I will be changing address (again) in 19 days and moving back North of the Tyne. I’ve had a few addresses in Newcastle in the past 20 years as well as one after I was born in the first 4 years of my life. I did stay with my nanna and grandad for a few months while my youngest brother was being born. I guess that’s why it still occupies a special place for me, also my mother was born in Newcastle and lived her early life in High Heaton.
The last 7 years have been spent in Gateshead and that isn’t far away. A lot of the time these days it is joined with Newcastle to form NewcastleGateshead. If anyone is a fan of the Disc World novels then they will know of Ankh-Morpork which was loosely based on several rivers in the UK with a town on one…
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