Partners in Wine do The Split Chimp

'Prosecco: How classy people get shitfaced' - Unknown Diamonds, dachshunds and my good self (ahem) are all proof that good things come in small packages. I'd first clocked Newcastle's first micro pub, The Split Chimp, when we walked past on the way to the Spoiler Shop Steamer last September and always had it in mind to … Continue reading Partners in Wine do The Split Chimp

Review: Fattoush, Newcastle upon Tyne

'Lebanese mezze, Cantonese dim sum and Basque pinchos have all evolved over years and are designed to make sense together' - Yotam Ottolenghi You just need to scan through my Instagram account to know that there's nothing I love more than shoveling food in my gob. We try and go out for dinner together at … Continue reading Review: Fattoush, Newcastle upon Tyne

Gig Review: Bowling for Soup

'The emotional aspect is more important in live music' - Brian Eno Who: Bowling for Soup - How About Another Round tour When: Tuesday 2nd February 2016 Where: O2 Academy, Newcastle Bowling for Soup are my absolute favourite band*. I was obsessed with Girl All the Bad Guys Want when it was released in 2002 and the subsequent … Continue reading Gig Review: Bowling for Soup

Manny’s Pizza Deli: A slice of NYC comes to NCL

'Pizza makes me think that anything is possible' - Henry Rollins It’s surprising considering the amount of pizza I eat now (at least once a week) that I haven’t always been a pizza lover. As a child I was a pretty fussy eater, if it wasn’t fish fingers, Sunday dinner or ‘chips and sauce’ I … Continue reading Manny’s Pizza Deli: A slice of NYC comes to NCL

New healthy milkshakes are Canny tasty!

'Accept what people offer. Drink their milkshakes. Take their love' - Wally Lamb Like the words 'yay' and 'Monday' or 'Helen' and 'housework' the words 'healthy' and 'milkshake aren't ones you often hear in the same sentence. I was never a massive fan of them growing up, McDonald's offerings needed the suction power of a Dyson … Continue reading New healthy milkshakes are Canny tasty!

Saturday at the Steamer

'I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day' - Frank Sinatra It's the first weekend in September, the mornings are getting darker and cooler. The only good thing about this time of year is that the dog over … Continue reading Saturday at the Steamer

Review: Sway – Deliverance

'Music washes away the dust of every day life' - Art Blakey I don’t tend to buy full albums all that much these days. It’s not like I listen to physical CDs anymore (apart from in the car) and technology has made it so much easier to download the single tracks you like rather than having … Continue reading Review: Sway – Deliverance