Well ourmaninnewcastle is doing it as well as Cassandra now, so I'm giving you a list of my eight favourite things about Newcastle.
The Quayside at night has to be right up there. The place buzzes. Walking along the riverside on a summer's evening, just after it's got dark. I don't do it often enough.
Jesmond Dene and the Armstrong Bridge. It always amazes me that there is such a green haven so close to the city centre. Also featuring Pet's Corner. I don't go to Jesmond Dene very often either. A theme is developing....
Sky Apple Cafe is fantastic, as I may have mentioned before. Veggie but comes highly recommended by both veggies and carnivores alike. I prefer it in the evening; it's not cheap, but it's worth every penny.
(I'm getting frustrated. I want to list the rabbits but ourman got their first. In fact, I just want to recite most of his list. The Tyneside cinema... and especially the tearooms, although I do agree that Intermezzo is great too. The Metro. The Coast. It's all fab.)
Bill's Fish Bar in Cullercoats. Much better than the one in Tynemouth that everyone goes to. It's a fair drive from home, but worth it. The staff are great too.
The Great North Run. It's an amazing experience - to run or to watch. I think I'll be watching this year...!
The Turkish Baths. They are fab. Haven't been there for a while either.
The Angel of the North. The first time I saw it for real, I was driving north on the A1. It appears from nowhere and I nearly died of shock. I wasn't expecting it at all. (I'm being rather fluid with my definition of Newcastle here; hope you'll forgive me.) (I've written about it here too.)
And finally, the people. The accent and dialect. I love Newcastle, but without the people, it would have no heart. I love that even though people think I sound posh (believe me I don't), they accept me and know I love the place too.
There are lots of things I should do more of. I need to start incorporating more fun into my life.