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Rachel Kershaw

I'm a proud ambassador for all that's great about Geordieland and love sharing the best of what NewcastleGateshead has to offer. I may not be a Geordie born and bred but I've lived here for a over a decade and am proud to call this fabulous region my home!

Pages of the Sea – First World War Remembrance Events in the North East

*Ad – Sponsored Post Armistice day is always poignant and special, I can’t walk past ‘The Response’ war memorial in front of Newcastle’s Civic Centre around the 11th November without feeling a lump in my throat. This year, Remembrance Day will...

24 Hours in Durham with Hotel Indigo

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*Collaboration (This post features a review of Hotel Indigo and MPW where we stayed and dined on a complimentary basis) The historic city of Durham attracts millions of visitors from all over the world each year, but luckily for James and...

Five Places to Eat for Less than a Fiver in Newcastle

I set myself a challenge to write this blog post because, let’s face it, we don’t always have the money or the desire to dine at fancy pants restaurants. Sometimes, a quick but delicious bite to eat on a...

5 Things I Learnt From The Great Exhibition of the North

On Sunday 9th September we said a fond farewell to The Great Exhibition of the North, the jam packed summer programme of events that shone a light on Northern achievements in art, design and innovation. Along with millions of others, I...

An Evening at Nova Seafood Restaurant and Grill in Newcastle

*Gifted When I was a little girl I would enter the supermarket in the most dramatic fashion, with my eyes closed, my hands over my nose, and pretending to gag, all because we had to walk past was the...

Camping with Kids at Carfest North in a VW Campervan from Lookers Van Centre Newcastle

*Collaboration The first time I managed to persuade James to camp at a music festival was in 2014, we headed to Kendal Calling with a car packed to the brim with all kinds of borrowed camping equipment, plus enough...

Top Ten Things To Do Along the North Tyneside Coast

*Sponsored The variety of things to see and do plus the ever growing list of amazing places to eat and drink draws me back to North Tyneside time and time again! The unspoilt coastline has some of the best...