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Some of My Favourite Places in the North East to Spend Family Time Outdoors

What is with the British weather at the moment? OK, I know… it’s notoriously unpredictable at the best of times, especially here in North East England, but it’s just been nuts recently! Last month I wrote a post all...

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...

Everything You Need to Know About Freedom on the Tyne – THIS SUNDAY!

If you live in or around Newcastle, chances are you’ve already heard about ‘Freedom City 2017’, the city-wide programme marking the 50th anniversary of Dr Martin Luther King Jr. receiving an honorary degree from Newcastle University. The anniversay falls on...

My Top 5 Family Days Out in the North East

Over the last few years I’ve been able to enjoy many family days out at exciting attractions across the region as I play host to my brother’s twin children Jack and Emily who often come to visit from Rochdale....

My Newcastle City Break with Hotel Indigo

I feel very lucky to live in the wonderful city that is Newcastle upon Tyne but after calling this place home for over a decade, I can’t remember the last time I wandered around the Toon at a tourist’s...

Sunday Lunch at Dobson and Parnell on Newcastle Quayside

A Sunday lunch with all the trimmings is my favourite meal of the week and barely a weekend goes by without one for me and James! We like cooking together at home (his gravy is the best and I...