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  • Lambton Worm Customs House

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    Lambton Worm Customs House

    At the end of the brilliant performance of Jack & the Beanstalk the cast announced that 2017’s Custom’s House production would be the Lambton Worm.   We were intrigued and loved the idea of the Customs House re-telling a local legend in their own unique way. I’ll admit my knowledge of this legend goes as far […]

  • New New Bengal Gosforth

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    New New Bengal – Gosforth High Street

    The New New Bengal Indian Restaurant in Gosforth is the refurbished result from the New Bengal Restaurant. The New Bengal Gosforth The Indian restaurant had been established in Gosforth for over 40 years. We’d visited a couple of times when on our dating years. During the late summer of 2014, the business was set on fire […]

  • Cat's Book Club

    Cat’s February Book Club

    The start of the year lends itself to lots of nights curled up in front of the fire reading a good novel. I’ve made a good start on my Good Reads target of 35 books in 2017 and here’s a few I’ve enjoyed over the month of January: The Fault in Our Stars by John […]

  • Geocaching for Beginners

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    Geocaching for Beginners

    We’ve been asked many times for a Geocaching for Beginners guide. As there are so many elements to the hobby (not sure if I can call it a sport) we decided to break it up into the absolute basics. Then may add a follow-up guide in the future. Geocaching is a game of hide and […]

  • Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on Furniture

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    Annie Sloan Chalk Paint on Furniture

    Catherine had been itching to get some painting and decorating done. Ever since I smashed a load of holes in the wall to network our house with super fast broadband. For some reason polyfiller alone wasn’t enough! I was also dragging my heels on the decorating as I’m aiming to finish the garden first, then […]

  • Turtle Bay Newcastle


    Turtle Bay Newcastle – Near the Gate

    Turtle Bay Newcastle is located next to the Gate, as part of the Old Coop Building redevelopment. We’ve walked past here several times and last year popped in for some cocktails. This weekend we decided it was time to try the food. The kids were desperate to go to to Za Za Bazaar, so we managed […]

  • The Hoopers

    The Hoopers January

    It seems like two minutes ago that we were wondering what was in store for the Hoopers in 2017. We’re planning to recap each month with the inclusion of some extras that didn’t quite make the blog. Let us know what you think in the comments below. We started off with a plan of trying to […]

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