Tapas Revolution

Girl in the North turns Foodie I was very kindly invited to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle to taste their new paellas to share last week and I was not disappointed! I booked a table for myself, the hubby and four of our friends and with Spanish food being one of my favourites I was looking forward to a child free evening filled with food and sangria! We were greeted by friendly staff and I immediately ordered a tropical sparkling sangria which was light, refreshing and perfect for the warm evening. The Paella Mixta was the best of both worlds with…

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Glass House Newcastle

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…

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C2C Moments – Festive Preview

I’m not ashamed to admit it but I love Christmas… I don’t mind that every year the Christmas things go in the shops earlier and I have been known to purchase presents in June! I like looking at overdone houses (not mine) and can think of nothing better than singing (or screeching) along to Mariah Carey, All I Want for Christmas in the shower, however there is one person who out-does me at all things festive and that is my good friend Nicola. So when I received an email inviting me along to a preview of the Christmas Menu at…

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Office Picnics

The Sunderland Live Office is currently rather busy in the run up to the 25th Anniversary of the Sunderland International Airshow. So when I received an email from the lovely folks at M&S offering me the chance to try their new picnic range, I jumped at the chance and figured it would be nice for the office to enjoy some lovely M&S food rather than just grabbing the usual quick sandwich. Unfortunately this post doesn’t feature any pictures of a lovely picnic basket or photos of the team out enjoying the food, partly because it is so busy right now…

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North East : Happy Organic

The other day I was on my way back from a press conference in South Shields (about a music festival but more on this later) and I was so hungry. Been in a bit of a rush on the morning meant I’d missed breakfast and then I was busy taking notes. So I thought since it was a nice day, I’d stop off somewhere on the way back to Sunderland. So I pulled over when I got to Cleadon Village and was heading for my usual sandwich haunt when I spotted Happy Organic! I’m not one for organic food normally…

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