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 Allen Banks and Staward Gorge, Northumberland

For those who are looking to explore off the beaten track and be emersed by nature, without all the tourists, Allen Banks and Staward Gorge is the perfect place to visit. Allen Banks for me was somewhere I hadn’t heard of until someone mentioned it. And then it kept popping up on my Instagram and […]

The Most Photographic Places in Sunderland

There are so many places in the City of Sunderland that are scenic and beautiful. I often think that myself and other locals take it for granted. However, I wanted to use this post to showcase all the most photographic spots in Sunderland. So for any local aspiring photographers, fellow content creators or you’re wanting […]

Guide to the Perfect Day in Sunderland

Everything you MUST see while visiting the city of Sunderland If you only had one day to spend in the City of Sunderland (although I recommend having more than one day!), this post is everything you cannot miss while you’re in town! I wrote on the homepage for this blog that I intend to dismantle […]