Fitness | My First ParkRun, Stewart Park

ParkRun Stewart Park

Last month I decided I needed a new focus in my life. I don’t know about you, but I’ve always loved to have a goal to keep me focused and give me purpose. After hearing about parkrun, a weekly event that hosts timed 5km runs for free across the world, I decided it was time to step out of the gym and head down to my local park for a run in the autumn sunshine. As a complete newbie to long distance running, I thought I’d share my experience with you. View Post

Dovecot Bar & Bistro | Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough

Dovecot Middlesbrough

Today I’ve got another local gem for you all that I’m sure you’re going to love! One of the latest businesses to open its doors to the North East is Dovecot Bar which is located on Linthorpe Road in Middlesbrough. Situated across the road from the ever-popular duo of streets – Baker Street and Bedford Street, Dovecot is in a prime location for a couple of drinks with your friends on an evening. Boasting Middlesbrough’s longest bar and 40 different gins to choose from, it’s a newfound haven for anyone who loves a socialable gin and tonic. Although I’m yet to visit Dovecot on a bustling evening, I have been a couple of times during its first month of opening to sample their food menu and it’s definitely one to try!  View Post

Lifestyle | Macy Browns Cocktail Masterclass

Macy Browns Cocktail Masterclass - Rasputin

My favourite place for a couple of cool cocktails and a catch up with my friends has got to be Macy Browns in Middlesbrough. The vibe is amazing, playing funky old school music with a mix of soul and Motown, I just can’t get enough of the laidback vibe it brings to the town centre. Last Wednesday I went along with three of my friends for a cocktail masterclass to celebrate one of the girl’s birthdays. Today I’m sharing our experience with you and how you can grab this experience for less than a tenner!  View Post

The Baker Street Kitchen | Baker Street, Middlesbrough

The Baker Street Kitchen

Middlesbrough is quickly becoming the place to be when it comes to dining out. With the fast growth from neighbourly streets, Baker Street and Bedford Street, independent businesses are booming. Offering a combination of wonderful eateries and quaint shops, there’s no better place to visit whilst in the town. A place I’ve been wanting to try for a while is The Baker Street Kitchen which is located on the corner of Baker Street nearby centre square. After hearing rave reviews of their all day breakfast menu I knew I wanted to try the food for myself.  View Post

Events | Stewart Park Farmers’ Market

Smoklahoma at Stewart Park Farmers Market

A few Sundays ago, me and Ross decided to have a wander down to Stewart Park for the farmers’ market that takes place on the last Sunday of every month. We live in a little village called Ormesby which is home to the beautiful Ormesby Hall and St Cuthberts church making a lovely scenic route for us to walk to Stewart Park. I’ve lived in Ormesby my whole life and I’m still amazed by the beauty that is available to me right on my doorstep. Anyway, you’re here to read about the farmers’ market so let’s get to it!  View Post