Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a time for loved up couples and doting admirers to declare their love. You might think that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but Geordieland isn’t a bad place to say ‘I love you’ either; so here are five ways to embrace the local culture while uttering those three little words…
1. Shout it From the Rooftops
If you’ve got a head for heights grab your loved one by the hand and head up to the top of Newcastle Castle, the viewing platform at the Baltic or the Vermont’s rooftop bar. These are some of the best places to get panoramic views of the NewcastleGateshead quayside and you’ll make your Valentine feel on top of the world!
2. Write it in the Sand
Is there anything more romantic than a stroll along the beach, arm in arm with the one you love, then sharing an ice-cream or fish and chips while looking out to sea? I think not! Even in February James and I love spending time by the beautiful North East coast and with pretty seaside villages such as Tynemouth, Craster and Bamburgh all within easy reach of Newcastle, we’re spoilt for choice!
3. Say it With Flowers
— Diana Kaye Florist (@dianakayeshop) October 26, 2015
Flowers are of course the traditional gift to give your Valentine and whether it’s a single red rose or a beautiful bouquet you have in mind I’m sure you’ll find the perfect petals at Diana Kaye. This small but perfectly formed florist can be found in the entrance to Fenwick Food Hall and every time I walk past I can’t help but admire the colourful displays.
4. Whisper it on the Back Row at the Movies
Even after 11 years together James and I still love a little date night at the flicks but the Tyneside Cinema is the only place for us! This independent cinema in the heart of the city still has many of its original art-deco features, it shows some really intriguing films and you can enjoy a beer or glass of wine while whispering sweet nothings to each other in the back row!
5. Send a Geordie Card
— Jo Burrows (@Bykerlass1) February 1, 2016
I know some girls don’t like it but it always makes me smile when James calls me ‘wor lass’. I just love the Geordie dialect and I can’t resist these cute cards made by local lass Jo Burrows. She’s got some lovely designs but I think the ‘northern soul’ one is my fave!
Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? I’d love to know what romantic ideas you’ve got, just leave a comment below, but keep it clean people 😉