Sleeping with Travelodge

As mentioned previously luxury can be measured in many ways. I feel having a clean comfortable bed with parking in a very popular city a luxury as limited time often means missing out on something if you are having to travel into the action from the outskirts all because the hotel (albeit luxurious) of choice is […]

Gin on the Tyne, Newcastle

I was a Newcastle virgin ’til recently but I am pleased to report that Newcastle  is a hot bed of gin establishments offering a wide choice and in particular a range of local gins. So gin has been the new trendy kid on the block in recent years but this old kid on the block […]

Taking a G and Tea at Bealim House, Newcastle

Even the name … Bealim House seems exotic but a gin in a teapot…….now there’s a thing! It’s afternoon tea with a difference! Tiny sandwiches, miniature cakes, the requisite scones and jam served with Newcastle gin in a teapot and a tonic of choice. As a gin aficionado I can say this is the veritable gin icing […]

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 […]

Quayside Newcastle

So no longer a Newcastle virgin, I have finally made it to the big city, home of The Likely Lads and Auf Weidersen Pet. So whilst not a Likely Lad and more of a Likely Lady who likes to travel I am super impressed with the people and what the city has to offer a first […]