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    North East Lego Landmarks at the Centre for Life

    This weekend saw the North East Lego Landmarks and Brick History exhibitions open at the Centre for Life. The pair of exhibitions run from January 14th – 23rd April 2017. Although they share the same exhibition space they are by two different Lego Modellers. North East Lego Landmarks North East Lego Landmarks is created by […]

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    Cat’s Best Books of 2016

    To kick off 2017, I thought I’d share my round up of the best books of 2016, that I have read. I had been an avid reader before the girls came along.  Many an evening was spent reading a classic novel or a light-hearted chick lit. My part-time student job was in the local library. […]

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    Hawaiian Pork Skewers with A Sag Aloo side

    After doing the weekly shop, I spotted a bargain in a Pork Fillet. It is a great piece of meat to start with and I’m often surprised at it’s price. I wanted to do something different with it. I spotted an idea for a barbecue item, but in the middle of January we grilled it […]

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    Newcastle Eagles Basketball at Sport Central

    A damp Friday morning in Newcastle and I was on route to an even damper Rothbury. Just as I shut the door of my van I spotted a message. “I have 4 corporate tickets for Newcastle Eagles Basketball, for tonight if you fancy them?” We had been racking our brains for something different to do […]

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    The Funky Indian, Sunderland

    The Funky Indian, is based next to the Winter Gardens in Sunderland town centre. We passed it on our Snowdog Trail in 2016. But Every time we walked passed the windows and peered in it looked empty. We’d heard good things about the place, but from the outside it looked like no one was home! […]

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    Chicken and Bacon Tagliatelle Recipe

    After all the in depth cooking of Christmas, here is a Quick and Easy Recipe with ingredients you may already have in stock. Bacon and Chicken is a great combination as the two meats flavour combine really well. Also Chicken and Bacon are relatively cheap to purchase. I believe that I cooked this meal with around […]

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    Top 5 – Disneyland Paris at Christmas

    Disneyland Paris at Christmas is a great time to go. From the amazing decorations,  piped in festive music, themed Christmas shows and parade it really is a magical experience. Disney know how to pull together the Christmas theme. Here are some of our highlights from our last trip to inspire anyone thinking of going next Christmas, grab […]

  • James and the Giant Peach - Northern Stage

    James and the Giant Peach – Northern Stage

    I Cannot quite believe we have made it to Christmas Eve.  It’s been a crazily busy month but we have loved every single Christmas light, market, party, nativity performance and despite almost having a meltdown last week really wouldn’t have it any other way.  I’m so very ready for a few days staying with the family-eating […]

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