Lake District

After our little getaway to Nice in June, we decided to holiday a bit closer to home last week… We’re not ones for planning too far in advance, so we booked ourselves into Low Wood Bay on Sunday night and set off on Monday morning 🙂 The hotel is in between Ambleside and Windermere (closer to…

The Naked Deli – Chillingham Road

The Naked Deli on Chillingham Road Heaton isn’t new to Newcastle, but today was my first visit. It’s been on my list for ages and lots of my friends love it so I had pretty high expectations. Everything on the menu is freshly prepared in their deli using “unprocessed, whole and natural state foods” and they only ever…

Post Box Ponteland – Afternoon Tea

Post Box Ponteland has been open for a couple of months now, I went along on opening day for breakfast (read about it here) and was hugely interested in what Alex & Hayden had in store for the future. My friend was home from London for the weekend so I took this opportunity to get…

A week in Nice, France

Last week we travelled to Nice for the week, I’m not going to write a full post about our time away but I thought it’d be nice to share some photos 🙂 If you know me, you know about my love for France. I studied French at university and have spent 1.5 years living there, I…

St Mary’s Inn – Stannington

St Mary’s Inn, Stannington, isn’t far from the A1 but (wonderfully) still feels a bit like the middle of nowhere – if you ignore the new fancy housing estate immediately surrounding it of course! The last time I visited was in November, the week it opened. I got very lost because I stupidly followed the sat nav,…

Jesmond Food Market

Jesmond Food Market takes place on the 3rd Saturday of the month, from 10am-3pm, on Armstrong Bridge overlooking Jesmond Dene. The launch last month was a huge success, with many stalls selling out very quickly. I was busy that day but pencilled 16th May in my diary immediately, to make sure I didn’t miss out this time around….

CafĂ© Royal – Afternoon Tea

Last month I wrote a review of Café Royal, the place I had originally wanted to be my first blog post but I chickened out of taking any photos, because I was a scaredy cat. This has been one of my favourite places in Newcastle since my lovely friend Heidi introduced me to it back in 2003. I’ve…

Anna Hedworth – The Grazer

I first met Anna the week she opened her amazing new venture Cook House (in 2 adjoining shipping containers!) back in August last year. I popped along with my mum for breakfast, you can read about that here. Anna started out by writing a food blog, The Grazer which has become, in Anna’s words, her…

Café Royal

CafĂ© Royal will always and forever remind me of my good friend Heidi who introduced me to this hidden gem back in 2003 (I realise it’s very well-known now). I remember being shocked that I’d never heard of it, yet it was so close to Monument (I used to spend all of my spare time…

Curious Leaves – Grainger Market

Mrs Pumphrey’s Curious Leaves Tea Shoppe is now open for business within Newcastle’s Grainger Market. Part of the Pumphrey’s Coffee family, Curious Leaves is all about the tea! With lots of speciality teas to choose from, you can either sit in and sip (like I did) or buy a bag of tea to enjoy at home (OR BOTH)….

Maxine Ashleigh – Little Miss Delicious

I first heard about Little Miss Delicious from my friend Julie, which won’t be a surprise to any of you who know Julie! Little Miss Delicious is an independent online shop that specialises in handmade jewellery made from polymer clay, as well as accessories and apparel that are so adorably kawaii. I’m talking pizza slices with cute…

Post Box Ponteland

  Post Box is the brand new cafĂ© that has just opened on Main Street, Ponteland. Sandwiched in-between Bridgfords and Ponteland Tandoori, Post Box really stands out – it might be something to do with the pretty red bench outside, freshly painted front and kilner jar lights hanging in the window. My friend Sarah and I have had this in…