Horse Racing in Melbourne and Hong Kong

'There are other things that I could do, but there's really nothing that I love as much as horse racing' - Chantal Sutherland *A guest blog from my Dad!* When planning our once in a lifetime trip to Singapore, Melbourne, Canberra and Hong Kong Siobhan and I had two aims really – to see our … Continue reading Horse Racing in Melbourne and Hong Kong


Fawdon station opened in 1981 and is one of the many residential stations on the network work servicing the Redhouse Farm/Fawdon/Coxlodge area of Newcastle. Platform 1 was once called Coxlodge station, which was in use between 1905 and 1929 as part of the Ponteland Railway. If you exit the station and walk down Fawdon Lane towards … Continue reading Fawdon

Driving Miss Dizzy – a lesson in the importance of car maintenance

'I'm not clumsy, I'm just accident prone' - Daniel Radcliffe There are also lots of things you gain confidence in through age and experience, like going into a bar on your own and ordering a drink when you’re waiting for someone rather than waiting outside and travelling somewhere alone. And driving. I passed my driving … Continue reading Driving Miss Dizzy – a lesson in the importance of car maintenance

Central Station

Central Station is one of the more unique station on our guide and by that I mean that it is a perfect example of what the guide stands for, it has a pub practically inside the metro station. The station has entrances both inside and outside the station so it's easily accessible to people transferring … Continue reading Central Station

Backstreet Boys – Larger than Life in Las Vegas!

'Bacstreet's back, alright and this time they're appealing to everyone' - Meagan Morris Back in the late 90s and early 00s the internet was a scary place, so imagine my parents shock when I tell them I'm taking a train to London to meet someone I met in a chat room so we can hang … Continue reading Backstreet Boys – Larger than Life in Las Vegas!


Jesmond station as we know it now has, believe it or not, been knocking around since 1864 as part of the Blyth and Tyne railway which rain from New Bridge Street in Newcastle to to Blyth in Northumberland. That ceased operation in 1978 but the station remained and two years later was used by the newly … Continue reading Jesmond