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North East Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

Why are fellas so hard to buy for? When it comes to choosing gifts for my female friends and relatives I am never short of ideas but send me shopping for to buy a pressie for a man and...

A Family Day Out at Life Science Centre in Newcastle

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If you’re a regular reader you’ll know that I am a very proud Auntie and love spending time with my nieces and nephews. Jack and Emily have featured on my blog several times, a trip to Newcastle is like...

North Tyneside’s Hidden Gems

*This post is sponsored by ‘We Are North Tyneside’ During my pre-Christmas shopping spree in North Tyneside I couldn’t help but notice some of the other unique and quirky attractions in the area. From cute coffee shops to tranquil...

Seven Reasons To Visit Seven Stories this Season

I love entertaining my nieces and nephews with fun filled days out at any time of year but it does become a bit more of a challenge during autumn/winter, north east England is hardly known for its mild weather...

My Top 5 Family Days Out in the North East

Over the last few years I’ve been able to enjoy many family days out at exciting attractions across the region as I play host to my brother’s twin children Jack and Emily who often come to visit from Rochdale....

Are These The Best Music Festivals and Outdoor Gigs in the North East this Summer?

If you’ve ever attended a British music festival, you’ll know that despite the unpredictable weather there really is something magical about standing in a field with thousands of like music lovers enjoying a weekend of hedonism! I can even overlook...

Sunday Lunch at Dobson and Parnell on Newcastle Quayside

A Sunday lunch with all the trimmings is my favourite meal of the week and barely a weekend goes by without one for me and James! We like cooking together at home (his gravy is the best and I...