Bar+Block Newcastle

Thursday night ended up being date night for Mr Lisle and I as we headed to the new steakhouse on the block – Bar+Block (see what I did there?). We don’t get the opportunity to go out as a two that often so we were really excited to try some food and drinks at this new restaurant located on Newgate Street. The decor was stylish but understated with a mix of areas including a bar area, restaurant area and intimate booths. We were greeted by a host named James; who was really welcoming and friendly. He showed us to our…

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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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Hello, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour …

See what I did there? I am really excited to be taking over the blog of Girl in the North from Katy. I hope I can do all of her hard work justice. I thought I would start with a little introduction into my life. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past year whilst posting my life and house on Instagram. So here goes! I’m Danielle, 30, mummy to a cheeky toddler Alice, wife to (a very handy) Andy and I live in Gateshead just over the water from Newcastle upon Tyne. We moved into our house around…

My favourite things include interiors and DIY and we are currently working our way though the house. I wouldn't say I have one particular style but I love to do things on a budget, I have a thing for pink and I love a good gallery wall. One part of my home that I absolutely adore is Alice's room which allowed me to be really creative and go a little bolder.

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Sponsored | Sereniti Salt Retreat

Back in June I wrote about how I’d been mourning the loss of my old self… the pre-pregnant me and lots of people got in touch with self care ideas that might help me out. These ideas ranged from taking time out to get my nails done to finding some time to read but then an interesting press release and opportunity popped into my inbox. The release stated ‘Sereniti Salt Retreat is a unique space in Newcastle City Centre that has been created with the sole intention of helping people achieve a better quality of life.’ So they basically had…

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Corners of my Home

If you follow me on instagram then you might know I recently moved into my first real grown up home! I’ve lived on my own in various parts of England since starting university but this move felt different. Previously I’ve lived with an ex and other than that in places which always felt temporary or like extended student accommodation. I don’t want to tell the whole internet where I’m at but it’s a really nice estate in the North East and my house is completely unique – there’s not another one on the whole estate like it, which was a…

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