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Super Grainger Market!

I’ve been a huge fan of the Grainger Market ever since I moved to Newcastle. This bustling covered market hall has been providing locals and visitors with an eclectic shopping experience since 1835. Tradition is still at its heart...

Days Out by Bus with Go North East

*AD As much as I love my little Figaro car, it is often more practical and far less stressful to plan days out by bus, especially when the family come to visit. If you haven’t been on board a...

A Day Out in Whitley Bay and Tynemouth with the Stagecoach Seasider

(AD – This post is sponsored by Stagecoach) One of the things I love most about living in Newcastle is the close proximity to the coast. As soon as the sun peeps out from behind the clouds, James and...

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...

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A Sunny Day in Sunderland with Tyne & Wear Metro

*Sponsored Me and The Metro Back in my student days at Sunderland Uni I was a regular on the Tyne & Wear Metro. Those bright yellow carriages would transport me to lectures, parties and days out, then after I graduated and got...

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...

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...

North Tyneside’s Hidden Gems

*This post is sponsored by ‘We Are North Tyneside’ During my pre-Christmas shopping spree in North Tyneside I couldn’t help but notice some of the other unique and quirky attractions in the area. From cute coffee shops to tranquil...

Shop till You Drop in North Tyneside

*Collaborative Post with ‘We Are North Tyneside’ I love a bit of retail therapy and although I know I can rely on my old favourites in Newcastle city centre and intu Metrocentre in Gateshead, it’s nice to unearth new and...

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...