Jesmond is filled with hidden treasures round every corner.
January is a dreary month for all – exams and dieting dampen our already glitterless lives.
This grey morning I stepped out of the exam hall and dragged Jake along for a bite of brunch at the not-so-dreary Butterfly Cabinet
Remember I mentioned October being full of treats and celebrations?
Well, my sister’s got a lil place in London and invited me down to visit for my birthday. She asked me what I wanted to do, and I knew immediately.
After a long summer of intense shifts at work and my looming departure back up north, my sister and I decided it was about time we went on another grand shopping adventure, so hopped on a train to Birmingham.
Derbyshire contains so many hidden little villages, and more importantly hidden little pubs!
Summer seems to have crept up on me and I’m facing a daily routine of astonishment upon drawing the curtains to see clear blue skies and the sun beaming down on me.
And as a true Brit I wished for nothing more than to basque in the sun in a truly English Beer Garden.
After spending every night in the library for the last week or more, on deadline day I was in dire need of good food, good company and very importantly: a glass of bubbly.
Chances are, you too spend half your time puddle-hopping around our showery Brittania, 20% of your vision stolen by the brim of your brolly.