Jamie’s Italian – Newcastle

Jamie’s Italian opened in Newcastle two years ago and over those two years I’ve been there a whole two times (I tried to go on Easter weekend this year but there was a 45 minute wait so we went to Byron instead, my friend’s husband was too hungry to wait!). The people at Jamie’s kindly invited…

Learning to Accept Compliments

Those of you who follow my blog (thank you!) or know me in real life, will already be aware that I’m on a bit of a fitness journey. It started almost exactly one year ago to this day and you can read more about it here. I’ve lost four and half stone so far, so I’m looking…

Hinnies – Whitley Bay

When I read that the people behind Blackfriars, were opening a restaurant serving Geordie comfort food in Whitley Bay, I was interested. I mean, the name is propa cushty/lush/mint hinny! (Sorry) Hinnies is located on East Parade, looking out onto the sea front (where How Do You Do used to be) and even on a cold,…

Dil & the Bear

Dil & the Bear is a cute little cafe and patisserie on Front Street, Tynemouth. If you live up here, you’ve no doubt already heard about Dil & the Bear. I’ve been trying to eat here for AGES, it’s always been packed when we’ve tried to go. I expected it to be the same situation the sunny…

Tynemouth Market

Tynemouth Market is held every Saturday and Sunday from 9am-4pm, inside Tynemouth Metro Station. It’s free to get in and there’s heaps to see! It’s hard to describe all the kinds of wonderful treasures you can find, but the stalls I stopped at mainly sold bric-a-brac, antiques, jewellery and collectibles. There were also some stalls selling…

Breakfast after a Fast Day

Hello! This is just a short post to share my favourite breakfasts to have the morning after a fast as I’ve been getting quite a few questions about this recently! When I first started fasting, I was advised to eat nutritious food to nourish my body after a day of fasting. It makes perfect sense as you…

Food – Changes I’ve Made & Things I’ve Learnt

Last week I wrote a post about my fitness journey, you can read that here if you missed it. I thought I’d follow it up with some things I’ve learnt along the way. Before I start, I don’t want to offend anyone who follows Weight Watchers or Slimming World, because I know they work for a…

My Fitness Journey

I’ve been gone a while… but I’m making a slow comeback. 2015 was a funny old year. Actually it wasn’t really funny, but it marked the year I started to prioritise myself and my health over a lot of other things… including blogging. After a bit of umming and ahhing, I’ve decided to add another…

Rossopomodoro at John Lewis

There’s a new eatery in town! Rossopomodoro opened shop in John Lewis, Eldon Square in early October and I was invited to pop along and check out their menu. Rossopomodoro have a few restaurants in the U.K but lots more in Italy, I’d heard the name but have never eaten at one. With the promise of…

Fenwick Food Hall Newcastle

Fenwick Food Hall has had a massive redevelopment, like MASSIVE. I went in last week without realising it had been finished and was in awe of how different it looked and just how spectacular it was. I was lucky enough to get an invite to the official launch event. Before I get to the event,…

Cake Stories Jesmond

Cake Stories Coffee House & Cakery is situated on the ever-so-pretty Brentwood Avenue in Jesmond. They opened their doors about five months ago after spending lots of time developing recipes and getting themselves sorted. I decided to pop along with a friend I hadn’t seen in ages. Cake, coffee and a good old catch-up were most…

Ringtons Tea

It won’t surprise anyone to learn that I (like most of the British population) enjoy a good cup of tea, so when I received an invitation to attend the #RingtonsXmasParty I jumped at the chance. Ringtons humble beginnings date all the way back to 1907 and I was looking forward to learning more about this well-known local business.  First on…