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  • Vampirina Toys

    Understanding Diversity with Vampirina

    The morning routine changes so subtly as the years go by. As the kids get older they are able to get themselves ready and help out in the morning rush. One change that took me a while to acknowledge was the morning TV. What was once my 15 minutes of bad news from around the world, turned into […]

  • Fifty Shades Freed Movie Review

    Fifty Shades Freed Movie Review

    I accidentally stumbled into the cinema and landed in the Fifty Shades Freed screening… honest! OK, it was slightly different to that. Catherine had booked tickets to see Black Panther and something didn’t log in correctly and we turned up at the cinema with no tickets booked. So Instead of heading home with now show, […]

  • The Greatest Showman / The Greatest Show?

    We were looking for a film to see in between Christmas and New Year. Something that was suitable for the full family. One that stood out as I’d seen the adverts on a bus was The Greatest Showman. A Story about P.T. Barnum and a circus? I’ll be honest I knew nothing about it and […]

  • Butterfly Cabinet Heaton

    Butterfly Cabinet, Heaton Review

    For what seems to be 10 years we’ve driven past the Butterfly Cabinet and previously Belle and Herbs. Every time we went be there was a huge queue and we said: “we must try there one day”. It’s daft that it has taken so long to eventually getting around to it. Friends that have been had mentioned that […]

  • Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Review

    Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Cleaner NV801UKT Review

    As we approach the end of our mammoth month long decorating frenzy, I was so excited to receive the new Shark Duo Clean vacuum for review. This vacuum could not have come at a better time.  Since the New year, we have ploughed on every weekend and evening decorating the hallway, lounge, dining room and […]

  • Here Come The Hoopers

    Where Did January go?

    It doesn’t seem to be that long ago that we were opening Christmas Presents, Singing along with Jules Holland and a gang of bagpipers, nursing a bad head and cleaning out the festive decorations. I appear to have blinked and we’re into the tail end of January. Don’t worry February is only 4 weeks and […]

  • Scalinis Gosforth Review

    Scalini’s Gosforth Review

    The last time we visited Scalini’s, Gosforth we had an… entertaining experience! As a result, it’s taken us nearly 2 years to return to give it another go. It’s a shame as it is literally 10 minutes walk from our house. I’ll explain our previous visit after our review Scalini’s Gosforth Review As part of […]

  • A Small Ensuite Makeover

    The day we moved into our house we knew the ensuite needed a makeover. The problem was we didn’t have the money, the time or an idea of what we wanted. The one thing we did know we needed was bathroom storage, but also it needed to be efficient in space. As with all makeover blog posts, we have […]

  • Chinese Gosforth Palace

    Gosforth Palace / Poons Gosforth Review

    Gosforth High Street offers a wealth of different restaurants. We’ve created a list and we’re trying to visit all Gosforth restaurants this year as a 2018 goal, starting with Gosforth Palace.. Gosforth Palace Located just up off Gosforth High Street on Salters Road, Gosforth Palace is hard to miss. Previously called Poons Gosforth, in the […]

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