September's My North East Story comes from one of my closest blogging friends, Katie Jane from Katie Jane Online. I only met Katie a few months ago but her bubbly personality meant she quickly found her way into my heart - she's a true gem and writes a fantastic blog about the wonderful North East.
1. What is your North East Story?
I was born and bread in Durham. A city that is full of history and culture and I have never lived any where else. Durham is my home although I love to escape to Newcastle most weekends as there is more going on up there.
In my first ever blog post I wrote.
'I am 20 something from the North East. Living here is quite simply the best. If you want culture we've got Durham. If you want great restaurants, stylish bars and art galleries we've got Newcastle. If you want countryside and artistic scenery we've got the stunning Northumberland coast. London is less than 4 hours away by train and Scotland is a 2 hour drive away'
I honestly don't know what there is not to love about the North East. Maybe I am biased?
3. Where's your favourite place in the North East to relax?
To be honest my Mam's kitchen is my favourite place to relax. There's always something going on. People coming and going and lots of food to eat.
I absolutely love going for a walk any where with some good scenery. The Durham river banks is my all time favourite place.
Or the Northumberland coast. There's just something about being by the coast walking along the beach and breathing in the sea air.
4. Recommend some yummy food places
Finbarrs is my all time favourite restaurant for either a quick bite to eat or a special occasion meal they've got it covered. Fat Hippo Underground do the best burgers I've come across this side of the Atlantic.
5. Describe your perfect day in the North East
Would start by going out for a late breakfast, I love the breakfast burrito at the Quay Ingredient. In fact every perfect day should start with a breakfast burrito.
Then going for a walk along the river banks in Durham with my dog Alfie. The sun would be shining of course.
Afterwards I would go to Newcastle to watch the Toon Army win a football game for a change and a few drinks in Newcastle afterwards. Before retiring to bed
Make sure you check out Katie Jane Online and if you want to get involved with My North East Story drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org