Drove to Gateshead today to work on a Java web application change wanted by a customer of ours. Journey was not bad other then a section around the M1/M18 junction where I was stopped for 40 minutes.
In the evening met up with Mike and Reiko at their house in Newcastle. It is very large and still has lots of original Victorian features. The foot high skirting boards, the moldings and the fireplaces are all in place on the ground floor.
Staying at the Tulip Inn.