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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 Guide to Newcastle’s Best Record Shops

I’ve always thought there’s something special about listening to music on a traditional record player, the crackle as the needle hits the vinyl, the beautiful artwork that adorns the sleeves, the physical interaction with the artist’s work is something...

Family Fun at Tyne Theatre and Opera House

*Collaboration I recently wrote about the plethora of theatres we have here in Newcastle and encouraged you to plan your own theatre break, but admittedly the venue I was least familiar with in my theatre guide was the Tyne...

A Weekend Break in Whitley Bay

*This post is sponsored by We Are North Tyneside Although I love holidays to far flung destinations I’m also a huge fan of staycations. When you’re lucky enough to live in a wonderful country such as England, it would...

Planning a Newcastle Theatre Break

Newcastle might not be the first English destination that springs to mind when you’re thinking of planning a theatre break but our compact city has a lot to offer and there’s not a night goes by that you can’t...

24 Hours in Newcastle

In the last couple of years I’ve topped up my tan in Thailand, skied black runs in Bulgaria and Austria, ate my body weight in cheese in the Côte d’Azur, discovered hidden waterfalls in Cyprus and explored the winding...

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...

‘Never Give Up’ – The Best Escape Room Game in Newcastle?

*collaboration I’m not sure whether it’s the part of the 90’s revival (who didn’t love the Crystal Maze?) or a genius invention to get us all away from our screens for a while but the recent craze of escape...

5 Ideas for Date Nights in Newcastle

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner I thought I would pull together a little list of some of my favourite places for date night. Newcastle is such a sensual city, full of beautiful buildings, romantic restaurants and big...