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My WeekendNotes - 77
Spotlight
How often do you explore the countryside around where you live? If the answer is 'not much' then you are missing a t... [more]
Over the last couple of weeks the 'West End of the North East' have been 'Puttig on athe Ritz' as the sensational to... [more]
07/07/2015 - 25/07/2015
The Greek Islands have long been a favourite destination for British and other European holidaymakers and my husband... [more]
Chinatown in Newcastle is this year preparing to usher in The Year of the Goat as the Year of the Horse comes to an en... [more]
22/02/2015
With more than 10,000 people flying south from my local airport of Newcastle in the North East of England looking fo... [more]
In the bleak mid winter, frosty winds made moan Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone…… So the hymn goes ... [more]
In a deep dark forest in the far north of England, Christmas trees are growing and little elves are busy in their wo... [more]
Along the same stretch of coastline, on the road between Aghia Efimia and Sami, the Drogorati cave consists of impress... [more]
Dear VisitorKefalonia is a beautiful Greek island in the Ionian sea with stunning scenery and lots of interesting things... [more]
Standing atop of the Lixouri-Argostoli ferry, breathing in the sweetness of fresh air while the whole expanse of the... [more]
UPDATE: The organisers have now announced that Sting will be performing at the Opening Ceremony at the Newcastle/Gateshe... [more]
07/09/2014
Whether you're an air enthusiast or just simply looking for a great day out with the kids, you're sure to enjoy this y... [more]
25/07/2014 - 27/07/2014
Festival fun is back for 2014 at the seafront in South Shields and around the borough as the ever popular South Tynesi... [more]
08/06/2014 - 31/08/2014
Get ready for the return of the Hoppings – Europe's biggest travelling fair, is coming back to Newcastle's Town Moor f... [more]
19/06/2015 - 27/06/2015
For a true highlight in the town, travel eastwards towards the sea and you'll see the beautiful Marine Parks and the r... [more]
Standing in Tiananmen Square on May Day 2007 was one of the biggest thrills of my life. In recognition of Internat... [more]
01/05/2014
Just the mention of May Day in England and I imagine a Maypole bedecked with ribbons and colourfully clad dancers wi... [more]
01/05/2014
My fascination with the orient began in childhood and I'd always wanted to go there. It certainly lived up to expectat... [more]
An excursion with Ted's Tours proved to be a little different from your usual tour. For a start he liked to drive ... [more]
We'd never been to a race meeting before, either separately or together so when we actually did get round to it, it ... [more]
I'm one of those people who likes to 'see the place' wherever I go, even if it's a paradise island like Barbados I w... [more]
Ask anyone to picture paradise and Barbados would not fall short of the mark. For many people the image of pristi... [more]
The next port was Ashdod to visit Jerusalem and other ancient sites in the land that is holy to three of the world's old... [more]
So far our cruise had been within European waters, but the next stage of the journey would take us on to North Africa an... [more]
Malta, Valletta Our odyssey continued with a short over-night hop from Sicily to Malta, entering the Grand Harbou... [more]
With everyone safely back on board, we sailed for Napoli. This part of the cruise had ports quite close together, so... [more]
Cruising the Mediterranean is a delight in anyone's books but with over a thousand miles of seawater between the Str... [more]
FAB-U-LOUS, I've just been to see 'Singing in the Rain' at the Sunderland Empire and loved every minute of it. The sh... [more]
14/01/2014 - 01/02/2014
Just because you've past the age of 21 more than once doesn't mean you have to hang up your dancing shoes. I've been ... [more]
Silver Singers South Shields Group It's a couple of years since I joined the Silver Singers in South Shields for thei... [more]
Have you ever wondered where Big Ben's Christmas Tree comes from? Every year for the past twelve years the Christma... [more]
The brand-new glossy hard-back that should be on every northerner's coffee table or bookshelf this year is the beautif... [more]
Kirkpatrick's bar stands detached in quite a grand building opposite the town's museum in Ocean Road in the centre o... [more]
My husband and I were staying in Sliema, which is just across the harbour from Valletta and has great views of th... [more]
05/10/2013
Water is the essence of life, like the air that we breathe and the land that we walk upon, Its life giving properties ar... [more]
From 7000 years of history to holiday resorts, marvellous festivals to movie magic, Malta has something to offer eve... [more]
Newcastle is a vibrant city, by night and by day. When I was young it was a day trip with my parents and siblings to bu... [more]
Any visit to Malta would be incomplete without seeing the Grand Harbour. World famous for its role in European and inter... [more]
