Friday, 4 August 2017
In July I visited Costa Coffee more often in that one month that I have in the rest of my life. The reason was a friend was in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There is a Costa branch there so I took him there to get him out of the ward. Thankfully my friend is now home so the daily dose of overpriced coffee and the occasional cake is now at an end. I will not shed a tear. I'm not a fan of this chain.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
We called into the Runhead in Ryton, Gateshead, yesterday for lunch. We were a bit disappointed. While the service was friendly, the food could have been better. I had a lamb burger but I couldn't taste the lamb. My friend Richard had scampi which he found to be a bit undercooked.
Tuesday, 27 June 2017
I visited Beamish Museum again last week. It's very helpful that I only live about 10-15 minutes drive from what is my favourite museum on the planet! There were no new attractions from my last visit but we had a great time nonetheless. The photos in this post are of the Edwardian town.
I was at the Kells Lane Fair on Saturday in Low Fell, Gateshead. It's an annual event and my main purpose for being there was to sell preserves and eggs from my self-sufficiency project. I took with me one of our young goats who turned out to be the big hit of the fair. Lots of people queued up to look after him, including stewards from the fair!
Thursday, 30 March 2017
Friday 10th February 2017
There was no time for breakfast at the Premier Inn so we caught the early coach to Stansted Airport. Once through all the checks, we went in search of somewhere to eat. We found Coast to Coast which was surprisingly competitively priced. Sadly, the waiter managed to drop one of our dishes on the floor. Happily he replaced it!
Wednesday, 29 March 2017
Thursday 9th February 2017
Finding somewhere to dine for the evening could have meant a long walk out of the hotel, or using the restaurant in the Stansted Premier Inn. We went for the latter. A good choice. A reasonably priced meal and good quality. No complaints.
Thursday 9th February 2017
I'm not one for splashing out money on expensive hotels so when I needed a room for the night at Stansted before catching a morning flight to Stockholm, the Premier Inn was fine for me. Clean, comfortable and competitive. Staff were polite and helpful. I recommend it.
Tuesday, 28 March 2017
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
Saturday 28th January 2017
As far as I know, the Dem Turkish Restaurant opened only a few weeks ago. This was our first visit. The food and service was first class. An excellent meal. Well worth visiting. Watch out for the indoor BBQ.