Glass House Newcastle

Sunday, 1 March 2015

Champagne for two

I had such a lovely night on Thursday. I'd had a very busy day with work & then a meeting in Gosforth so I was really looking forward to meeting Tasha for a catch up and the launch of Glass House.

Now... the photo above is actually one I took on holiday but you get the picture right?! It was very busy in the bar and by the time we'd finished gossiping, we both realised we hadn't taken any decent snaps.

Glass House is one of those places that is perfect for me... Since my t-total year in 2012, I'd now much rather have a couple glasses of fizz than vodka/shots/theworks. Albeit it was only the preview launch but there was a really nice atmosphere and I'm already planning a little trip back.

Our tummies were growling when we left, so to polish off the champagne we headed to Fat Hippo for a burger fix. If you're in Newcastle anytime soon, then make sure to pay both Glass House and Fat Hippo a visit.

Sunny Memories

Friday, 27 February 2015

Canary Islands - Girl in the North - Travel

This feels like a lifetime ago now but as a matter of fact it was only a few weeks. I spent the last week of January on holiday with my family in the Canary Islands. It was a blissful 25 degrees every day and was a very welcome break.

Canary Islands - Girl in the North - Travel

While it was very much a healthy trip, I did treat myself to a couple glasses of champagne (since it was free). My brother meanwhile preferred the most gigantic Bombay Sapphire Gin cocktails!

Canary Islands - Girl in the North - Travel

I very much miss waking up to bright sunshine, (not to mention spending my afternoons on a Bali Bed) and lazy nights with a coffee watching the sun go down.

I hadn't been very well over the Christmas period so it was really nice to be out in the fresh air every day, eating well and just generally relaxing. I came back feeling much healthier and happier, however I am now craving the summer sun already and desperate for spring to hurry up and arrive in the North East.

Take a look at my Instagram to see a few of my other snaps from my holiday. x

Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Moët on Girl in the North

I just wanted to do a quick little post to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year. Since finishing work on Christmas Eve, I haven't really felt much like blogging or even using the internet. Sometimes it's good to get a break from social media and technology.

I've been spending my days out in the fresh air as much as possible, working out in the gym and reading old books again. I've only worn wellies, trainers and slippers since getting here - it's been lovely.

I am however starting to feel ready to face reality again and I'll be packing up my things tonight ready to head home on New Year's Day. Tomorrow evening will be spent with family and friends, a bottle of Moët and a Terry's Chocolate Orange... just the way I like it.

Whatever you're up to, have a wonderful evening & see you all in 2015!

Katy x

Christmas Card Writing

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Christmas Cards from Asda on Girl in the North

I thought since I was on a roll with the festive posts this past week, I might as well keep up the trend! I used to always forget to send cards when I was younger and I'd buy a pack but never get them wrote out. As I got older I started to realise the importance of them. It's so nice to receive something in the mail that someone has taken the time to hand-write personally.

I suddenly realised today when I met with a printer for work that I'd forgotten to buy cards this year. So I popped to Asda after work to take a look at their selection. I fell in love straight away with these beautiful velvet lined cards! They were a bargain price at £2 for 15 cards in 2 designs with red and white striped envelopes. The really lovely part is that 10% of every sale goes to Tickled Pink too!

So I'm spending this evening with a mug of hot chocolate and a Christmas film writing out all my cards. I just need to tackle the wrapping of the presents next!