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5 Things I Learnt From The Great Exhibition of the North

On Sunday 9th September we said a fond farewell to The Great Exhibition of the North, the jam packed summer programme of events that shone a light on Northern achievements in art, design and innovation. Along with millions of others, I...

Camping with Kids at Carfest North in a VW Campervan from Lookers Van Centre Newcastle

*Collaboration The first time I managed to persuade James to camp at a music festival was in 2014, we headed to Kendal Calling with a car packed to the brim with all kinds of borrowed camping equipment, plus enough...

The Night We Saw a Legend: Tom Jones Live in Alnwick

Tom Jones concert review

*Collaboration From the moment Tom Jones belted out the opening note to his first song last Friday night, James and I knew we were in the presence of a legend! We’ve been fortunate enough to see many huge stars...

Exploring Hadrian’s Wall Country by Train

*Collaboration Picturesque views, no traffic jams and no bickering over who’s going to be designated driver! What’s not to love about travelling by train? James and I enjoyed a wonderful day out by train recently when Northern got in...

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...

Bongo’s Bingo – What’s It Really Like?

It’s the bonkers phenomenon that has taken the world by storm, from Ibiza to Dubai, transforming the traditional image of bingo for millions of people! Since making its Tyneside debut last year, Bongo’s Bingo has gained a reputation for...

5 Ways to Say ‘I Love You’ in NewcastleGateshead

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, a time for loved up couples and doting admirers to declare their love. You might think that Paris is the most romantic city in the world, but Geordieland isn’t a bad place to say...