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  • What happened in 2019

    What changed in 2019?

    2019 has come and gone and just like that dumped a load of change on the Hoopers! While there has been a lot of consistency in certain areas (still creating happy customers at Hooper Signs), something changed and our focus dwindled. Becoming Family / Travel Bloggers When we started blogging 4 years ago, our plan […]

  • Aladdin Tyne Theatre Pantomime

    Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    Ad-We were gifted complimentary tickets to Aladdin Sunday afternoon was here and another pantomime for us to enjoy!  This time we had the treat of watching Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Westgate Road.  We loved Cinderella last year, so knew we would be in for a great show.   We were pleased that Charlie […]

  • Teesside Park Christmas Shopping and Bowling

    Christmas Shopping at Teesside Park

    Ad-we were invited to Teesside Park for a festive day out Sunday morning and for once we were up out of the house early to take a trip to Teesside Park in Stockton-on-Tees. This large retail & leisure park is somewhere we have passed loads of times on the way down the A19 but have […]

  • Alnwick Garden Winter activities

    A Festive Afternoon at Alnwick Garden

    Ad-we were gifted admission into the Garden Last Sunday, we left Alan at home with the dreaded lurgy & headed up to Alnwick Garden with my parents. It had been a few years since we had visited & I couldn’t wait to get out in the fresh air to blow the cobwebs away. My Dad […]

  • Post Box Ponteland

    Sunday Brunch at Post Box Ponteland

    I’ve passed this place several times and had always heard great things about it. It was on the to-do list and we eventually got a slot in our schedule. By 9 pm on Saturday night, I really looking forward to breakfast, long before even going to bed. Our plan was to get there early in […]

  • Lewis Denny Karen the Mam Alnwick

    Karen the Mam’s Night In… Out | Lewis Denny Alnwick

    This year we stumbled upon something special. Something that really tickled Catherine, yet remained relatable. Lewis Denny, star of the Tyne Theatre Pantomime, created and released a second persona, Karen the Mam. With over 500,000 views on the video, you could say that the sketch was a success! Several more videos followed and then came […]

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