Alan Hooper

  • Disney's Wicked Women Jigsaw

    Disney’s Wicked Women – A 1,000 piece Ravensburger puzzle.

    In the build-up to Christmas last year we started to put together a Ravensburger Jigsaw with the kids. It was a relaxing, bonding moment that lasted for just over a week. On a night time we would group together for an hour and we all sat focused on our own little sections. As the kids […]

  • Magicbox Newcastle

    Newcastle Magic Circle Entertains

    Before the rumors start and get out of control… I’m not a member of the Magic Circle. However, there have been many times that I would have loved to have been. Tonight was simply about fun and entertainment, for Members of the circle and their friends. I’ve know the guys at Magicbox for years and […]

  • Decorating a Tweens Bedroom

    Redecorating our Tweens Bedroom

    It seems like only the other month that I was decorating Imogen’s bedroom. However it has come around again to do some updating in her room. This time she wanted to drop the purple and go for the “on trend” rose gold and grey. Her room wasn’t that bad decoration wise. However a couple or […]

  • The Brownie Bar Heaton

    The Brownie Bar, Chillingham Road.

    The year has started and we’re trying to get motivated to do stuff (outside of the house). Weather-wise it’s not helping with the wind and chilly conditions, I’d prefer to sit in front of the TV. So as a compromise we popped out for a little snack on Chillingham Road. Chilli Road has so many […]

  • Christmas Flavour Crisps

    Walker’s Crispmas celebration! – I love a gimmick!

    OK. I’m a sucker for a gimmick. Tonight while picking up some emergency packed lunch provisions for Imogen I spotted the display of Walkers Festive crisps. One multipack was Christmas Dinner for Sprout Lovers and the other was for Sprout Haters. I realise that they are mainly selling this on the packaging and in reality, […]

  • Ralph Breaks the Internet Review

    Ralph Breaks the Internet in 4DX

    We continued on from or Morning at the Santa’s List Escape Room in the Gate. Next stop was to see Ralph Breaks the Internet at Cineworld. Our tickets were paid for with our Vitality Insurance, however, it is now possible to pay for upgrades to your ticket. For example, for a couple of pound extra, […]

  • Escape Newcastle at the Gate

    Santa’s List – A Christmas Escape Room in The Gate

    With our recent decorating project coming to an end we decided to head out for a full day at The Gate! Well, nearly a full day. Our first booking was at Escape Newcastle on the 1st Floor. I spotted that they had just opened up a Christmas themed Escape room, Santa’s List. Santa’s List Escape Room The Story […]

  • A Disney Night In

    A cosy night in with Disney

    We were given a few Christmas inspired items from shopDisney to have a cosy family night in talking about Christmas. Which isn’t hard to start going with two excitable girls. The products we received included personalised pyjamas, a Jigsaw, two Mugs for hot chocolate and some colouring in crafts. With the weather turning colder and the nights getting […]

  • The ultimate list of 2018’s Christmas Sandwiches!

    The countdown to Christmas is officially here and with the BIG news that Greggs have released their festive bake, it’s time to look at sandwiches. We were having a chat with a friend (Lee) a few weeks ago and he let slip that he rated the Christmas sandwiches in a top 10 list. I never […]

  • Huts in the Hills Northumberland

    Glamping in Huts in the Hills Northumberland

    Friday night and the sun is setting as we head North to find our accommodation for the night. Catherine had spotted a new venue offering nights in a Shepherd’s Hut four weeks earlier and they looked quirky and fun. All I knew was that the Largest Shepherd’s Hut (The Cheviot) had a main bed-room and a […]