Cat Hooper

  • The Evolution of McDonalds

    Behind the scenes at McDonalds

    On Thursday evening I was invited to take a tour of the Silverlink McDonalds restaurant to see how modern technology is changing the face of this well-known fast food brand.  McDonalds have been in the UK since 1974 and have expanded with over 1,249 branches in the UK alone.   Like most people we are partial […]

  • AO.com Christmas Gifts 2017

    Christmas Gifting Challenge with AO.com

    A few weeks back we were approached by Ao.com to be part of their Christmas gifting challenge.  In short, we needed to buddy up with another blogger to select a gift they would love and they would reciprocate with a gift for us.  All very exciting!! Deborah at Country Heart and Home was our blogger […]

  • Sing a Longa Beauty and the Beast

    Singalonga Beauty and the Beast at the Customs House

    Its no secret that the Hooper household are big Disney fans.  When we saw that the Customs House in South Shields was showing a special Singalonga ‘Beauty and the Beast’ on a Sunday afternoon we were keen to head along.  The girls still haven’t got over my rendition of the Katy Perry song ‘Chained to […]

  • Newcastle Eagles vs Glasgow Rocks

    Newcastle Eagles kicks off BBL Championship 2017 season

    Friday night and excitement was in the air in the Hooper household.  Thanks to Northern Print solutions we were heading to the Newcastle Eagles first home game of the season in the BBL Championship league.  The girls changed into their sports gear and tracked down the foam finger from the 2016 season-which I’m sure is […]

  • Cheap Kitchen Makeover

    Annie Sloan Kitchen Cabinet Transformation for £400

    Around this time of the year we start getting itchy feet for a new home project. Summer holidays are a distant memory and Chrismas is around the corner.  September is the perfect time to get the house in shape in time for Santa coming. As our budget was tight a plan was made to paint the […]

  • Saltholme RSPB

    A Day of Discovery at RSPB Saltholme

    The journey towards Teeside from Newcastle takes us along the A1 and across on the A689. Both roads are pretty uneventful. You get used to the beautiful scenery we have in the North East and take it for granted. Hills, fields, trees, dual carriageway embankments and the occasional flyover! It sort of becomes part of […]

  • Cat's Book Club

    Autumn Book Recommendations

    You know the Summer is nearly over when the nights start drawing in and it’s dark at 8pm!! As sad as that is it’s also nice to get in from home and chill out with a good book. No need to feel guilty about not making the most of a nice sunny night.  Here’s a […]

  • Tyne Theatre and Opera House

    1867 at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    After a crazy busy day at my day job helping the new university ‘Fresher’s’ with all manor of random queries such from the mundane ‘Where can I buy ziplock bags?‘ to the more serious ‘What happens if I’ve missed my induction?‘ I was really looking forward to a Monday night out at the Tyne Theatre […]

  • Surprises our Girls at Alton Towers

    How we surprised the girls at Alton Towers!

    Some people think a day out walking round a crowded theme park the equivalent of hell. Queuing for disappointing rides, being fleeced for overpriced hotdogs and listening to other kids whine is just not for them.   If you have learnt anything from our blog ramblings you will know that is just not us! We […]

  • Things to do in the Costa Del Sol

    Costa Del Sol Things to do : A Day in Malaga

    It was a happy coincidence that our friends the Duncans (Craig, Debbie, Alex and Kieran) were docking in Malaga on their super swish Royal Caribbean Med cruise when we were in the area. Plans to catch up with them over a Rioja or two close to Malaga cathedral were hatched. The last time we saw […]