River Beat restaurant review, Gateshead 

Last week I was fortunate enough to get an invite to a PR event for the launch of the spring/summer menu at Asian tapas restaurant, River Beat. This was my second time at River Beat having last been just after…

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Unisex 1st birthday gift ideas with longevity 

Given that it has just been my daughter’s first birthday I thought I would do a quick blog on good first birthday gifts. I’ve had one of each, a boy and a girl, and my son is 4 now so…

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Cybex Sirona Review – extended rear-facing UK car seat

It’s pretty well known now that extended rear facing is significantly safer for children up to at least 4 years old in the rare but serious event of a car crash. To put it in crude terms, it’s largely because…

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Restaurant Review: Cabana Brasilian Barbeque, Newcastle 

Last night was the long awaited launch party for the new Cabana Brasilian Barbeque restaurant in Newcastle – and good things come to those who wait. Cabana Brasilian Barbeque is pretty self explanatory – Brazilian BBQ food and drinks. It’s a…

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#primaryschoolplaces rant

Like far too many parents across England today, we’ve just found out that we didn’t get our first choice of primary school places for our son. This was our first experience of the primary schools admission process and I’m pretty…

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