Visiting Holy Island (Lindisfarne) tips

Stay overnight to enjoy the island to yourself, day trippers can only visit when the tide is right. I stayed at the Crown and Anchor Check online for tide times and safe times to drive or walk from the mainland. If walking across the causeway wear waterproof walking boots and follow the causeway poles. Check bus […]

Greycroft Bed and Breakfast in Alnwick

Audrey met us at the garden gate of the classy Greycroft B and B and what a great welcome both she and son Tom gave us. She sat us down in her comfortable sitting room and told us about the area, the fact that we needed to visit Barter Books and answered any question gin or walking based […]

The Parks of Newcastle Upon Tyne

Two centuries ago Lord Armstrong gifted vast areas of parkland to the city of Newcastle, this meant that the ordinary folk who grafted long and hard in the newly industrialising north east England could shake off the grime for just a few hours on a Sunday…..and now city dwellers and tourists can do just the […]

Walking in the Ouseburn Valley, Newcastle

Walking eastwards along Quayside in Newcastle you eventually find where the River Ouse meets the Tyne. There is usually a gaggle of fishing boats on the water and a clear sign to follow the path along the river Ouse through the valley. An interesting piece of engineering is the first ‘landmark’ and the signs told me that […]

Marlish Tonic Water

Anyone that knows me knows that I am a gin girl….and I liked gin way before it became trendy to like it. Whilst travelling in the north east I was introduced to Marlish a naturally sweet tonic water by the front man at Six the roof top restaurant and bar at the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art on Quayside Gateshead. […]