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  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    BBC Studio Tour Newcastle

    Wow the Easter holidays have really gone in a flash. But it’s not all doom and gloom. Two lovely Bank Holidays in May to enjoy just around the corner!   Over Easter we enjoyed lots of London fun, but we also managed to do some pretty cool stuff closer to home. The BBC Studio Tour Newcastle […]

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    Arbeia Roman Fort – South Shields

    I have vague recollections from my own childhood of coming to the Arbeia Roman Fort with my Dad and little brother.  I can remember climbing the steps of the reconstructed Fort.  It was great fun to look out over the River Tyne across to North Shields.  Until recently due to my parents relocation,  I knew […]

  • Cafe Fish Scarborough

    Cafe Fish – Scarborough

    Last weekend I packed my bags and headed down to Scarborough for my annual girls weekend. No kids, no responsibilities, plenty of chat and prosecco is the recurring theme of the trip. Our base for the stay is my parents holiday home, Meadowside.  The four bedroomed home is located in the village of Burniston, some 5 […]

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    Katjes Magic Candy Factory Newcastle

    3D printers are the latest in technology, Imogen’s new school even has one in the computer labs. Last weekend, the girls made their own plastic robots at Science at Life’s Maker Faire, which showcased many 3D printers. The latest pop up concession at Fenwicks Newcastle brings this 3D technology to a whole new level….printing an […]

  • Cheviot View Kirknewton

    Cheviot View – Brownie Pack Holiday

    As I sit typing this, my eyes feel really heavy and even a strong Costa coffee isn’t helping.  Daylight saving time coupled with an action-packed Brownie holiday is taking it’s toll! Feel like the walking dead! This blog post is for mainly my guiding friends to talk about my experiences of organising my first ever […]

  • The Twits Northern Stage

    The Twits – Northern Stage

    Not too long ago on Christmas Eve, we were at the Northern Stage watching an adaption of James & the Giant Peach.  Tonight we were here for another Roald Dahl classic ,The Twits.  Produced by the Curve and Rose Theatre Kingston, The Twits, is showing to sell-out audiences at Northern Stage from Tuesday 21st until Saturday 25th March.  So popular […]

  • Naomi's Wild and Scary Show

    Naomi’s Wild & Scary Show, Easter Monday 2017

    Do you have a budding Michaela Strachan or David Attenborough in your family?  Do your children love nothing more than getting up close with wildlife?  Then here’s a great idea to entertain them on Easter Monday.   Escape the chocolate egg mountain and rubbish repeated TV movies by heading to the theatre to learn some cool animal […]