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UK: St Mary’s Inn, Hotel Review

So this week I was fortunate to spend two nights with the spectacular St Mary’s Inn, Morpeth located in the heart of Northumberland, UK. It’s just been Easter and we wanted to get out into the countryside to explore! St Mary’s Inn is perfectly situated for just that, positioned in a corner of Northumberland is the B&B which has recently has been transformed from the former administration building of St Mary’s hospital to quaint, contemporary first class accommodation.

The Suite:

Rooms at St Mary’s Inn are as close as you can feel to being at home. Rooms perfectly reflect the pubs ambiance and the ‘country bumpkin’ theme flows throughout incorporating striking antique cabinets with contemporary bathroom suites.

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Jay Z & Kanye West- Watch the Throne World Tour; Manchester, UK

I’m sure we all remember my overwhelming excitement fit for a 4 year old on christmas morning when I purchased our Jay Z and Kanye tickets. Well last Monday we finally made it to see the incrediable duo at the Manchester Arena and its safe to say they did not disappoint.

For months prior to the run up I made the other half, Bonxy, listen to, and learn, all the songs on the Watch the Throne album (well!.. I couldn’t be signing along to myself now could I?!) Sceptical at first, it took him a while to get into but to a great success the show did not disappoint.

Prior to the tour I simply can’t remember my expectations, I mean I knew it was going to be epic.. but it truely was mind blowing. The crowd errupted as the pair rose from below! .. It’s possible I even cried at the sight of them. Yes, I am sad but the atmosphere was immense.

Following the pair from a wee nipper made the show for me, the aspect that they played their individual hits allowed me to Scream Shout Dance and ‘Diamond’ away at the classics! .. 99 Problems, Goldigga, Touch the Sky and ALL OF THE LIGHTS were amongst my favourites! And, you’ve gotta agree, knowing the lyrics to every old school song does make it that little bit more AMAZING!

After a 3 hour stint Kanye and Jay Z left the stage to an insane amount of stomping and shouting, Can I Get An Encore?

And what an Encore it was! 6 remditions of NI*GAS IN PARIS made it. Amazing night, the BEST concert of my life. Thinking of selling your tickets? DON’T .. or infact do.. and give me a ‘Holla’..

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Northumberland, Eshott Hall Review

Eshott Hall. Northumberland. Wow, what a place. Me and the boyf went this weekend as my little birthday getaway. We spent just one night in the Stately home, Saturday (it snowed). The house is made up of 11 bedrooms, all uniquely designed to fit the taste of traditional Victorian elegance, each equally as impressive as the grounds it stands on.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As we arrived we were greeted by helpful, accommodating staff who were only too happy to attend to our every need. As we walked through the entrance doors our eyes fell upon the breathtakingly beautiful cream lobby. We checked in and were shown to our room, The Mandarin Room. Enormous, the King bed that sat across the centre of the room was fantastic, you could quite simply get lost in it! ..

We chose to go out for dinner, aware this was our only night we thought we’d make the most of our stay in Northumberland! So we found a nice pub in the centre of Morpeth. Upon our return to the hotel staff suggested we sat in one of either room for a quiet drink before bed. We did so, and drink prices were not at all that expensive (around £4 for a glass of white wine).

Sunday morning we descended for breakfast, being given the choice of rooms we opted for the brightest room situated to the left of the lobby. Waiter service allowed for them to supply us with tea and toast with a perfect choice of breakfasts. I opted for Smoked Salmon and Scrambled Egg presented on a bagel topped with chive cheese. It was heavenly. Sam, acting upon our waitress’s recommendation, opted for the Northumberland Full English which came complete with Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Egg, Tomato and Black Pudding. It did look lovely!

Our stay was wonderful, sheer bliss for the couple that are looking for a quiet retreat away from the hustle of the busy inner city life. This hotel offers elegance and class and we would highly recommend this stay to any of our friends and family.

Personally I would like to thank my amazing boyfriend for the best weekend. Ily.

Kevin Meredith; Photography is all about taking risks.

Kevin Meredith.







Photography; sitting in the garden.

 

Just sitting amongst the flowers.