Olive & Bean, Newcastle: A review

Whilst indulging in a bit of Christmas retail therapy with my favourite shopping partner (my Mum!) the other day, she suggested that we stopped in at this little cafe she’d been in before with a friend. I’m, by anyone’s standards, quite fussy these days about what I eat and so if it’s not tried and […]

Scrumpy Willow & the Singing Kettle Vegetarian/Vegan Restaurant and Cafe: Review

Every now and again me and the husband like to have an evening out without the littl’un so we can enjoy some adult time and actually have a conversation without stopping for a rendition of “I can sing a rainbow” every 5 minutes (I now know the order of every color in the rainbow but […]

Maddisons, Independent Drinks House and Eatery: Review

Masddisons is an independent drinks house and eatery in the little town of Consett, County Durham. It’s about a 10 minute walk from my parents house and is my go to place when we’re celebrating or when we fancy treating ourselves. Back when we discovered this place I’d never heard of clean eating and so […]

Broom House Farm: Review

Broom House Farm  is a livestock farm in the Witton Gilbert area of County Durham. It’s an amazing resource that we’re extremely lucky to have on our doorstep and we frequent often! In fact, we were there when I went into labour with Molly and it was one of the first places that we took […]

Gourmet Burger Kitchen: Review

After a recent plan to eat at one of our favourite clean eating places were scuppered due to nightmare lack of parking situation which had the husband driving round Tynemouth in circles for what seemed like hours, we ended up, in desperation at 2.00 in the afternoon, having lunch at Gourmet Burger Kitchen (GBK). I LOVE […]

Pret-a-Manger Review

Whilst out and about shopping the other day, Molly suggested that we stopped for a drink and a snack (she’s just like her Daddy, always thinking about food and no stamina for shopping!) I was slightly panic stricken as to where we would end up as the husband refuses to even entertain the idea of […]

An evening of “Sun down at Gibside”

We were recently invited to join some friends of ours at  Gibside’s Beer Garden for an evening of food, drink and music. Not ever being ones to turn down any of those things we gladly accepted the invitation although we weren’t sure what to expect – a beer garden at a National Trust property? Whatever […]

A day out at Washington Wetland Centre

On a rare mid-week day off (albeit in the school summer holidays so it was far from quiet) I decided to join my parents and Molly on an excursion to Washington Wetlands Centre. As I understand it, Molly and her grandparents are frequent visitors here as they enjoy watching and photographing the birds and Molly […]