So it goes without saying that Pauline finds it almost impossible to bypass Michelle and Steph Thirlwall’s stall on the East concourse.
Although fairly new arrivals to Tynemouth Markets, Michelle and Steph, a mother and daughter team from Ashington, are building a healthy trade selling ‘Kenspeckle’ a local range of hand-made confectionery produced in Northumberland and guaranteed to quicken the pulse of any self-respecting sweet-lover.
Their inventory includes such mouthwatering treats as Northumbrian honey truffles, Puffin Beak pralines, Liqueur Fudge and Peppermint Fudge, as well as traditional favourites like Butter Fudge and Peanut Brittle.
“I cannot recommend the girls’ confectionery enough. In fact whenever I’m here I always buy some to top up my stash at home. Then I hide it from the kids so I don’t have to share”, says Pauline.
Picture at top: Kenspeckle fan Pauline Christie (centre) with Michelle (left) and Steph Thirlwall on their stall at Tynemouth Markets