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  • Jump 360 Newcastle

    Jump 360 Trampoline Park Newcastle

    AD (we were kindly given complimentary tickets & lunch for Jump 360) The girls were delighted when we were contacted by Jump 360 to review their Newcastle branch.  Trampoline parks are their absolute favourite activity and are perfect for tweens/teens who have grown out of soft play.   Where else can you whack your sister […]

  • Inflata Nation North Shields

    Whats at Inflata Nation North Shields?

    AD (we were kindly given complimentary tickets to the opening night) Inflata Nation opened the doors of their sixth location this weekend & we were invited to check it out ahead of its opening weekend. At 20,000 square feet, Inflata Nation is located in the dome next to the Royal Quays shopping outlet which used […]

  • DEAD High Bridge

    Exploring the D.E.A.D Bar on High Bridge.

    We were invited to the opening night of D.E.A.D on High Bridge, Newcastle. The name which stands for Drop Everything And Drink, gives out a quirky vibe. Externally the bar doesn’t shout out, bar the huge lettering on the windows that shouts BEER! And Beer is what this is all about. D.E.A.D is part of […]

  • Sunday Dinner at The Woodmans Arms Whickham

    Sunday Lunch at The Woodmans Arms, Whickham

    Sunday Dinner is a huge deal! Some people enjoy a Sunday Dinner on a Tuesday! We the Hooper’s being traditional prefer the Sunday dinner on a Sunday at Dinner time! It also just happened to be my Mam’s birthday too. So what better way to celebrate than with a Sunday roast. I asked on our […]

  • Kiln Ouseburn

    Kiln Cafe & Ceramics, Ouseburn

    The Kiln is possibly one of the quirkiest brunch cafes in Newcastle I reckon. And we have tried quite a few. It has all the hallmarks of an instagram/hipster haven without any pretenses. The Kiln serves up a simple bunch & evening menu while being able to shop the ceramics that are in made in […]

  • Urband Adventures in Ouseburn

    An Urban Adventure in the Ouseburn.

    Believe it or not this weekend was devised by our kids. Their mission was that they wanted to grab some photos by graffitis walls! It was semi unplanned. excluding the fact that we knew where there was quite a bit of public art. So we headed to the Ouseburn, for a slow potter around and […]

  • Snowy Photoshoot

    A Snowy Photoshoot with Mandy Charlton

    When I spotted local photographer Mandy Charlton on Instagram stories last Friday offering 15 minute photo shoots in the snow the next morning I couldn’t resist. Mandy has been taking pictures of the kids (and even did a family shoot for us) for around 7 years so the girls are perfectly at ease & love […]

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