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  • Meegos and Mini Meegos Series 1

    Meegos and Mini Meegos Series 1 | Collectible Crocheted Soft toys

    Our little Hoopsters are obsessed with collections. I mean they will start to collect anything. My issue is that most of the collectibles they go for are small plastic items that hurt your feet when you find them on the carpet. Today we’re looking at the Meegos and Mini Meegos Collectible set. We were given […]

  • Northumbrian Piper Under New Management

    Northumbrian Piper under New Management

    We’d heard that the Northumbrian Piper had changed hands and were making changes. This was great news as we used to visit quite often, then it started to go downhill. It had got to a point that we used to visit mainly because of its handy location, not because of anything else. The food had […]

  • Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies Toy Review

    Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies Toy Review

      I’d seen these at our local supermarket recently and wondered what they were. Zoomer has a few different toys out over Christmas. So What did the Zoomer Zupps Pretty Ponies toy do? We were sent “Sugar” to unbox and review by Spin Master. There were only one of our Hoopsters that were up for […]

  • Museum of London Docklands

    Visit to Museum of London Docklands

    We are back from our epic Easter weekend trip to London with sore feet and a lighter wallet.  Our first stop was the Museum of London Docklands. London for us is always worth the effort and we aim to visit at least once a year with the kids.  There is just so much to explore […]

  • Is School of Rock the Musical suitable for kids

    Is the School of Rock Musical London Kid Friendly?

    The School of Rock Musical London wasn’t on our todo list. We’d planned on fun outdoor sightseeing. After our riverboat cruise in the rain, walk through Canary Wharf in the rain and Trip to the Museum through the rain, we created a new plan. What was meant to be fun sightseeing activities turned into how can […]

  • Zucchini Pasta Bar Newcastle

    Zucchini Pasta Bar Newcastle | Pasta Takeaway Near Me

    I’d wanted to visit Zucchini Pasta Bar a few times since it first opened a year ago, but I never found the opportunity. The Newcastle Pasta Bar is located on what I call the Magic Roundabout, previously Swan House Roundabout, but also known as 55 degrees north. You will have driven past it 100 times. Zucchini […]

  • Tech Deck fingerboards and Ramp

    Tech Deck is Back | Another toy from my youth returns!

    Long before the days of fidget spinners, squishies and slime, we had lots of other cool toys to play with. Many of them involved dexterity and practice. Tech Deck is part of that group. First of all, just a recap of what Tech Deck actually is… Finger-sized skateboards or fingerboards. Tech Deck fingerboards are 96mm […]

  • Jorvik Dig York

    Jorvik Dig, York

    As part of our day trip to York, we Visited the Jorvik Viking Centre, then followed on to the Jorvik Dig attraction. This all came under our PastPort ticket deal, which meant we could visit as many times as we wanted in a year with the ticket. The Jorvik Dig site is about 15 minutes walk […]

  • Canny Crafty

    Canny Crafty Gosforth

    Our girls love to craft, however, the mess that comes with painting always puts me off.  This is where Canny Crafty Gosforth comes to the rescue.   Kids and adults can get messy with paint, create a unique masterpiece and let Canny Crafty do the cleaning up.  What’s not to love about that? Where is Canny […]

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