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Visiting the Farne Islands During Puffin Season April – July

Full of character, completely captivating and oh so cute, it’s no wonder the puffin is one of the country’s favourite birds! Getting up close to these rare creatures is actually easier than you might think as every year they...

A Guide to Newcastle’s Best Record Shops

I’ve always thought there’s something special about listening to music on a traditional record player, the crackle as the needle hits the vinyl, the beautiful artwork that adorns the sleeves, the physical interaction with the artist’s work is something...

A Weekend Break in Whitley Bay

*This post is sponsored by We Are North Tyneside Although I love holidays to far flung destinations I’m also a huge fan of staycations. When you’re lucky enough to live in a wonderful country such as England, it would...

Planning a Newcastle Theatre Break

Newcastle might not be the first English destination that springs to mind when you’re thinking of planning a theatre break but our compact city has a lot to offer and there’s not a night goes by that you can’t...

24 Hours in Newcastle

In the last couple of years I’ve topped up my tan in Thailand, skied black runs in Bulgaria and Austria, ate my body weight in cheese in the Côte d’Azur, discovered hidden waterfalls in Cyprus and explored the winding...

5 Ideas for Date Nights in Newcastle

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I would pull together a little list of some of my favourite places for date night. Newcastle is such a sensual city, full of beautiful buildings, romantic restaurants and big...

10 North East Events Not To Be Missed in 2018

For a moment I contemplated the idea of writing a post titled ‘2018 Things to Enjoy in the North East in 2018’, then I gave myself a shake, not because I’d be short of ideas, far from it, but...

It Wouldn’t Be a Geordie Christmas Without…

This year will be my 14th Christmas with my other half James who is a born and bred Geordie. During the festive season we try and divide our time between Rochdale (where I’m originally from) and Newcastle so we...

Exploring Gateshead’s Great Outdoors

What springs to mind when you think of the Geordieland town of Gateshead? If you’d have asked me that question a few weeks ago I probably would have mentioned the shopping mecca that is intu Metrocentre, the imposing buildings that...