July 17, 2018
I was born in Cumbria but came to the North East 40 years ago to study at university. I then completed my training as a nurse in the region.
The best thing about living and working in the North East is the people; they are genuine and hard working. The region also has so many wonderful places to visit within easy reach for most.
My favourite area is Gosforth, where I live. It has everything my family needs, including excellent schools and transport links.
I have only just learnt to swim with my young grandson, Jack, and together we can’t get enough of the water at Gosforth swimming pool.
I love Adriano’s Italian restaurant on Gosforth High Street. The food, staff and atmosphere are all brilliant. Rosie’s in the shopping centre also does a mean scone and cup of tea.
I travel on the East Coast Mainline a lot. Travelling North on the train, the view across to Holy Island is amazing. Returning home from London, seeing the bridges across the Tyne is a welcome sight.
My ‘hidden gem’ in the North East is the artisan shops on Ashburton Road in Gosforth. You can get wonderful black pudding at Charlotte’s butchery.
I love to walk the bridle path near my home. Within minutes I can see deer, squirrels and swans.