Last week I travelled to the Toon. It was so nice to just get away and have a change of scenery. My friend, Jade and I travelled from Cornwall, took a plane and a train and finally made it to Jen's in Newcastle. I've never been further up north than London before, I'm a proper Southern girl but I was looking forward to find out what the North had in store for me. It was certainly chilly, that's for sure (Jen's electric blanket was my best mate).
I wasn't expecting Newcastle to be so pretty, Jen lives in Jesmond which is filled with stunning Victorian houses. This is really close to the city centre too, which was only a few stops away on the metro. We shopped at Eldon Square Shopping Centre, walked, talked and trained our way around Newcastle, loving every second.
We went to a comedy club at The Stand, watched people fail and others make us pee. We stumbled across the perfect spot to admire the Tyne Bridge, had Starbucks flavours which were non-existent in Cornwall (we're talking rose and pistachio). And we took a day trip to beautiful Edinburgh - stay tuned for another travel diary very soon!
The visit continued, we drank flavoured teas at Quillium Brothers, strolled around Quayside and questioned art in Baltic. We even took a visit to a cat cafe - Catpawchino and it was something special - look how cute they are!
On our last morning in The Toon, we ate pancakes, said our farewells and made our long journey back to farmland.
Until next time, pet.