Billy Bootleggers Newcastle review – the new dive bar in Toon

Billy Bootleggers launch night Last Friday, I went out. Out out. On a Friday night. Very out of the ordinary for me these days. I had been invited along to the launch of Billy Bootleggers, a new bar opening in…

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Tanfield Railway’s North Pole Express vs the Weardale Polar Express

Last weekend we went to Tanfield Railway’s North Pole Express. Last year we went to Weardale’s Polar Express. Given I often hear parents asking which is best, I thought I would compare the two. Parking and arrival Tanfield Express We were…

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Urgent help needed for 1000 unaccompanied child refugees

Sometimes when you read the news or go on social media you can’t help but feel overwhelmed by how bad things are for some of our fellow humans across the world. I’ve been particularly emotionally affected by the situation in…

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Spoiler-free Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Trip Review, London #keepthesecrets

We just got back from an awesome mini-break to London. This was the first time we have had a break together without the kids since finding out I was pregnant with Lena over 2 years ago. You would think that…

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Review: Zapatista, Newcastle

We just got back from a great meal at the Grainger Street Zapatista. My friend Alex has been telling me to go to Zapatista for ages and now I could kick myself for having not gone sooner. Zapatista is Newcastle’s…

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