Theme Six: Our Region

As the Covid-19 pandemic has halted summer plans with many restrictions in place for travelling abroad, the pandemic has allowed many of us to embrace and explore our great North East region for a summer 'staycation'!

Your local region themed activities

As the Covid-19 pandemic has halted summer plans with many restrictions in place for travelling abroad, the pandemic has allowed many of us to embrace and explore our great North East region for a summer 'staycation'! For this theme, we have put together some recipes of our patients' favourite local delicacies, a free flowing writing exercise and a quiz to test your North East knowledge.

As ever, we want to encourage everyone to share with us any resources or activities that you have found helpful and suggestions or ideas about what might be helpful to you and your family at this time. Please send your ideas and suggestions to Fiona Clark on fionaclark@stoswaldsuk.org and Carole Taylor on caroletaylor@stoswaldsuk.org

Thank you and we hope you find some enjoyment and support from these resources.

Share you photos with us!

We have a dedicated Focus on Living Centre gallery where we would love to display your creations.

Please email your photos over to either Fiona Clark or Carole Taylor and we will add them to the gallery.

View our gallery

North East recipes

Here we have put together a few of our patients favourite local food delicacies and we thought they we too good not to share! These recipes were collated as part of a favourite family recipes project here at the hospice.

Download North East recipes

I know my place...

If you were a place what place would you be? Try your hand at free flow writing, this exercise is a great way to use metaphor to explore our self-awareness. From the Tyne Bridge to Spanish City, the choice is yours!

Download 'I know my place' writing exercise

Our Region quiz

How well do you know the Northumbrian language or your Northumberland Castle's? Can you put on your detective hat and solve our clues to different places around the Tyneside area? Put your knowledge to the test with our regional quiz.

Download our region quiz