Metro Challenge – Monkseaton

As I said in previous posts, today marked another stop off the Metro Challenge, as I got to cross Monkseaton off the list. Not only is it handy for my friend S and a funky little high street, there is also some very nice stained glass in the station…

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For the Love of the North

While I was in Monkseaton I couldn’t resist popping into a shop I have been dying to try, having followed them on Instagram for a while now. For The Love of the North is a super cute gift shop which also stocks a lot of geeky stuff with a Northern spin – my beloved Angel of the North Cyberman came from them, and today I got a lovely Star Wars pin. I could have quite happily bought the whole shop so a return visit is definitely on the cards…

Kith and Kin

Another stop on my Metro Challenge today: Monkseaton to see my friend S, for a much belated catch up. We went for brunch to Kith and Kin, a lovely little cafe on the main drag a few munutes from the Metro that he had been to on a previous visit and I was keen to try again. The veggie options are great, the coffee good and the service friendly – and they passed the Tracey Test for brunch by doing my egg just how I asked…