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

Guide to Sunderland to South Tyneside Seafront; Roker to South Shields

Sunderland to South Tynesides Seafront has 5 main residential areas that up the stretch of coast between the River Wear and the River Tyne. Starting with Roker, we then have Seaburn, Whitburn, Marsden and finally South Shields. These areas make up one of the most beautiful stretches of coast line in the North East, and […]

Guide to Thrunton Woods, Northumberland

Thrunton Woods is an area of woodlands near Rothbury, Northumberland. This is a perfect place for explorers who are craving a hike through the woods, and following hidden trails. Thrunton woods is a proper adventure spot, and a great place for a day out in Northumberland. Thrunton is part of the Forestry Commission and there […]

Guide to a Day Out at Cragside, Northumberland

Cragside is one of the most beautiful sites within Northumberland National Park, and incredibly popular for days out in the North East. It isn’t very far from a town called Rothbury and is just 20 or so minutes North of Morpeth. The site is also a part of the National Trust and is under the […]