I'm writing this in Newcastle. I was born and brought up in Newcastle, though have spent more than half my life down South at this point. It is strange how my feet know exactly where everything is, despite the fact that almost every store and many familiar landmarks have changed. I'll be speaking at the Frontend NE conference tomorrow, on CSS Grid and subgrid among other things.
After that a quick hop to Quebec City for a W3C meeting, then San Francisco for Smashing Conf. Come and say hello if you read this and are in any of those places.