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  • The Last Ship Review at Northern Stage

    The Last Ship Musical at Northern Stage

    I’ll admit I really didn’t think I was much of stage musical fan.  Or a big Sting fan for that matter.  But somehow I ended up laughing and blubbing my way through The Last Ship Musical, at the Northern Stage on Friday night.  Something about the poignant lyrics, dramatic staging, historical sentiment and folk music […]

  • Longlox Pamper Party

    Longlox Salon Kids Pamper Party

    Abigail started talking about her 7th birthday party in the Spring, more or less the day after her 6th Birthday.  A Vue cinema party was the first idea but this was soon changed to Build a Bear, swiftly followed by Clip and Climb, trampolining, and Pizza Hut.  The option of no party instead opting for  […]

  • Newcastle Kitchen and Bedroom Company

    Bedroom and Kitchen Home Improvements

    While some people lust over designer shoes, handbags and the latest high-end fashion, for me it’s all about the latest home interiors.  Nothing makes me drool more than a perfect granite kitchen island with a Falcon stove! I really am my Mother’s daughter.  Give me the latest Farrow and Ball wallpaper design and Karndean floor to […]

  • Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Review

    Shark Duo Clean Lift Away Vacuum Cleaner NV801UKT Review

    As we approach the end of our mammoth month long decorating frenzy, I was so excited to receive the new Shark Duo Clean vacuum for review. This vacuum could not have come at a better time.  Since the New year, we have ploughed on every weekend and evening decorating the hallway, lounge, dining room and […]

  • The Hoopers Family Photo Shoot

    The Hooper Hotlist of 2017

    Happy New Year from the Hoopers! 2017 has been a brilliant year for Here Come the Hoopers and we are still on cloud nine from our UK Blog Award finalist news.  Roll on April to see if we have won! I can’t honestly believe that at the middle of this month we will have been […]

  • Tyne Theatre Snow White and the seven dwarfs

    Snow White & Seven Dwarfs Review – Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    Another December weekend, another pantomime for the Hoopers.  It’s a good job we love them so much.   This time we had the treat of watching Snow White & the Seven Dwarfs at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Westgate Road.  Although we enjoyed last years offering from Newcastle Panto Company, we were excited to […]

  • Enchanted Parks Gateshead

    Enchanted Parks 2017-Saltwell Park Gateshead

    For the second December running, we braved the cold to head out to Saltwell Park for their Enchanted park Inventor’s Ball.  It really was a freezing night and we will all look like the Michelin men the number of layers we had on.  We booked a 7.30pm slot on the Friday evening, as I knew Alan wouldn’t […]

  • Robinson Crusoe at Gala Theatre Durham

    Robinson Crusoe at The Gala Theatre, Durham

    After a lovely wander around Durhams’ shops and cobbled streets on a crisp cold afternoon, we headed to the Gala Theatre for the Press Night of their “Swashbuckling Family Panto” Robinson Crusoe.  The girls asked us to tell them the story of Robinson Crusoe and showing our literary lack of knowledge we weren’t 100% certain. […]

  • Meadowside Scarborough holiday let

    Our Secret Scarborough Retreat

    Nearly 10 years ago my parents decided to buy a holiday home in Scarborough.  I hadn’t been to the seaside town for years and couldn’t really remember having visited in my childhood.  I really had no idea what to expect. Myself, my Mam, Dad, brother Phil and 6 week old Imogen in the maxi cosi […]

  • 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 […]

  • Christmas Gifts 2017

    Christmas Gifting Challenge with

    A few weeks back we were approached by 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 […]