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  • Annie The Musical Newcastle

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    Annie The Musical – Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    One of the most famous family musicals hits the Tyne Theatre and Opera House in Newcastle this half term holiday. Toe tapping, singing and lots of tissues at the ready for Annie The Musical, which has been delighting audiences since its Broadway opening in 1977. Annie The Musical Produced by Astravaganza Entertainment, Annie tells the […]

  • Tatton Park Mansion and Gardens

    Tatton Park Cheshire

    After an action packed day in Manchester city centre exploring the Museum of Science and Industry we were very ready for a chilled out Sunday.  No typical Manchester rain today.   The sun was shining and set to stay so the plan was head to a historic home. From Hale there were two large National Trust […]

  • Museum of Science and Industry

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    Manchester Museum of Science and Industry

    Another weekend, another road trip.  Our poor little car will be needing a rest from the A1.  This weekend Manchester was the destination and budget was the theme.  Handily my Dad’s friend Freddie has a big enough home to accommodate us all (my parents included) and we lined up some free family fun. First stop […]

  • Education Quizzes Revision

    Educational Quizzes and our Kids

    The weekend has come and our kids are loaded with home work. OK maybe loaded is a little harsh. They both have a piece of homework to do. Abigail is currently getting Maths homework as she’s in Year 1 (KS1). Imogen is bringing home projects that are written assignments, History, Geography or cultural awareness (KS2). […]

  • Jamie Oliver's DIner

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    Jamie Oliver’s Diner

    After our unsuccessful attempt at getting a table in busy busy Central London, one day earlier. We decided to try again. This time our group had split from 8 people to just the 4 Hoopers. We wandered through the city, via Hamleys and the Girl Guiding Shop. The kids had been on their feet since 8am. It […]

  • Tower of London

    Sadly all good things have to come to an end and it was the final day of our London adventure. However,  we had a bit more history and culture ahead with a visit to the Tower of London.  Myself and Alan had been on previous visits and knew it was a good day out.    After […]

  • Hatchimals Colleggtibles and Tiana Toys and Me

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    Hatchimals Colleggtibles and Toys and Me Tiana

    The Early May Bank holiday Monday was the UK launch date for Hatchimals CollEGGtibles. So as any normal person would do I thought it would be a great chance to drive 4 hours to Tamworth and get some CollEGGtibles. As much as Imogen and Abigail hate long car journeys this one was slightly more exciting for […]

  • Kensington Palace Tour

    Kensington Palace Tour

    As part of our whistle stop tour of the London tourist hotspots we headed to the Kensington Palace Tour.  This gorgeous palace is on the edge of Hyde Park.  Easily located just a short walk from Kensington Palace tube station.   The iconic gates of the palace were embedded in my childhood memories.  They formed […]

  • Bill's Hammersmith

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    Bill’s Hammersmith

    After a day walking around central London on Good Friday, we bizarrely struggled to find a table for 8 people around 6.00pm. Every where we went they asked if we had a booking! Who knew that in jam packed Covent Garden you had to book? OK. Everyone else in London did. So our friends the […]

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