|| To blog or not to blog, that is the question.. ||

I'm not even going to give myself time to come up with a million and one excuses as to why I don't blog often or really just not at all. I've spent the last hour reading through my first couple of years of posting on here.. a whole 6 years ago. In that time I have finished school, finished university and been working full time for the last two and a half years, like seriously where has the time gone?!

For the last two years I have been in two minds whether to keep my blog and keep trying my hardest to blog, whether to delete the past and start a fresh or whether to just not bother at all. You've got the likes of Zoella and Tanya Burr to compete with these days, although they don't blog half as much as they used to back in the day they are still dominating the social media world more with every blink you make. I feel like blogging has had its hayday and it's now Instagram and Youtube that have taken over. It's a whole area of the internet that has become so saturated that it's kinda hard to find a niche spot anymore. 


In the words of what I saw on a wall in York.. 'Don't be scared, think f*ck it, you only live once'.. or YOLO in the words of the youth that I'm not down with anymore. From reading my posts from 6 years ago I really, really used to bloody enjoy writing and why should that change because of a few famous people. Yeah. I may not be niche enough but I can relate to the average Joe. I'm not going to set myself any goals or promise to write 1200 posts a day but I'm going to try get my mojo back. Even in Youtube is becoming the new blogosphere, I'm more about writing my feelings than speaking them, also, I hate the sound of my voice, I sound like a strangled Yordie, my made up voice of Geordie with a Yorkshire twang to it. 

Peace out and I'll see you all on the flip side of my next post. X

|| Pies. Peas. Mash ||

On a rainy day in Newcastle there's nothing better than some classic hearty food to warm your soul up from the British summer showers. What better than good old pie and mash? I'm not talking any old mince pie though.

The Redhouse, situated on the Quayside of Newcastle, offers a range of pies, mash, peas and liquor to top your pie off. From classic steak pie to a little more adventurous chicken, chorizo and sweet potato, all the meat is from a local Northumbrian butcher in Amble and cased around is some loving handmade pastry.

Once you've chosen your pie you choose your mash. Creamy, cheesy, with a dash of mustard or a hint of garlic, there's a mash for all tastes. For me, there's nothing better than cheesy mash! 

Alongside your pie and mash you obviously have to have a healthy dose of peas. Mushy, minted or if you're feeling something a little different how about some pease pudding? Again, I'm going with the classic mushy. Nowt better.

Finally, to round of your beautiful dish you choose your liquor. No, I'm not talking about a shot of vodka on the side. (However, they do have an amazing range of local beers to choose from) I'm talking about gravy liquor. Classic meat gravy, parsley or red wine. A sauce for every pie.

If you want some rainy day hearty food or an alternative to your classic roast on a Sunday head to Redhouse for some bloody good pie and mash!