RE Corbridge

The sun was shining today, so after quite a lazy morning (the best kind of Sunday morning) we decided to have a drive to Corbridge. First stop was RE. I checked with the staff that it was okay for me to take photos and was given the go-ahead straight away… off I went with my…

Haveli – Ponteland

Haveli opened in Ponteland last year and it’s been on my list of places to visit since then as it’s not far from where we live now (and about a 3 minute walk from where I used to live many many years ago). We very rarely go out for indian food (being indian, we eat indian…

Jam Jar Jesmond

Another place that has been on my list for a long time, Jam Jar on Osborne Road has been open since early September 2013. I was meeting friends for brunch and couldn’t decide where to go, Sarah who works with me suggested Jam Jar and I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of it myself. (Great…

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….

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…

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…