Fat Buddha Newcastle

The Mr decided on Thai dinner and drinks this week so booked us a booth at Fat Buddha Newcastle.  Really loved the tiki style outdoor seating for the warmer weather and the welcoming buddha. We were really impressed with the ambience of the place.  The lighting was spot on keeping it intimate but still bright…

Sunday Dinner at The Red Kite

The hubby and I are great fans of Sunday dinner.  Who can resist a fluffy Yorkshire or lashings of gravy! Whilst the sun had its hat on we decided to visit The Red Kite at Winlaton Mill offering a generous £3.95 starter, £8.50 main and £3.95 pudding. Photo Credit: The Red Kite The pub is…

Varekai

What a stunning performance of Varekai by Cirque du Soleil at Metro Radio Arena this weekend!  It was a fantastical and mystical and dark fairytale.  The costumes, stage sets and lighting were immense. We spent most of the time holding our breath watching the epic acrobatics and aerial performances like these.  It certainly puts my…

Herrington Park & Penshaw Tea Room

Bright blue skies and sunshine – check!  In February!?! Time to make the most of it and where better for a bracing walk than Herrington Country Park. With stunning views, ponds and sculpture trail this is a gem of a place to visit. We came across four seats based on the seasons that were commissioned…

Winter Walk at Watergate

Blowing the cobwebs away we headed to Watergate Forest Park for a brisk stroll before tucking in to a big Sunday dinner. This place has all the wildlife – the ducks, the swans, the moorhens and we also came across a meeting of like-minded dalmation owners.  Never seen so many dots on so many dogs…

Wylam Brewery – Thai Kwando 2017

Wylam Brewery has been on my list of places to go for a while now and a Thai Kwando event was right up my street.  Ideal combo! The rules of the battle are simple – a £3 token buys you food from one of the vendors going head to head in a fight to be…

Chinese New Year 2017

We set course for Stowell Street to join in the celebrations for Chinese New Year and this Year of the Rooster.  Seeing the crowds at the Chinese Arch was brilliant and it was a good spot to watch the dragon and lion dances and listen to the music.  I am totally envious of that lion’s…

Blackfriars Ouseburn Cinema

What a treat heading to the BOC to watch I, Daniel Blake.  This pop-up in a community centre at the Ouseburn has a hell of an atmosphere.  You get to sit at a table, cabaret-style and watch your film.  There’s a bar for any drinks or snacks and also table service.  With a friendly, community…

Beamish Museum

Feeling the need to walk off some of the naughty Christmas food we ate, we figured Beamish was a good bet.  At £19 for an annual adults pass you get access to a whole world to explore.  We opted for walking around the site rather than catching one of the vintage trams or buses. After…

Autumn Walk at Chopwell Woods

What could be better than crunching our way through the autumn leaves at Chopwell Woods! On a crisp day taking a walk here is stunning.  There are sculptures dotted about to spot as well as nods to the history of the site by way of the railway tracks and wagons. If you’re really lucky you…

Mog on the Tyne

I LOVE cats!  Sadly until we get our new house sorted out we can’t get our own little furries.  I’ve been making the most of neighbourhood cats for now but it’s not the same.  That’s when Mog on the Tyne came to the rescue in the city centre. The deal is you pay £5 to…