My Escape to Newcastle

Well, hello there! You may have noticed that I have been unusually absent across my blogging platforms for the duration of February. I have hated being out of touch with my writing and blogging friends but I can assure you it was all for good reason. I won’t go into too much detail but I went through a big life changing break up and had to give myself some space to adjust and re-focus. However, I am now back on track!

I was deliberating what to do with my new found freedom and very quickly I settled on a trip to Newcastle. My best friend of ten years moved from Scotland to Newcastle six years ago and I had only seen her once or twice in that time. I gave her a call and booked my tickets. I was at a time where I needed to be somewhere new with someone supportive even if it was just for four days.

I arrived at her house on Thursday night at almost midnight and was relieved that I had managed to make my way down alone.

My friend is vegetarian so I tried a few new things including a sundried tomato, mozzarella and rocket panini which was delicious and some new pasta dishes that I have made since.

Tomato, Mozzerella and Rocket

My trip was short and last minute so it wasn’t filled with lots of activities and was mostly spent talking and catching up with a dear friend. We had a chance to reconnect after only talking over the phone for six whole years. We did have a wander around the town one day and I loved listening to the Geordie accent as we did. I also tried a Strawberry Bubble Tea which I was very hesitant about but ended up loving!

Bubble Tea

I was so glad to finally be old enough and have enough money to travel down to Newcastle. It was a trip that pushed my anxiety to the limits in more ways than one. I didn’t feel any anxiety symptoms until the very last day when I was travelling back home and I pushed past it. I want 2016 to carry on like this with me having the opportunity to visit new places whether it is alone or with a friend. I have plans to go back down to Newcastle at the end of March if my friend isn’t able to make it up to Scotland for a visit. This trip allowed me to have a long think and set straight where I want to be and what I want to be doing in the near future. I hope February treated you all well.


5 thoughts on “My Escape to Newcastle

    1. hadhopeamy says:

      It’s a very busy place with lots of things going on so if you like going to places like that you should definitely plan a trip sometime 😊 x


  1. Katie says:

    It’s lovely that you got to take a break and visit your friend, Newcastle is my home town so I love it here. The bubble tea looks so nice x

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    1. hadhopeamy says:

      I’m going back down in a couple weeks, it was lovely! You should try it, we got it from the Chinatown bit haha! x


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