Valletta, the capital city of Malta, is a small and cosy city with a mighty history. One of the smallest capital citie... [more]
Standing on The Bund, we drank in the atmosphere of Shanghai with its heady mixture of hustle and bustle and a stunning ... [more]
Rivers have been the life-blood and arteries of nations and continents for millennia, nourishing the land and providing ... [more]
There is much excitement this year in Durham as 'The Lindisfarne Gospels' return to the North East for the first time in... [more]
01/07/2013 - 30/09/2013
If you love history, then Durham is steeped in it. This medieval city is in the heart of the north east of England and i... [more]
Famous for its seabird sanctuary, its rugged geographical features and The Marsden Grotto pub/restaurant, Marsden Bay is... [more]
Sunshine break or celebration – Puerto Banus is the perfect place. Sitting in a pleasant, open fronted, restauran... [more]
 
The summer party is already in full swing in South Tyneside as the South Shields seafront comes alive as FREE music ... [more]
04/07/2015 - 05/08/2015
Follow the White Rabbit in this year's opening parade for the South Tyneside Summer Festival. The 2015 parade ... [more]
04/07/2015
With bags of fun and hilarious hilarity, it's time for the Panto season once again. So if the long winter nights and... [more]
The Palatino is a pretty hotel in Lixouri on the beautiful Greek island of Kefalonia and, while considering where to g... [more]
There's something about eating outdoors. it's always part of a great holiday in my view and the Ionian island of Kefal... [more]
Dear visitor to the beautiful Greek isle of Kefalonia. Just thought I'd write about some of the great things to s... [more]
The Fifteen Streets by Catherine Cookson was not something I'd thought about going to see but my friend wanted to se... [more]
18/06/2014 - 21/06/2014
Newcastle Racecourse is preparing itself for thousands of visitors this June as the North East's premier racing fest... [more]
26/06/2014 - 28/06/2014
A visit to a fairly average, mid-sized provincial English town may not be at the top of everyone's list but my h... [more]
Here's a chance for dog lovers of all shapes and sizes to come together for a great day out and raise some money for a... [more]
08/06/2014
Fancy exercising your chuckle muscles, having a titter or just, maybe, cracking a smile? Well there should be plenty t... [more]
06/06/2014 - 14/06/2014
Imagine stepping back in time to the days of the steam train and rustic passenger carriages as they trundled their way... [more]
How do you express some of humanity's finer qualities such as truth, compassion, kindness, self-sacrifice and love? ... [more]
18/04/2014
Summer in the Yorkshire Dales is a delight in its own right but if you throw in a visit to 'Emmerdale', one of Britain... [more]
We were on a cruise across the Mediterranean from Spain to Cyprus and, although for me it was all about the destinations... [more]
It's that time of year once again, when pantomime takes to the stage all over the UK. A tradition dating back to the s... [more]
The Customs House theatre and art centre at Mill Dam South Shields is holding a Christmas Craft Fare in the Dalton Suite... [more]
01/12/2013
'When the north wind doth blow, we shall have snow', so the poem goes. While others just say 'it's cold up north... [more]
At first glance, the town of Mosta in Malta appears to be nothing to write home about. It's an average sized market to... [more]
The Older People's Festival is a UK nationwide event that is held during the month of October to coincide with the UN ... [more]
01/10/2013 - 31/10/2013
"How do you fancy a boat trip up the River Tyne?" That was my husband's question as he 'phoned me on his way to work – "... [more]
This year saw the 33rd Great North Run, the prestigious half-marathon from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to South Shields seaf... [more]
15/09/2013
"I wandered lonely as a cloud, that floats on high o'er vales and hills …" The English Lake District has been the ins... [more]
Race Starts at 10.30 on 15th September." wrap="0" title="GNR logo" margin="5"] The Great North Run is the world's most... [more]
15/09/2013
West Side Story receives the full Saddler's Wells treatment when it travels to the Sunderland Empire in October this... [more]
01/10/2013 - 12/10/2013
Situated at the Mill Dam on the banks of the River Tyne in South Shields, the Customs House has been the hub of the Arts... [more]
What has a small village on Wearside got to do with U.S. Presidential residence the White House, and why is a cocktail m... [more]
This July sees the 25th Anniversary of the Sunderland International Air Show with a special opening performance by the R... [more]
26/07/2013 - 28/07/2013
Ladies, if you're looking for a friendly, fun and caring place to go, then Women's Health in South Tyneside is a brillia... [more]
It's all going on in South Tyneside's Summer Festival Parades, music, fun and a festival atmosphere are all in order ... [more]
Looking for something to do on a grey-day afternoon? I've just been to see the superb West End production of Andrew Lloy... [more]
20/06/2013 - 06/07/2013