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  • A Family Games night with Randomise

    As the nights draw in, we’ve been getting that trapped in the house feeling. Abigail had started to show an interest in the games console, Imogen became more glued to her iPhone. Our once social night in with the kids started to become separated. When in Scarborough we dug out a word game and split off into […]

  • The Bryherstones Country Inn Sunday Lunch

    The Bryherstones Sunday Lunch, Burniston

    On our recent weekend in Scarborough, we headed to the Brytherstones Country Inn for Sunday lunch.  My parents and Nana had come down to spend the day with us, so thought I’d better book somewhere in advance.  Our first goto site was TripAdvisor and we were swamped with options. We’re always looking for somewhere new […]

  • Hadrian's Tipi Newcastle 2017

    Hadrians Tipi, Newcastle 2017

    Always looking for a new adventure we thought it would be fun to try out Hadrian’s Tipi, Newcastle on its opening weekend. Sure, if it’s just opened not many people will know about it! If we go around 5 pm on a Saturday night there’ll be loads of space and plenty of atmospheres! Or as it turned […]

  • Patisserie Valerie Durham

    Patisserie Valerie, Durham

    Last week my mind started to wander and I discussed the options for selecting delicious cakes as a treat. A quick google brought up Patisserie Valerie and I lost 5 minutes of my working day. Just to clarify the cake discussion was work banter. Would you eat a custard slice in public? Patisserie Valerie, Durham It […]

  • Robinson Crusoe at Gala Theatre Durham

    Robinson Crusoe at The Gala Theatre, Durham

    After a lovely wander around Durhams’ shops and cobbled streets on a crisp cold afternoon, we headed to the Gala Theatre for the Press Night of their “Swashbuckling Family Panto” Robinson Crusoe.  The girls asked us to tell them the story of Robinson Crusoe and showing our literary lack of knowledge we weren’t 100% certain. […]

  • Hoover Freedom Pets FD22RP Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

    Hoover Freedom Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

    We’ve been having a little bit of vacuum bother in the Hooper House this year. I’ll not name brands, but our bagless vacuum cleaner stopped being a super sucker. It could have been that we had been doing a lot of decorating this year… or that we vacuumed the fake grass outside twice… or may […]

  • Crepe Affaire

    Sweet and Savoury Crêpe at Crêpe Affaire, Newcastle

    We’ve been slowly working our way around Newcastle latest foodie focus, in Eldon Square. Grey’s Quarter is full of great options to snack and munch on with a variety of budgets. Today is Crêpe Affaire’s turn. To celebrate their 1 year anniversary in the Grey’s Quarter, they approached several bloggers to review their Crêpes. We couldn’t say […]

  • Meadowside Scarborough holiday let

    Our Secret Scarborough Retreat

    Nearly 10 years ago my parents decided to buy a holiday home in Scarborough.  I hadn’t been to the seaside town for years and couldn’t really remember having visited in my childhood.  I really had no idea what to expect. Myself, my Mam, Dad, brother Phil and 6 week old Imogen in the maxi cosi […]

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