AD: Seaton Delaval Hall is under construction – what to expect…

Guilty confession time. Until last weekend I had never (knowingly) been to a National Trust property. I know, shock horror – someone confiscate my joules wellies and mum coat stat. It’s just not something working class families like us did…

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Diggerland Durham review

Diggerland is a construction machinery theme park (niche right?!) with parks in Kent, Devon, North East and Yorkshire. We are pretty lucky to have one locally at Stanley Park in Durham. I had known about its existence for years and…

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Letters to Lena – on your 4th birthday…

Oh Lena. I can’t believe how much you have grown up since the last one of these I wrote. I’m currently laid on my side breastfeeding you, 2 days before your 4th birthday. You keep breaking to tell me things…

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10 gift ideas for 4 year olds

It’s my daughter’s 4th birthday next week and I’ve been wracking my brains for what to buy her. Especially with it following so soon after Christmas. Asking her isn’t particularly helpful as she has requested a house squirrel and owl…

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AD: Celebrating the Geordie accent with LNER’s Track Record

Do I have a Geordie accent? I have an accent. Those not from the North East would recognise my accent as Geordie. Those from close to Newcastle would recognise my accent as from near Durham or maybe even ‘Mackem’. Those…

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