Michael 84

Newcastle Fashion And Lifestyle Blog

Welcome to the Newcastle fashion and lifestyle blog. Situated in the North East of England, Newcastle is my city of vibrant style and culture, and a really cool place to live. Blogging about nights out in the coolest bars in Newcastle, football and life in the Toon.

Newcastle Christmas Market 2023 – Photos & Everything You Need To Know (Review)

Saturday, 2nd December, 2023

Newcastle Christmas Markets

It’s Christmas time and that means one thing…Christmas Markets! I went to Newcastle Christmas Market a couple of days ago, and it was pretty good.

Here’s a few photos and some of the stalls, food, drink and things I spotted.

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2023 Photos The Chronicles Of Narnia

Wednesday, 29th November, 2023

Fenwick Christmas Window 2023 - Narnia

It’s that time of the year again! Fenwick Christmas Window has been unveiled for 2023.

This year the Fenwick Christmas Window is The Lion, The Witch And the Wardrobe From The Chronicles Of Narnia.

I went down for a look, and here’s the photos if you’ve not seen it yet or had a chance to go down.

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The Mad House Cocktail Bar Newcastle Review – Quirky Bar With Tasty Cocktails

Friday, 24th March, 2023

The Mad House Cocktail Bar Review In Newcatle By Michael 84

One of the newest cocktail bars in Newcastle is The Mad House. I went a few months back for the first time, and it was pretty good.

It’s certainly a bar with a difference in Newcastle, and the only one where you can sit with your mates at a bath on a neon toilet seat while you drink.

Sound interesting? Here’s what you need to know!

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Newcastle Photography – Light Trails In Town

Monday, 23rd January, 2023

Light Trails In Newcastle Northumberland Street By Michael 84

I haven’t got out there and took some photos in such a long time, but finally I did.

I wanted to shoot some photos in the town, and have always wanted to do some light trails in Newcastle but have always put it off.

But I finally did get out there and had my first go at light trails and night time photography.

Here’s what I shot and how it all turned out.

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2022 Photos – Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf

Saturday, 12th November, 2022

Fenwick Christmas Window 2022 Clarice Bean Think Like An Elf

Fenwick Christmas Window has been unveiled for 2022.

This year the Fenwick Christmas Window is Clarice Bean: Think Like an Elf.

I went down for a look, and here’s the photos if you’ve not seen it yet or had a chance to go down.

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Hard Rock Cafe Newcastle Review – Here’s What The Food, Drinks & Service Are Like

Wednesday, 8th December, 2021

Hard Rock Newcastle Review by Michael 84

A few week’s back we went to the Hard Rock Café in Newcastle for some food and drinks. I was quite looking forward to it, after having been to many Hard Rock Cafes around the world.

It’s cool that Newcastle has one, and they are always worth a look.

If you’ve been to others, or have never been to any, here’s how I found my Newcastle Hard Rock experience.

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The Gunner Tavern Review – Newcastle Pub For Drinks And Food

Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

Gunner Tavern Newcastle Review - Food And Drinks Michael84

A couple of Saturdays ago we were out and decided to check out a new pub, The Gunner Tavern, so we went in.

If you’re unfamiliar, it’s one of the new bars in Newcastle, and it takes up residence in the old Gotham Town, opposite the Central Station.

Here’s everything you need to know, and my thoughts on The Gunner Tavern.

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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2018 – The Snowman

Sunday, 16th December, 2018

Fenwick Window 2018 - The Snowman

It’a another Christmas time tradition in Newcastle, the dressing of Fenwick Window in a Christmassy theme, and I’ve finally got it up here for you to see! This year it is the classic animated film that we all know and love and saw when we were kids, it’s The Snowman.

All the iconic scenes are here at Fenwick, and the windows look really good as they always do. From the Snowman riding the motorbike to dancing, flying and of course that party, everything is depicted with a different scene in each window. Some are static, with some having the added magic of being electronic, with the window coming to life.

If you haven’t managed to get down or don’t like in Newcastle, you can see the pictures below. There’s also links to the previous year’s windows.

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Newcastle Christmas Market 2018

Saturday, 15th December, 2018

Newcastle Christmas Markets

I finally made it down to the Newcastle Christmas Markets this year!

I was there on Thursday checking them out, and took my camera to get some good photos of what we have in Newcastle. I had a quick look a few weeks ago on a night which makes much better photos, but I didn’t have my camera at the time, only my phone. It was so cold, but so sunny, the enemy of the photographer 😀

Trust that the day I go there’s the sun blazing down on me…Better than the rain I guess. You can also get some interesting effects with the sun which can look cool.

Anyway if you’re familiar with Newcastle or if you’re not, the Christmas Markets are around the main section of the middle of the city, which is around Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street and Grey Street, which is close to Northumberland Street, the main shopping street.

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NE1 Motor Show 2018 – Photos Of The Cars

Saturday, 4th August, 2018

Bloodhound SSC Land Speed Car At the NE1 Car Show - Michael 84

Happy Weekend!

This weekend was the return of the NE1 Motor Show in Newcastle, and as with previous years, I decided I would go. It’s always a good time, and a real relaxed atmosphere for people who are proper petrol heads and can talk to others, or just for people who like to have a look at cars and see some real masterpieces.

This year there was a brand new car, the Bloodhound SSC which is a land speed record car. There was the same great stuff from previous years, including Paul Swift doing some car stunts on Hood Street, as well as the likes of Aston Martin, Mercedes and Lexus being present, and there was plenty of super cars such as Ferrari, Bentley, Rolls Royce, Lamborghini, classic cars, American Muscle and the best of British.

Check out all the pictures from the day.

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