Newcastle’s Top Ten Best Kept Secrets

'For some reason, it is always thrilling to spot your home town in the news' - Craig Brown There are many things Newcastle is known for: Grey’s Street, which has been voted one of the best streets in Europe, being a nightlife hotspot and, of course, being home to the mighty Newcastle United. But among … Continue reading Newcastle’s Top Ten Best Kept Secrets

How to humidity-proof your hair on holiday

'The key to beautiful, frizz-free curls in the summer is to keep hair healthy' - Jillian Hervey Once upon a time, not so long ago I was obsessed OBSESSED with my hair and how it looked, not being happy unless it was absolutely pa pa pa poker straighter. Problem is, it's got an annoying natural … Continue reading How to humidity-proof your hair on holiday

Aspire Lounge, Manchester terminal 1

'Everything has changed. The flying has changed. The airports have changed' - Eydie Gorme My mum always said that holidays start at the airport and were as most of the time I would tend to agree, I've never been a massive fan of hanging around in busy departure lounges and paying twice the price for … Continue reading Aspire Lounge, Manchester terminal 1

Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

Cornwall is famous for 3 things; pastys, cream teas and cider. My waistline was already full to bursting with the first two so on the last day of our recent Cornish staycastion we found ourselves with a free day so headed to Healeys Cornish Cyder Farm to see if we could get wasted on fermented … Continue reading Healey’s Cornish Cyder Farm

The Eden Project, Cornwall

'Flowers are restful to look at. They have neither emotions nor conflicts' - Sigmund Freud When I was 18 I used to work for a local newspaper which we sold holidays through. One of the trips that was really popular was coach trips to the Eden Project, which baffled me as from what I could … Continue reading The Eden Project, Cornwall

The Joiners Arms – Newton by the Sea

'When you get into a hotel room, you lock the door, and you know there is a secrecy, there is a luxury, there is fantasy. There is comfort. There is reassurance' - Diane von Furstenberg Since we got married in 2013, and despite our anniversary being at the end of March, we always try and … Continue reading The Joiners Arms – Newton by the Sea