What are your North East favourites?
For my own relaxation, I love to be by the water. The energy and flow of all bodies of water totally inspire me. I often drive whichever route goes by the Tyne or the sea to top up my energy.
Cullercoats has been a favourite since I was little.
Caravanning became my escape a few years ago. With our tourer, we can head off in whichever direction promises the best weather. The Northumberland Coast is one we head to every year, with Beadnell one of our favourites. It provides the antithesis of my working day – I can kick off my shoes, feel the earth beneath my feet, do long walks and lap up the fresh air. To do this with my husband and soul mate Steven, and our mini schnauzer Jester, gives me the balance I need.
My favourite shop is Happy Planet in Whitley Bay – artist Gail Curry is a good friend of mine and I just love exploring her wonderful shop.
And finally, for my feel-good factor, I go to Skin Management Solutions in Benton for some ‘me time’ – I love it there.
I think we’ll access all these things differently in the next few weeks, and I’ll continue to support local businesses by ordering online or sharing their posts on social media so that someone else does.