I’m having the first quiet weekend in a long time and the last for another few months, but I feel like so much is going on! Firstly I thoroughly enjoyed the tennis last night what a Queen Emma Radacanu is! She’s done incredible to bounce back after Wimbledon and she deserved the win, buzzing for her.
Of course you can’t mention the US Open without acknowledging the 20th Anniversary of 9/11. An awful day to look back on, and remembering those who lost their lives, thinking of all those affected and the incredible servicemen and women who risked their lives.
It’s Great North Run day today so before I start talking about the past week just want to say a huge good luck to everyone running it, especially my friends and anyone running for a charity. You’re all incredibly inspirational and it’s one of my favourite days in Newcastle.
I think that’s this weekends emotions summed up, so now a quick look back on the past week.
Last weekend I went out in Newcastle for the first time in a while after all the family weddings and Glamping weekends away. I had a great night with some of my favourite girls for very early birthday drinks. We tried the new WC Newcastle bar, the one that used to be the old Bigg Market toilets.
They’ve done it out well so it’s a bit different, but the cocktails were really good. I’d definitely go back. I also made a brief visit to Tynedale Beer Festival at Corbridge.
I used to love going back in the day when I lived with friends in Gosforth and we used to go watch the rugby up there. It was nice to see it return after Covid.
Kieran was on a stag do for the weekend in Liverpool, and due to transport train issues I ended up going to pick him up from York on Sunday evening. It was so warm and I got there early so went for a stroll around. I’ve really missed York!
Pre Covid it was one of those cities we went to all the time as it’s so easy from Newcastle, and I missed our summer day out and Christmas market trip. It was lovely walking round in the evening when it was a bit quieter, I’ve never seen the Shambles so empty.
On Wednesday night I was invited to Jesmond Dene House to try their new seasonal menu, created by head chef Danny Parker and his team. Kieran and I went, with a gorgeous table in their revamped restaurant Fern.
I love what they’ve done with the restaurant, and the food was exceptional. I’ll save the details for a full review coming soon!
Like I said this weekends been a quiet one, yesterday I walked Arthur through Jesmond Dene and although it was still very green, it’s definitely on the turn and leaves are beginning to fall.
I’m heading up to Druridge Bay for a walk today, enjoying the quieter life this weekend before it’s back to being on the go again. It’s my birthday on Friday and I have a full week and weekend planned.
Have a great week!