Arts Steamer at Newcastle Central Station

It’s always a bit chilly on the concourse at Newcastle Central Station but that didn’t stop a handful of the region’s best artists, crafters and designers showcasing and selling their amazing work at the Arts Steamer. This pop up event takes place on the first Friday of each month, from 10am-6pm. There were around 12…

Bienvenue Aux Diners

As soon as I stepped into Côte Brasserie on the corner of Grainger Street, Newcastle it was if I was transported to a different time period. Effortlessly chic and tranquil, I imagined myself in an early French era of elegance and sophistication, while still maintaining an air of a modern French bistro. The service from…

The Dotty House

Since the Dotty House moved to a more central location within Low Fell it has become even more popular, with busy mams and dads on the school run taking advantage to pop in and purchase some of its original gifts. Sitting on the corner, the old building was extensively re-modelled so that this charming and quirky…

Low Fell Food Market

Low Fell Food Market might be small, but it is perfectly formed. It began around 2 years ago in the grounds of the local school, and was originally named Kells Lane Food Market, after Kells Lane School situated on Kells Lane. The school has a lovely old building which was built in 1876, so it would…

Afternoon Tea at Lumley Castle

Spying Lumley Castle in the distance and knowing I was visiting for Afternoon Tea was a really good feeling. I absolutely love this place and travelling up the drive surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear in Chester-le-Street in, this 600-year-old castle perched at the top of the hill is a majestic site. Once parked…

Happy to Me

So…….if you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram pics this week you will know that I have done a series of Happy To Me posts. I decided to set myself a challenge and see if for one week I could treat myself to something yummy and delicious every day ……… AND FOR FREE! Yes, that’s…

Open House @howayinn & The Spare Room

I’ve been meaning to pop in to the Open House on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead for a while now, but with the addition of their Refill Station it was an absolute must. This ‘planet conscious’ shop launched in the summer of last year specialising in recycled, renewable and sustainable products providing shoppers with a more…

Escape Room – Never Give Up Newcastle – Revisited

I decided to review the Escape Rooms on Scotswood Road again as on our second visit we opted for the slightly more difficult challenge of ‘Dr Fitzakerley’s Dungeon’. It didn’t look good for us when for some reason we thought the main door was locked and stood outside in the cold wind for 20 minutes,…

Victoria Bar and Kitchen, Low Fell

Friday night dinner at the Victoria Bar and Kitchen, Low Fell in Gateshead was a pleasant surprise. Food is served from lunchtime till 9.30pm and there are several options on offer, but the main event is definitely the rotisserie. Half a roast chicken with a choice of 2 sides, I chose roast baby spuds with…

The Late Shows

The Late Shows dates have now been announced for 2019….17-18 May. It’s a ‘free late-night culture crawl taking place in NewcastleGateshead when museums, galleries and historical buildings come together to offer visitors one-off events. These can be workshops, behind-the-scenes tours, performances, parties’. You name it, it’s on.  It’s aim is to encourage people to do…