Category: North East Nights Out

  • Longhorns Jesmond

    Longhorns Jesmond

    Everyone I know… I mean EVERYONE, seems to have gone to Longhorns Jesmond, yet it’s seemed to pass us by. I’ve driven past it several times and spied through the window in the Newcastle City Centre one a few times. The actual visit was inevitably going to happen, but when! Longhorns Jesmond It was the […]

  • Night Geocaching

    Geocaching in the Dark!

    Ok I admit it I am a Geocaching addict. I started this exploration adventure around the beginning of May and I just can’t stop. It’s got so bad that Imogen has started to talk Geocaching to anyone that will listen. Our current weekend routine involves getting up at 7am and driving out to get a […]

  • Gala Theatre Durham

    Seussical The Musical

    We’ve been to Durham several times and walked past the Gala Theatre. We’d never stepped foot into the building until last night, when we went to see Seussical the Musical. Durham Gala Theatre The Gala Theatre is a new modern building right in the centre of Durham. It’s interior is clean simple and modern and […]

  • Za Za Bazaar

    Za Za Bazaar

    It’s the Easter Holidays and we have guests up from Great Yarmouth. On previous visits to our home Town The Speed Family have been to Taybarns in Gateshead. It was only last year that we introduced the to Za Za Bazaar, they liked it so much we visited twice in 3 days! Followed by a […]

  • Can Can Karaoke Bar South Shields


    Can Can – Cabaret Bar – South Shields

    It was nearly the end of the long Easter weekend. Sunday night running onto the Bank Holiday Monday and we had been invited for Sunday lunch and Dinner at Catherine’s parents in South Shields. We decided to stop over the night as it meant I could have a glass of wine. I’m not usually much […]

  • Taybarns Gateshead


    Taybarns – Gateshead

    About 7 years ago my Mortgage Advisor mentioned this place that was the closest you’d find to an American Buffet. It took another 2 years before I actually went in. I’ve never really been one for All You Can Eat, but I wanted to try it. The Kids loved it and our friends from Great […]

  • Get Carter Northern Stage

    Get Carter – Northern Stage

    Call me a snob and you’d be partially right, but I am always open to being enlightened. I only recently discovered the delights of Northern Stage, as I had always been drawn towards, the Theatre Royal or Sunderland Empire. The ones that seem to bring in the big shows. Then two years ago we nearly haemorrhaged […]

  • Adrianos in Gosforth

    Adrianos – Gosforth

    Birthdays are like buses in the Hooper household. They all come at once which means the end of February beginning of March is an expensive time for us! This time it was Judith’s 75th Birthday (Alan’s mother) and we decided to book somewhere close by to her home and somewhere a bit more special than […]

  • Antico Jesmond

    Antico – Jesmond

    Abigail’s 5th birthday expanded into a couple of days. The main event for Abigail was Treasure Island in Morpeth. For Imogen and the adults we were treated to a nice meal out on the Saturday night before. Antico – Jesmond Saturday night and we were returning to Antico. We’d been for a lunch time special […]

  • Deadpool Not a Super Hero

    Deadpool is NOT a super hero film!

    You may have noticed we go to the cinema quite a lot. This is because we are Vitality Life members and I’ll explain more in a few weeks time, but for now lets just say that it is Life insurance with benefits! Deadpool I had managed to miss all the hype behind this film, even […]