How To Have A Great Free Day Out – Great North Museum: Hancock

As mentioned in my 2018 so far post, a few weeks back Peter and I had a wander up to the Great North Museum: Hancock. If you’ve not heard of the Great North Museum: Hancock, it is situated in the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne and is home to various exhibitions like Living Planet, Fossil Stories, a Hadrian’s Wall gallery, Natural Northumbria and World Cultures. There are also exhibits on ancient Egyptians and Greek and Etruscan art and archaeology. A museum that has been around since 1884 The museum was first built in 1884 as a natural history museum to house collections of the…

Should You Go and Stay At Staybridge Suites Newcastle?

If you read my post on what I’ve been up to this year then you’ll already be aware that in early May my boyfriend Pete and I stayed overnight in Newcastle to celebrate his birthday. We looked at quite a few places to stay online but in the end, we settled on Staybridge Suites Newcastle. Unlike a standard hotel Staybridge Suites offers, you guessed it, suites. From studio suites to one-bedroom suites. I believe all suites come with complimentary wifi and hot buffet breakfast and each suite claims to be bigger than a standard hotel bedroom. Each suite comes with a fully equipped kitchen which makes the…

The Best Lunch In Newcastle? ShiJo Cafe

Recently when on out and about in Newcastle with my boyfriend we took a stroll hand in hand down Northumberland Street. We passed Haymarket Metro station and before we knew it a delicious waft of flavourful scent entered our noses. We were extremely intrigued by this tasty smelling scent and shortly after we discovered the smell was coming from a place called Shijo Cafe. Shijo Cafe is a Japanese style place that serves the likes of ramen, yakisoba, Japanese style curry, gyozas and soups amongst other dishes. The menu isn’t massive but it is very respectable considering the place is quite…