One thing I love about the blogsphere is that if you ask for recommendations, you get a ton! When I asked for suggestions for dining in Tynemouth, two fellow food bloggers Taste of the North and Sugar Rushed recommended the same place – Allard’s Lounge. Well, if both of them recommended it, it must be […]

I can’t believe that I’ve lived in Newcastle for so long and have never eaten at The Living Room. Needless to say, I loved it. We decided to go with another couple and take advantage of their Newcastle Restaurant Week offer a few weeks ago. It was a sunny Saturday afternoon, not like today with […]

I love Newcastle Restaurant Week. I’ve written a fair few blog posts proclaiming my love for the initiative and think it’s great to get everyone trying somewhere new for a bargain. This week, we decided to pop into The Waterline for dinner one night. We wanted somewhere on the Quayside and their restaurant week menu looked very […]

We were super excited when MrJ got accepted onto his Mandarin programme at Sichuan University and realised we were moving to Chengdu. However, I was also a little apprehensive as Chengdu is pretty-much the spice capital of China. I have such a low tolerance for spice and thought this was going to be really difficult […]

Dear Readers, I want to let you guys into a little secret. We haven’t been living in Newcastle recently. In August 2013 we left the North-East to embark on a year abroad in Chengdu, China. Chengdu is located in south-west China and is home to 80% of the world’s pandas! MrJ studied Mandarin at Sichuan University […]

I love the EAT! events held by NewcastleGateshead Initiative. They get better and better (and more delicious) every year. Tea & Cake Planet is a great foodie event happening this weekend (Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of June) at the Boiler Shop in Newcastle. So what’s it all about? Basically, there will be stalls & […]

I found something really cool that I wanted to share with you all! I’ve been wanting to explore our local area more; not just foodie places, but also cultural events, historic sites, local community activities and more! And I stumbled across Nexus River Trips online. Have you heard of them before or been on one […]


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