Lane7 Newcastle

I love bowling. It’s actually sad because I’m SO bad at it, even though I try really hard. We’ve had this team night out planned for a while, so thought it would be a good opportunity to take some photos and sample the food I’ve heard so much about! Lane7 has been open for about a…

Ritu & Jorin’s Wedding Day – Shortflatt Tower

Part three! I really thought I could do it in two, I couldn’t. Victoria was right. The civil ceremony was to take place at 3.30pm at Shortflatt Tower in Belsay, just 20 minutes away from where the Sikh ceremony took place (read about that here). We had 2 hours between ceremonies to get ready. I took…

Ritu & Jorin’s Wedding Day – Sikh Ceremony

When you receive an invitation that looks like this, you just know that the wedding is going to be pretty special. Do you recognise the bride and groom on the front? They’re also found painted on Ritu’s hands with henna (see here). Ritu drew and designed the invitations herself (I KNOW) before getting them printed….

Ritu weds Jorin – Pre-Wedding Fun!

I am SO excited to write this blog post (and the subsequent one) as I get to re-live last week which saw one of my best friends in the world walk down the aisle and become a Mrs! This wedding has been over a year in the making after Jorin proposed to Ritu in Washington…

Tyneside Bar Cafe

On Friday 22nd August at 4pm, the much awaited Tyneside Bar Cafe opened its doors to the public! I went along with my friend Julie in the evening, thinking we’d just stay for an hour… we liked it so much that we didn’t budge for 3 hours! Part of the Tyneside Cinema (read my post here) on…

The Vintage Powder Room – Afternoon Tea

  When I saw Chloe’s (New Girl in Toon) tweet asking if any bloggers were interested in an afternoon tea meet-up, obviously I replied with YES! The meet-up was on Sunday and there were 6 of us in total at The Vintage Powder Room and Tea Shop (which is on Park View, Whitley Bay). I’d heard…

Half a day in Harrogate

I think I’ve mentioned a few times that we went on some day trips last week as we were both off work and my mother-in-law is visiting from India. On Monday we decided to go to Harrogate and York for the day, with both of our mums! Having not been to either, I was very excited….

Cook House – Ouseburn

When I read that Anna (NE food blogger The Grazer) was opening up her own kitchen in Ouseburn I knew I would have to make a trip down there ASAP. Cook House is situated on Ouse St and opened its pretty doors to the public on Wednesday 6th August. As I had this week off it was…

Day Trip to Durham

I’ve got this week off work, so does my husband… also, my lovely mother-in-law is visiting from India. What better reason is there for going on some little day trips? I’ll post each trip separately, otherwise this will be at least 10 million pages long. Saturday’s thunderstorm got in the way of our trip to Corbridge,…

Why I write a blog…

This week my credibility came under fire from someone online, asking why I was conversing with a company I planned to feature on my blog… Without knowing anything about the situation, this person jumped to the conclusion that I was blogging about places with the intention of receiving no bill at the end of a…

A Weekend in Windermere

A month or so ago, Ankush and I went to one of our favourite places for the weekend. The Lake District is only 1.5 hours away from our house so it’s silly we don’t visit more often. As it was the weekend of the Great North Swim, most places were already fully booked but we…

A Weekend in Barcelona

Last weekend I travelled to Barcelona for my best friend’s hen weekend. I won’t go into too much detail about the shenanigans that took place, after all… what happens on a hen weekend in Barcelona STAYS in Barcelona (or so the overused saying goes…ha ha). I travelled with a friend from Newcastle – the other…

Boyhood – Tyneside Cinema

  As soon as I saw the trailer for Boyhood a month or so ago, I knew I had to watch it when it was released. The last Richard Linklater film I saw was Before Midnight, earlier this year. The ‘Before’ trilogy deserves a whole post to itself… so I’ll get back to Boyhood for now. I…

Operation Ombré Hair at Chill Hair Design

A few weeks ago I decided I wanted ombré hair… those who know me will verify that I’m quite impatient, so when I get an idea in my head I will be restless until it’s done! Nice personality trait there… ha. I decided to give my hair stylist Chris (at Chill Hair Design) a call…

Harwood Health & Spa

When I received an invitation to the re-launch of a luxury woodland retreat and spa in Northumberland I obviously jumped at the chance (and felt very lucky). The event was on Monday evening and I took along my lovely friend Sioban as my guest. Harwood Health & Spa has had a full refurbishment and boasts…

The Boiler Shop Steamer

The Boiler Shop Steamer is a monthly event held on the first Friday and Saturday of the month, in the Boiler Shop, Robert Stephenson Centre. For those of you who don’t know where this mysterious venue is, it’s actually not mysterious at all… it’s behind Central Station, along past The Telegraph, behind the big Royal Mail building. Dead…

Ouseburn

Just a few photos taken earlier this week from a little outing down by the Ouseburn River, under Byker Bridge. I seem to have taken a million photos of street art/graffiti. There are lots of cool places to visit too, like The Cluny, The Tyne, The Ship Inn, Seven Stories if you have kids, ohh…

Quilliam Brothers Teahouse – Which Brew Are You Going To Choose?

I’ve driven past Quilliam Brothers about 8 million times, and have always wanted to go in. Today was the day I eventually did! Located at 1 Eldon Place, next to the Hancock, in the most gigantic, beautiful building (Claremont Buildings), this place is an absolute delight. They’ve just celebrated their first birthday (of the tea…

Harvest Canteen – Ouseburn Coffee Company

Coffee heads listen up…There’s a brand new coffee house in town and you’re going to have to get yourselves down there! Ouseburn Coffee Company have opened up their first flagship coffee house, Harvest Canteen, at 91 St George’s Terrace, Jesmond. OCC is Newcastle’s first independent roastery, established in 2012 by “by a small band of Artisan…