I was born and bred just outside of Newcastle city centre. I have the Geordie accent, never lost even after years of living elsewhere. I have the renowned Geordie ability to venture out in freezing temperatures minus a coat. What I’ve realised I don’t have is a great grip on the local history of my… Continue reading The Victoria Tunnel, Newcastle.
Yesterday was the first of December and that means two things. Firstly, Silly Season is officially underway and pretty much anything can be justified with the phrase ‘oh go on then, it’s Christmas’. Secondly, it’s time to begin the Christmas countdown by opening a door each day on an Advent Calendar. But it’s not just… Continue reading 24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh
Blowing the dust off this blog of mine to share my first impressions of the city I now call home- Edinburgh!
Yes, as the title suggests, this is a whole blog post about a tunnel. Stay with me, this is more interesting than it sounds, I promise. Not just a means from A to B, this is a civil engineering wonder of its time, a true piece of Hamburg heritage and an attraction in its own… Continue reading The Old Elbe Tunnel, Hamburg.
Last month, I took a trip back to my hometown of Newcastle, for the first time in quite some time. It got me wondering why I’d left it so long to get back to such a bloody brilliant city. A city that is so well placed to explore the whole of the North East, a… Continue reading Reasons to visit Newcastle (Other than the Nightlife!)
Q) Where can you visit a mini Versailles, be enveloped in curvy, colourful art and round it all off with a romp through the Tropics, the Desert and the Canary Isles? A) The Herrenhausen Gardens. Yep, that’s ‘gardens’ plural, because visitors can expect to be delighted by not just one but three vast green spaces, each… Continue reading Garden Art @ Herrenhausen, Hannover.
Here we go, a post that does what it says on the tin. Five cities that might not instantly spring to mind when thinking German city break, but that are well worth a visit. Without further ado… Hannover Boasting two town halls , an abundance of green space and a beautifully restored Altsadt, or old… Continue reading Five Underrated City Break Options in Germany.