At the beginning of July we saw the opening weekend of something new and extremely exciting – Orange Pip Kitchen. Setting up shop inside the newly-refurbished Middlesbrough Town Hall, Orange Pip Kitchen is the brainchild of commercial events manager for the Town Hall, Keren Pearson, and the people behind the Orange Pip Market. View Post
To celebrate the £7.7 million makeover of Middlesbrough Town Hall*, I’m excited to announce an amazing event coming to Centre Square on Sunday 1st July – Cake Fest Middlesbrough! When the email landed into my inbox I knew it was something I had to roll up my sleeves for and get involved in. Combining two of my favourite things – eating cake and bigging up my hometown of Middlesbrough – how could I not be at the forefront of it?! I’ve always had an inner baker in me and although I’ve never baked a larger than normal cake before, nor have I decorated one with such detail, I’ve been looking forward to stepping up to the challenge. View Post
Newcastle is a brilliant city for foodies like me, with something to sink your teeth into on practically ever corner, with Grey’s Quarter in Eldon Square being one of my favourite eating spots after a long day of shopping. Walking hand in hand with the impressive food comes a vibrant bar scene. There’s nothing I love more than a casual dose of daytime drinking, sitting in the window looking out onto a busy city and watching the world pass me by (people watching is the best!) as the day creeps into night. View Post
A couple of weeks ago Adam and I took a trip on the train to Newcastle for a mini break away. During our stay we were invited along to a press event at Mr Petit*, a restaurant specialising in tapas dishes from around the world. Looking at the menu beforehand, they have a diverse menu with combinations from all corners of the world. I love restaurants like this as Adam can enjoy the more daring side of the menu whilst I can stick with familiar tastes and try some new things without feeling like I’m wasting a whole meal by trying something different and not liking it. View Post
I was in two minds whether to write this post or just to keep the special day between me and Adam but with my blog being the place where I’ve been documenting the highlights of my life over the years, it seemed only right to share this special moment here too. As requested by a few people, I’ve decided to share the proposal story of when Adam asked me to marry him on Tuesday 6th February 2018 in New York City – 4 months ago today!