Welcome to Mackem Life

Hello, I’m Vicky

The North East of England is my home, I was born here and raised in this small city on the coast, called Sunderland. And while this city has a bit of a negative reputation held by outsiders, those of us on the inside view it very differently. I consider it a place of understated natural beauty, incredibly rich history and culture and of course, legendary people who will fight for their city. Stick around as I attempt to dismantle the negative stigma against my hometown and show you what Mackem Life is really all about.

Here in Sunderland we are very lucky to be a part of the wider region of the North East, which includes the counties of Northumberland, County Durham, Tyne and Wear, and North Yorkshire. All of these regions have a place in Mackem Life and it will be my privilege to explore them all for you, and tell you where is worth a visit!

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Discovering hidden gems, exploring new places and revisiting my favourite spots is what this page is about. If you want to know more, then please stick around and let me prove to you its not grim up north. Drop your email below to be notified every time I upload.

Come find your next adventure and
let me be your guide to the Northeast!

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Latest Posts

Queen Elizabeths Funeral. Where is open on Bank Holiday Monday?

While most places will be closed across the country for the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, there will be some places still open. For those who don’t want to stay at home, for whatever reasons that might be, I wanted to put this list together so those people know they have somewhere to go across Sunderland. […]

AD|Sunderland Restaurant Week September 2022

It’s that time again when Sunderland BID hosts their bi-annual restaurant week. This event celebrates local restaurants and gives us a chance to try our favourites for £5, £10 or £15. It will be running from Saturday 17th – Sunday 25th. Given the cost of living crisis and the fact that everything is just getting […]