sicken people with my holiday photos at some point, but more pressing was my review of Jamie's Italian. It opened last week in Newcastle, and I couldn't pass up on ... Read More about Jamie’s Italian Newcastle
"If you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all." Those words of advice were given to me by my beloved Gran, who passed away when I was 18. She was my role model, the person I always turned to when I needed advice. There were many 'pearls of wisdom' she would trot out, and I could ... Read More about Gran’s Words of Wisdom
Since Jnr started 'big' school we've found time management on a week night very difficult. By the time homework and chores are finished I feel I don't get to spend a lot of quality time with him. He spends every other weekend with his Dad as well, so I think I'm not a 'fun' Mum. There's a distinct ... Read More about Working Mum Anxieties
January is usually a month filled with gloomy weather and nasty bills, but in my home town there is a special Restaurant Week towards the end of the month to raise our spirits. A foodie like me never needs an excuse to eat out; in fact my son jokes I don't know how to work our cooker! You can eat ... Read More about Jesmond Dene House – Restaurant Week
My inaugural post! I've been contemplating writing a blog for a while. I spend a lot of my time on Twitter talking about food and places to eat, so this seems like the natural progression for me. In fact, my Facebook page features more pictures of food than it does my son! I spent my tweens and ... Read More about Welcome!