Regent Centre

When you live out in Bank Foot there's nothing more frustrating than getting to a metro station and seeing the fatal words 'next train terminates at Regent Centre' ugh, so close yet so far. However more than once have we hopped on the train anyway and paid a visit to some of the great pubs … Continue reading Regent Centre

Anyone for Active Cardio Tennis? 

'The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how good I get, I'll never be as good as a wall' - Mitch Hedberg The other week I wrote about the Parklives scheme that’s currently running in collaboration with Coca Cola and Newcastle City Council. Their aim is to offer fun, free activities which encourage people across … Continue reading Anyone for Active Cardio Tennis? 

Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – Christmas

'When I was running across the country, I was doing 40 or 50 miles a day in sleeting snow with zero visibility for five or six days in a row. Ten to 12 hours of running in that is monotony beyond belief' - Dean Karnazes Regular followers will know that my husband Dave is currently training … Continue reading Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – Christmas

I’m So Glad I Got the Fuck Out Of My Hometown

'Ah, beware of snobbery; it is the unwelcome recognition of one's own past failings' Cary Grant Last week, my husband and I went to go and see Bowling for Soup in concert, as part of their farewell tour, and i happened to comment that during a particular song of their, called ‘My Hometown’ i was … Continue reading I’m So Glad I Got the Fuck Out Of My Hometown