Jam Jar, Jesmond.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Outfit Details
Jeans: Simply Be
Shirt: ASOS 

Last week I felt like dressing up and going out to dinner as since we moved up North we've not done much dining out. Naturally the first thing I did was turn to the blogger world for ideas on where to go, I've got quite a long list... there seems to of been an explosion of good places to eat whilst I've lived away from Newcastle! We decided to first cross off Jesmonds Jam Jar, so hopping on the metro and wandering through the very rainy streets of Jesmond we arrived and were seated straight away, I've read that it can get pretty busy later on in the evening so we decided to go about 6pm, the tables began to fill up fast after us so I'm glad we did.

With a quick peruse of the menu we both decided on the Jam Burger, which I'd already decided I wanted before we got there anyway! I originally intended to sample one of the cocktails, as you guessed it served in a jam jar for super twee-ness but didn't much feel like alcohol once we'd got there so settled for some juice instead. The food came out really quickly, served on wooden boards to match the rustic decor and upping the whimsical stakes once again. I went for sweet potato fries as a side which were cooked perfectly with salty sweet flavour. The burger was absolutely delicious, the chuck steak making it plump and meaty, a carnivores dream. The coleslaw was really interesting with an oniony taste, it complimented the meaty burger really well. I don't usually go for pudding but I decided to treat myself and went for the burnt cream served with home-made shortbread biscuit and red berry reduction, it was super creamy and delicious and I could of eaten five of them!

Bellys full we made our way back out to the rainy streets towards home, I'll definitely be back at some point. Probably to take advantage of their Tuesday offers of two burgers and fries for the super cheap price of £12!
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twenty fourteen.

Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hi everyone, 

I'm sorry I've been so absent round this place recently. Since moving back up to Newcastle I feel like I've been busy non-stop reacquainting myself with living up North and back round my family again. Its a strange feeling after being away for 7 years! And just before Christmas we decided that it would be a good idea to sign for a flat so 5 months after we'd moved 200 miles up the country again we were packing up our life into boxes and shoving it all in a van. I'm absolutely in love with the place and I will get a home tour up soon, there's still a few finishing touches I want to do and some furniture that I need to update but it feels like home already. 

Way back at the beginning of the year I mentioned I was going to start keeping a memory jar, its one of very few 'long-term' projects I've seen through to the end and on New Years Day I opened it up, scattered all the bits of paper with happy thoughts written on them around me, and had half an hour or so of feeling really blessed whilst reading them. It really is the little things that make a year, I've had some pretty big experiences like getting to experience a holiday in New York, but memories like taking my nana out for lunch or chatting rubbish with Phil before bedtime have really reminded me to see the good in day-to-day life. I'm definitely doing it again this year but I think I'm going to make a small adjustment by including the date on the slip of paper as there were a few moments I just couldn't for the life of me remember. 

There's been a lot of re-invention in the blogging world for 2014 and I kind of want to jump on the bandwagon, I've not been feeling very inspired by being involved in the fashion side of blogging recently and I'm unsure whether I want to continue to define myself in that genre anymore. I much prefer to use this place as an online diary of life's adventures. I'm hoping 2014 is going to be the year I finally get my life on track and start to feel like I have a purpose. I hope all of my readers will join me for the ride. 

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