Otterburn lodges, The Snug, review – pet friendly lodge with a hot tub

We have just got back from a wonderful 37 hour stay in Northumberland at the Otterburn lodges on the Otterburn Hall Estate. In this post, I’m going to tell you all about what we thought of the lodge we stayed…

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AD: A mini-break at the Northumberland Coast to visit Bamburgh Castle – where to stay and visit

Last week a good friend of mine (we met up a tree aged 10, those were the days) got married at Newton Hall in Northumberland. Congrats Jess and Gaz! As it’s about an hour from where we live we decided…

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Occidental Margaritas, Gran Canaria, family holiday review

I’m currently on the plane back from a near perfect week in Gran Canaria and I’m so sad to leave that I’m going to write about our week while Lena takes a nap. This could be a short review if…

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5 child-friendly cafes in North East England

At this time of year, the weather is brightening but it’s still a little nippy with temperamental weather. I’m desperate to get back outdoors (and importantly, get the kids back outdoors as by this point they are turning on each…

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12 kids travel busy bag items on Amazon

Every seasoned parent knows that you need some kind of bag of goods to keep your children entertained on journeys. Nowadays, there are some great services where you can buy ready filled packs but they are a lot more expensive…

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