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  • Stikbot Farm Movie Set Review

    Stikbot Farm Movie Set Review

    We’d seen Stikbot in various forms in the shops and knew the concept of the product. For anyone who isn’t familiar with it, Stikbot is a posable figure for creating stop motion animation. It is possible to create stop motion with normal toys. Stikbot has the addition of suction cups to its hands and feet, […]

  • Dobson and Parnell Newcastle

    Dobson & Parnell, Daily Set Menu

    Friday at work my mind was drifting to a weekend of child-free fun.  The girls were heading off with my parents to the Blackpool seaside for the weekend to ride the rollercoasters at the Pleasure Beach.  I had a more relaxed weekend in mind.  A nice meal out, long lie in, and some party planning […]

  • Colmans Seafood Temple South Shields

    Colmans Seafood Temple South Shields

    We have been itching to go to Colmans Seafood Temple since it opened last Summer.  Located in the iconic Ghandi’s temple (a former bandstand come public toilet!) near to Gypsy’s Green stadium, the finish line for the Great North Run. The Colmans’ brand is strong in South Shields dishing up fish and chips to South Shields […]

  • Whacky Shots World Warriors

    Whacky Shots World Warriors Review

    Since the Hoopsters channel has started to grow, we’ve been getting quite a few toys for review. Last week we received a Whacky Shots Battle Pack from Brainstorm. Whacky Shots World Warriors Battle Pack From the first inspection, Whacky Shots seems to be a simple catapulting style target game. In reality, there are multiple levels to […]

  • The Phantom of the Opera

    Remembering My First Time!

    It only seems like a couple of years ago, but when I work it out it was around 1987. I would have been 9 years old at the time. My parents had booked a coach trip with the Evening Chronicle to travel down to London and see The Phantom of the Opera. What seemed like […]

  • DFDS King Seaways on the Tyne

    The Best Non-Cruise on the Tyne

    Our experience of holidays on a ship is very limited. We’ve only done one, and that was in the Caribbean. We’d looked at heading over to Amsterdam with DFDs Seaways last year but never got around to organising it. Then when it came to booking the mini-break to Amsterdam this year we booked flights instead of […]

  • Caving Adventure at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

    Caving Adventure at Center Parcs Whinfell Forest

    Every four years I like to visit Center Parcs Whinfell Forest with friends. OK, I’ll reword that… My first visit to Center Parcs Whinfell Forest was four years ago and my second visit was last weekend. Out of all the activities and experiences to do there I really wanted to try the caving experience. However, none […]

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