It took me 2 years to find a local in Consett. Made all the worse because my new local, The Travellers Rest, is exactly 7 minutes walk from my house. Still, at least I know it’s there now and am certainly making up for missed time by going in every week. Once you find a place…

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Conversation is at the heart of friendship. It’s on our strap line and it’s certainly true for Suzanne and I. But what we need is a lovely, comfy, friendly place to chat. One that’s so lovely, comfy and friendly you forget to take pictures of the wonderful food you’re eating! The Kingslodge Inn in Durham one…

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It’s January. Everyone hates January. The darkness. The wet. The short days. I could go on. I think we have to search for things to enjoy in January, so I’m sharing a favourite beach of ours. This picture, full of winter sunshine, was taken at Druridge Bay, Northumberland in late December 2015 and it couldn’t have been more glorious.…

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