April: The Debrief

We’re a quarter of the way through 2022 now – Spring has sprung, festivals have started, Easter eggs have been eaten and I’ve been on my first holiday of the year! It’s actually been a really busy month now that I think about it…

Let’s have a catch up and I’ll tell you aaaall about it in April’s debrief.

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GORILLA BAR AND BOWLING (AD)

When I was a teen my Friday nights consisted of heading down to the Dunes in Shields with the girls and spending hours playing game after game of bowling and drinking one two many J20’s! Fast forward 10+ years and bowling is still one of my favourite activities to do whether it’s with a big group of friends or for a date night. That’s why I was over the moon to be invited down to Newcastle’s brand new bowling spot, Gorilla!

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Ones to Watch at Stockton Calling! (AD)

Festival season is well within reach and for me it all starts THIS weekend with the return of Stockton Calling!

I’m getting so excited for the daylong festival that I’ve had the SC playlist on repeat these last couple of weeks getting myself hyped for it. It’s been so nice to as well to discover new artists that I’ve never heard in readiness for the festival too. There are over 80 artists performing across 11 venues throughout the day and, although it would be awesome to, sadly you can’t see everyone. I’ll definitely be getting the steps in on Saturday as I run about town trying to catch as many people as I can though!

With that in mind, here’s a list of who I would like to see at the festival.

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A Guide To Stockton Calling 2022 (AD)

The countdown to Stockton Calling is officially ON! 

Four weeks today on the 16th of April, the daylong music festival returns after a 2 year hiatus (thanks to bloody Covid!) and the organisers have gone all out to bring us an absolute stellar line up for their comeback! 

I have so many amazing memories from years gone by at the festival, but if you’ve not heard of Stockton Calling then let me enlighten you…

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DOPPIO MALTO – METROCENTRE (AD)

I took a little trip to Italy earlier this week when I headed along to the Metrocentre to visit the latest addition to their food quarter – Doppio Malto!

Known for its motto ‘un posto felice’ – a happy place – Doppio Malto offers a beautiful, vibrant setting with vivid coloured walls filled with art, cosy botanical corners and bright lights all around. A smile graced my face the moment I arrived, and I can tell you now it stayed there til I left.

I was invited along for an exclusive evening of beer tasting and menu sampling and let me tell you, I was not prepared for what went down…

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January: The Debrief

I hate to be THAT person but seriously, where did January go?! I can’t quite believe we’re one whole month into 2022 already.

I said I wanted to get back into my blogging this year and so at the end of each month I’m going to do a little debrief of what’s been happening in my life – what I’ve been watching/where I’ve been going. That kind of thing!

January has actually been quite a busy month with highs, and lows. I suffer with anxiety and that has been quite bad the past few weeks but I’m getting there and trying new things to help with that…which kind of leads me on to what I’ve been up to!

First up…

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The Hustle – Newcastle (AD)

I think you’ll be seeing plenty of food posts on the blog this year, so let’s start it off with a visit to one of Newcastle’s newest spots – The Hustle!

Taking up residence in the old Tiger Tiger/Eden site at the heart of the city centre, the building has certainly had quite the glow up since I was last there. It has been transformed into a stunning bar, grill and disco lounge with an extensive drinks menu and an excellent New York style tapas menu.

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