Monday, 11 June 2018
Last week, Beamish Museum held a Georgian fair. We visited it on 1st June and also had a further look around other parts of the museum. Beamish however is now so large that it takes more than a day to see the whole of it. The video covers much of the museum but we ran out of time to get to the mining village. We will return in the summer.
Monday, 21 May 2018
Kielder is a remote village closer to Scotland than Newcastle. We were there on 7th May to walk to the nearby reservoir but called in to the Anglers Arms for lunch. The decor is a bit on the dark side and is a bit inadvertently retro. Food was cheaply priced but vegetables were somewhat tasteless. Staff were friendly but looking longingly outdoors at the sunny bank holiday weather everyone else was enjoying!
Friday, 11 May 2018
On bank holiday Monday we took a day off to visit Kielder in Northumberland. It is a small village at the western end of the Kielder reservoir (the biggest man made structure in Europe). To get to the reservoir, we walked along the Lakeside route which took us along the former railway line and over the Kielder Viaduct.
Thursday, 25 January 2018
The Arabesque is an Egyptian restaurant on High Street West in Sunderland. I ate there earlier this month. I was part of a group of 40. The food was good but they struggles to cope with large numbers. The result was some people getting their courses after others had finished theirs. Nevertheless, it would be worth visiting as a smaller group.
Friday, 17 November 2017
The Marquis of Granby is one of our local pubs but I occasionally visit it for lunch. My last visit was just after the scattering of my Dad's ashes. He was a regular attender of the jazz nights so it seemed fitting to come here. Service is always friends here and food is good. There was mince and dumplings on the menu. As it was one of Dad's favourites, one of us opted for it in his memory! I recommend the Thai fishcakes.