Kaspas vs Creams

'Dessert is probably the most important stage of the meal, since it will be the last thing your guests remember before they pass out all over the table' - William Powell For years I always maintained that I was savoury over sweet, give me some chips and dip or a cheeseboard over a pudding any … Continue reading Kaspas vs Creams

Ringtons – So much more than Tea

'I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake' - Lewis Black I can vividly remember the first cup of tea I ever had. I was trying to get something off the top shelf of a wall unit (hey it was the 90s) in my bedroom so stood on the … Continue reading Ringtons – So much more than Tea

The Split Chimp gets a makeover

'A pub can be a magical place' - Rhys Ifans A few months ago on a snowy February Saturday afternoon I dragged (well i say dragged, there was actually very little persuasion involved) my friends to the Split Chimp micro pub in Newcastle so we could could sample the £15 bottles of prosecco and perhaps … Continue reading The Split Chimp gets a makeover

Newcastle’s Science Bar Cocktails are out of this world!

‘Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former’- Albert Einstein Two of my great loves in life happen to be Cocktails and Science* so when my blogging matey and fellow lover of all things weird (check out her website Crime Viral if you fancy  some bedtime reading) … Continue reading Newcastle’s Science Bar Cocktails are out of this world!

Kate’s Food Challenges: What Kate Ate

'A good spicy challenge strikes a balance between flavour and fear' - Adam Richman One look at my Instagram feed will tell you, I love my food, and much like my wine and my clothing obsession, I'm a quantity over quality type of girl; the greasier and more smothered in cheese the better as far … Continue reading Kate’s Food Challenges: What Kate Ate

Hadrian’s Wall & the search for Robin Hood’s Tree

'Once again a geography question rears it's ugly head and stumps the American' - Keith Murray My name's Helen and I'm a Robin Hood nut. Sadly I'd love to pretend that my interest peaked when I was taught about the legend of Robin Hood at school, all factually correct and accurate but sadly, my obsession … Continue reading Hadrian’s Wall & the search for Robin Hood’s Tree

The Perfect Mother’s Day Present from Mandy Charlton

'In our house, Mother's Day is every day. Father's Day, too. In our house, parents count. They do important work and that work matters. One day just doesn't cut for us' - Margaret Heffernan I know a lot of people poo-poo the idea of 'hallmark holidays' like Valentines Day or Mother's/Father's Day, and they're right, … Continue reading The Perfect Mother’s Day Present from Mandy Charlton