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  • Updating our Family Bathroom

    Transforming our Bathroom into WOW!

    At the end of 2017, we updated and reworked our ensuite. The room was tired and we’d grown to hate so many things about it. We barely used it and it was essentially a toilet and a crap shower. When it was done we loved it and used it so much. The problem was it […]

  • What happened in 2019

    What changed in 2019?

    2019 has come and gone and just like that dumped a load of change on the Hoopers! While there has been a lot of consistency in certain areas (still creating happy customers at Hooper Signs), something changed and our focus dwindled. Becoming Family / Travel Bloggers When we started blogging 4 years ago, our plan […]

  • Aladdin Tyne Theatre Pantomime

    Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House

    Ad-We were gifted complimentary tickets to Aladdin Sunday afternoon was here and another pantomime for us to enjoy!  This time we had the treat of watching Aladdin at the Tyne Theatre & Opera House on Westgate Road.  We loved Cinderella last year, so knew we would be in for a great show.   We were pleased that Charlie […]

  • Teesside Park Christmas Shopping and Bowling

    Christmas Shopping at Teesside Park

    Ad-we were invited to Teesside Park for a festive day out Sunday morning and for once we were up out of the house early to take a trip to Teesside Park in Stockton-on-Tees. This large retail & leisure park is somewhere we have passed loads of times on the way down the A19 but have […]

  • Alnwick Garden Winter activities

    A Festive Afternoon at Alnwick Garden

    Ad-we were gifted admission into the Garden Last Sunday, we left Alan at home with the dreaded lurgy & headed up to Alnwick Garden with my parents. It had been a few years since we had visited & I couldn’t wait to get out in the fresh air to blow the cobwebs away. My Dad […]

  • Post Box Ponteland

    Sunday Brunch at Post Box Ponteland

    I’ve passed this place several times and had always heard great things about it. It was on the to-do list and we eventually got a slot in our schedule. By 9 pm on Saturday night, I really looking forward to breakfast, long before even going to bed. Our plan was to get there early in […]

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