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  • Geocaching for Beginners

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    Geocaching for Beginners

    We’ve been asked many times for a Geocaching for Beginners guide. As there are so many elements to the hobby (not sure if I can call it a sport) we decided to break it up into the absolute basics. Then may add a follow-up guide in the future. Geocaching is a game of hide and […]

  • The Hoopers

    The Hoopers January

    It seems like two minutes ago that we were wondering what was in store for the Hoopers in 2017. We’re planning to recap each month with the inclusion of some extras that didn’t quite make the blog. Let us know what you think in the comments below. We started off with a plan of trying to […]

  • Composite door

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    A New Composite Door – Excel North East

    We’d been thinking about getting a new Composite door for the last 4 years! It sounds crazy, but our new build house was thrown together and we’re slowly having to replace it’s components. It’s not even that old. My Mam’s house is over 100 years old and her neighbours still have the original front doors. […]

  • UK Blog Awards 2017

    We’ve been nominated for the UK Blog Awards

    I’ll say it again in smaller text… We have been nominated for the UK Blog Awards in the Parenting category. Back at the beginning of January 2016, Catherine and I thought it would be fun to document our experiences with the kids. After all we’ve got loads of photographs that we’ve taken, but never quite […]

  • The Great North Snowdogs

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    Great North Snowdogs Trail – Completed

    As you’re probably aware from past posts Me and Imogen love a good trail / challenge. With St Oswald’s Hospice releasing the Great North Snowdogs, we aimed to complete the spotting guide. With 61 Snowdogs hidden around the North East, it isn’t going to be a simple afternoon stroll. Great North Snowdogs Trail App Trophies […]

  • My Dad's Death

    Dealing with the death of my Dad

    I know that this is a family based blog and usually we talk about fun days out with happy smilie kids, but life isn’t always like that. After 1 year has passed I felt it was worth sharing my experience, even if there are elements that may be grim. My Dad My Dad (also named […]

  • Mo Farah Sony DSC-H400 Test

    Sony DSC-H400 Review

    Let’s start off with full disclosures here. I’m not a photographer, but I like good photographic arrangements. I love vivid colours and I’d love to be able to do this one day. When we started blogging back in January 2016 all we had was our iPhone 5’s camera. Which worked out fine for snapping in well-lit […]

  • Pikku Gosforth

    Pikku Gosforth

    On Thursday last week, I sacked off the housework (like I need an excuse?) and had a lovely morning unleashing my inner Vidal Sassoon at a hair plaiting and curling lesson at Pikku Gosforth. Pikku Gosforth Pikku spans two floors.  The downstairs contains the children’s clothing boutique, which stocks cool Scandinavian and continental brands and upstairs you […]

  • Mermaid Blanket Crochet

    Mermaid Blanket – Crochet

    So I’ve just finished training for the Half Marathon Run, Climbed the Yorkshire Three Peaks and worked my fingers raw lifting Scaffolding into the van. It was time to relax with a cool refreshing lager and some crochet! Yes I did say Crochet. For those who don’t know me that well, I’m not one to worry […]

  • Disney Magic Kingdoms App

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    Disney Magic Kingdoms – App

    I promised myself I wouldn’t do it and I’ve gone and done it… again! Much against my better judgement, I downloaded another iPhone game that could hook me in for hours. A Disney game that was overly hyped across Facebook and the Disney community. The question is do I feel cheated and short-changed from the […]

  • Disney Podcasting

    Hanging up my ears from Disney Podcasts

    After 5 years of recording Disney Podcasts, I have eventually decided to hang up my ears! MouseMeets 2010 Disney Brit held the first UK unofficial Disney Convention and it was something of a gamble. Trying to organise a group of people who hadn’t been to a Disney convention, met any of the people going, or […]

  • Cat's Book Club

    Cat’s Book Club – March 2016

    The Book Club… I have always loved a good book, but with two young children, a job, and a television/candy crush addiction I fell out of love with reading.  However, around a year ago I joined a book group at the local community centre. The group unfortunately only met three time before it was disbanded […]