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Carluccio’s – Newcastle – England – United Kingdom

It was dinnertime and we were going to Carluccio’s, a restaurant in the Metrocentre.

It was Italian and I had not been before. It looked like this

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For starters, me and my sister had breadsticks (it came free with the kid’s meal) the waiter was Italian he was from Venice which is here.


He was very friendly too. The breadsticks were nice and had cheese or something n them which was tasty. Once we had finished I ordered lasagna, my sister ordered chicken Milanese with my dad and my mum ordered fish. When they arrived, my dad had a long conversation with the waiter who seemed like he could go on forever. Once they had finished we started to eat, my lasagna was delicious one of the best I’ve ever tasted.


I wolfed it down and was finished before everyone else. Soon everyone was finished and the plates were collected. After 10 minutes or so we ordered desserts I had some ice cream

Which was ok, it could have been better. When everyone was finished, the restaurant was empty so me and my mum went and bought a recipe book that was signed by the author, the owner of Carluccio’ mum then had a 20 MINUTE! Conversation with the manager whilst my dad was still talking to the waiter.


Finally, we were ready to go. It was a funky restaurant and I enjoyed going here.

The Marriot – Newcastle – England – United Kingdom

At lunchtime me, my sister, my mum and my dad arrived at the Marriot, Newcastle.

We had driven from Scotland and were glad to finally take a rest.


It was quite big and had a fancy looking entrance and I could see a sign for the bar and restaurant within it. Once we had checked in we got the lift to the fifth floor, walked a little then went into our room the door locking automatically behind us. Our room looked a little like this.

Family Room

I had soon finished unpacking even though we were only staying the weekend. I then made my mum and I a cup of tea which was delicious since I had not had one for weeks.

I then checked out the bathroom it was really cool with heated towel racks, a nice temperature shower and even some freebees. I mean, what more could you want!

Guest Bathroom

We the left and went to the MetroCentre which, if you didn’t know is Europe’s largest shopping mall. It was very big and confusing but had a lot of cool shops. when my dad, sister and I returned from the mall (my mum was still shopping) We decided to try out the pool it looked like this except with lots of people.*:423px

We stayed for 45 minutes-ish as it wasn’t very big. When we arrived back at our room we got dressed into formal/casual clothes to get ready for dinner as it was at a nice restaurant.

We were going to Carluccios(for more info see my review) after a lovely meal we walked back to the hotel, it was very close. The bed was soft but not too soft so I easily fell asleep.


In the morning, I went down for breakfast which was well, ANYTHING! I felt full afterwards but we were heading somewhere we were heading to Beamish. By this point we had already loaded our bags into the car and was sad to leave the hotel but oh well a hotels a hotel.

My sister (MrsJuniortravelfreak)has written a review on this.


I liked this hotel but it could do with a better pool .


Murrayfield Ice Rink – Edinburgh – United Kingdom

Today my Mum, Sister and I took the car to Murrayfield Ice Rink.

When we got there we parked, put our gloves on and joined the queue, it was warm inside. We bought tickets and walked to the skate hire, when we got there we swapped our shoes for skates and we put them on our feet.

We walked to the rink and went on the ice. It was quite slippery at first but with a few tries I was skating around with ease. My sister and I decided to play tig so I chased her around the rink. There were two men on the ice who were there to help if you fell or if your boots weren’t tight enough.

There were vending machines which my mum bought us water from it was £1.00.

It was about £15.00 for all of us to get in including skate hire. If you got there at the start the tickets lasted 2 hours. The parking was free.

You should were relativily warm clothing e.t.c hoodies, jumpers, gloves, joggies.

Edinburgh Museum, Edinburgh, Scotland – United Kingdom

ereToday I got in my car and my mum drove me to Edinburgh I was going with my mum and my sister. We were going to the Edinburgh museum.

When we got in there was a lady at a till, we paid for a ticket and I picked up a map. We then walked into the museum when we got inside we walked into the Scottish history section. There were loads of old jewelry and coffins. One thing that caught my eye was a chest that had a very complicated lock, the sign above it said that the lock had fifteen mini combination locks all in one. We then moved on to another part of the museum this part was displaying futuristic models.

There were robots, racing cars and loads of other cool machines. I played with a robot and then I made a hot air balloon fly; I really enjoyed that part. We then went to eat our lunch at a café, while my sister and mum were finishing their lunch I went to have a little look around. I saw a few things but nothing exciting until I saw a Lego structure of the museum it was really good



Next we went to the animal part of the museum. There were dinosaurs, peacocks, lions, fox’s and lots more it looked really good. There were also 2 telescopes one that showed you what you would see if you were a beetle and the other showed you what you would see if you were a dragonfly.

That was also fun. After that we went to the best photographer of the year exhibition. There were loads of amazing photos my favorite was a photo of a gorilla in a black background. We then went to a dinosaur part for kids there was dressing up and a few dinosaur board games. that part was ok.

We then went to the ancient Egyptian part there were mummy’s and tomb stones. I really liked one of the tomb stones it was colorful one and it had loads of cool patterns on it. I thoroughly enjoyed that part.

We then went to the roof terrace it had great view. We then went down the stairs into a room that was filled with train models. They looked really good.

After that we went down to the fashion part there were clothes from lots of different times some of them were very strange. There was also a stand that you could put your head through

I really enjoyed my visit to the museum and I hope you do too.

The Balgeddie Toll Tavern, Near Kinross – United Kingdom

My sister (the other JuniorTravelFreak) was taking part in a dance show so my dad said we could go out for tea.  We got in the car and he asked me to tell him which direction to go in!  We drove through Scotlandwell and then we saw the Balgeddie Toll Tavern.  Dad turned the car into the car park and took the last space!

When we got out of the car, I thought that the pub looked very old.  There were some people sitting outside eating and drinking but we decided to go inside.  We sat at a table and were then told to move to another table because someone else had booked.

The pub had lots of pretend candles all around and there were lots of wine glasses on the roof of the bar.  This made the pub feel old fashioned.

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Golden Acorn, Glenrothes – United Kingdom

Today at lunchtime I went to the Golden Acorn with my sister and my TravelFreak Dad because I was off school for Easter.

We picked a table by the window.  Dad went to find kids menus for us and came back with menus and colouring pencils.  The kids menu had stuff to do in it like a word search, draw your own picture and a maze.

Dad went to the bar to tell them what we wanted.  I think it would have been better if someone asked us for our orders instead of him having to go up to the bar.

Dad came back with my drink of apple juice. It came in a plastic cup but it looked like it was made of glass!!

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