After palma last month August was supposed to be a quiet, healthy one before our holiday to Italy, but obviously that didn’t quite work out as planned. My month began with a very hot bridesmaid trip to London to visit my cousin and try on some dresses.
Despite London being the hottest place on earth, we had a fun morning of appointments and trying on, before we went to Ben’s Canteen for a burger and bottomless Prosecco brunch.
It went from there to be honest with bottles of wine, espresso martinis and gin and tonics at Archer Street, resulting in one of the worst hangovers I’ve had in a long time. That was fun on the three hour train back up north and it was a solid two dayer.
Hangovers were long forgotten in the middle of that week, when Kierans family got a puppy pug. Little joey is the most amazing thing, completely mad, absolutely hilarious and totally gorgeous. Look at him man!
I was invited to Jesmond Dene house for dinner to try the new menu and see the restaurant refurb now it’s complete, so Kieran and I went along early August. We had a really delicious meal, three courses and a rather fancy cocktail. It’s a beautiful venue and the food was excellent. Have a look at my full Jesmond Dene House review here.
I went back to Ghetto Golf on a work night out, and it was just as fun as when I went for the launch. We had more food this time, and then went on to Tyne Brewery for a few after.
I had a work trip to Copenhagen and Lithuania last week, but due to flight cancellations never actually made it to Lithuania. I spent an extra day in Copenhagen, and there really are worse places to get stuck. It was still warm, and a few others from Newcastle arrived too so I went out for dinner with them.
We went to a really cool tacos and margarita place, where that’s literally all you can get. I really need to write more on Copenhagen, considering I spend so much time there. It’s such a good city and there’s some great places to eat.
I flew back into Edinburgh where I then stayed for the bank holiday weekend. Kieran got the train up to meet me after work, and we went for a steak dinner at Rabble. I wrote up a review of Rabble Taphouse and Grill just this week.
Edinburgh was a lot of fun, it was bright sunshine which never happens when I’m there, so we spent most of it sitting outside bars drinking.
The Edinburgh fringe festival was on so it was heaving, but there was loads happening with street entertainers and shows everywhere you went. Princes Street gardens were filled with pop up bars, hammocks and deck chairs, so it was basically one big beer garden with an amazing view.
I will write more on Edinburgh and Copenhagen soon, but as you can see Ive given my blog a bit of a makeover, so posting dropped a bit over the last week. It was time for a change and I love the new look, even if it took me a lot of time, late nights and a few scary moments when the back up didn’t work.
Blogs I did manage to get done through August though were almost all of my Palma posts. I shared a review of the boutique hotel we stayed in, the Posada Terra Santa, a post on all my favourite places to eat, and a guide to the coastal town of Portixol about five minutes from the city. There’s one more to go so that should hopefully be coming this week.
I’ve had a lot of people contact me about Palma since we were there and I totally overshared it all on Instagram haha, but hopefully they’re useful if you’ve never been before. It’s so underrated and a great summer city.
That trip was far too short, and it just made me really look forward to our main holiday to Sorrento, which is two days away. I’m beyond excited. We’ve had it booked so long and it’s finally here. I can’t wait to see the place and the Amalfi coast, but also mainly to relax and enjoy a proper break, the food and wine. We have a few things booked and planned in, but if anyone has any recommendations for restaurants particularly in Sorrento and Positano please do let me know!
I’ll no doubt be sharing on Instagram. I don’t have it in me to switch off completely, but for me part of the fun of travel is taking photos as I always have, long before Instagram came along.
I can’t wait for September, not only am I starting it with a week away, I’ve got my birthday and have a few things planned for that too.
Have a great September too!