Life In Geordieland

Rachel's Guide to Newcastle and Beyond!

About Me


Well hello there, I’m flattered that you’d like to know more about little old me, Rachel Kershaw, so where do I begin? Well, for starters I should confess that I’m not actually a Geordie born and bred, I’m originally from Rochdale in Greater Manchester. I moved to North East England in the year 2000, originally I came to study at the University of Sunderland but a few years later I fell in love with a Geordie and got a job at a radio station in Newcastle, so the Toon became my home.

Looking for a photo to go here has made me realise how severely lacking we are in decent pics of us together!

Fast forward to today and I’m still loved up with my Geordie James and living in Newcastle. We welcomed Pat the dog in to our lives in 2019 and the three of us spend every spare moment making memories together on adventures across the North East.

We love taking Pat to the North East beaches

Why Blog about Newcastle?

I’m very proud to call Geordieland my home and am passionate about flying the flag for this little corner of the globe.

I’m always discovering new experiences and unearthing hidden gems, despite having lived here for nearly half my life.

Peaceful parks, world class arts and culture, an abundance of festivals and events and legendary nightlife all mean there’s never an excuse to be bored. Plus, when it comes to my guilty pleasures, shopping and eating out, I’m seriously spoilt for choice!

By sharing stories about our adventures across the region I hope to inspire locals to get out there and enjoy what’s on their doorstep. I also get lots of feedback from tourists who tell me that this blog is a valuable source of information when they’re planning to visit the area.

Blogging adventures are usually coffee fuelled

When I’m not blogging for Life in Geordieland I can usually be found in my studio as I now work as a freelance voiceover and copywriter. You can find out more about my work at

I always welcome your comments and questions so please don’t hesitate to get in touch. I’m also active on the following social platforms…




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