Monday, 27 February 2017

Win A £150 Go Ape Voucher

Being a mum to a teen I am always looking for new and fun places to take my teenage daughter, I love trying new things with her and creating lasting memories. Now that summer is fast approaching I have been looking for things to do with her in the summer, things that we can do together that will make us laugh and feel like big kids again. Somewhere that ticks all of these boxes is Go Ape with 31 sites across the UK there is bound to be a one near you, the closest one to me is in Hexham. 

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Thing's I Have Loved February 2017

Can you believe that February is almost over and in a few days time it will be March and springtime? Crazy how fast this year is whizzing by already. Anyway last year I often wrote about ten things that I had loved from the month gone by, a sort of happy list of good things that had happened that month. I never got round to writing about what I had loved about January so here is a look at some of the things that I have loved from February 2017. 

cirque du soleil

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Win A Family Meal For 5 At Thaikhun This Mothers Day

Regular readers will probably know that we are huge fans of Thaikhun, we have dined there with the children many times and recently taken part in their cooking school. I love everything about Thaikhun, the food is delicious and the service is always super friendly - making it the perfect place to dine as a family. As mothers day is fast approaching (26th March) the lovely people at Thaikhun have launched a brilliant giveaway for someone to win their mum an 'orange card' which entitles the holder to free food at Thaikhun for a year! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning your mum this fab prize is to click here and submit a video or photo saying why your mum is great in just five words. 

Thaikhun Giveaway

Friday, 24 February 2017

Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Tour Is Coming To Newcastle - Win A Family Ticket Including Meet & Greet

Being a mum to two pre-schoolers I watch a lot of children's TV show's, one show that both my little two regularly watch is Ben & Holly. If you have little ones then you are probably well aware of this show as it is really popular with pre-schoolers and has been around for a good few years now. This much-loved TV show is going on tour with Ben & Holly's Little Kingdom Live visiting theatres all over the country, arriving in Newcastle on Saturday 18th March to Sunday 19th March 2017 at the Tyne Theater & Opera House.  

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Hello Baby Blog

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives, which has been running for a year this week. This week I am joined by Steph from one of my all time favourite blogs Hello Baby Blog. I have been reading Steph's blog since I started blogging myself over two years ago, her blog is so stylish with the most beautiful family photographs. I have also met Steph in real life (at a blogging event) and she is so lovely and friendly. 

Hello Baby Blog

So let's find out more about the family behind Hello Baby Blog. 

Friday, 17 February 2017

Cirque Du Soleil Varekai Tour Newcastle - Review

Cirque Du Soleil is a show that I have wanted to see for such a long time now, I have always heard such great things about it in the press and from people who had seen it themselves. So when I was recently invited to see the show on opening night in Newcastle I jumped at the chance, taking my teenage daughter along to watch the show with me. Earlier in the week, I posted all the details about the Cirque Du Soleil tour Varekai, where to buy tickets and what the show was about which you can read about here.

cirque du soleil

So after seeing the show myself what did I think of it?

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Life In The Mum's Lane

Welcome to another week of Other Bloggers Family Lives. This week I am joined by Emma who blogs at Life In The Mum's Lane which is a family lifestyle blog. Emma is a mum of two primary school aged children and she blogs about a whole range of subjects, so let's find out more about the family behind Life In The Mum's Lane.

Life In The Mums Lane Blog

Monday, 13 February 2017

Tapas Revolution Opens In Newcastle

At the moment we are spoilt for choice with places to dine in Newcastle, with new restaurants opening regularly in the newly developed Eldon Square Greys quarter. The latest one to open being Tapas Revolution which opens today (13th February 2017) and is a welcome addition to the Newcastle food scene. I was lucky enough to be invited along for a behind the scenes sneak preview last week, where I not only got to have a look around the restaurant but I also got to meet Spanish celebrity chef and founder Omar Allibhoy and take part in a Tapas masterclass he was hosting. All whilst sampling some delicious authentic Spanish cuisine and some wonderfully refreshing drinks.

Tapas Revolution Newcastle

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Cirque Du Soleil Varekai Is Coming To Newcastle This Week

This week world famous Cirque Du Soleil will be arriving at Newcastle Metro Radio Arena to perform it's signature production Varekai. Featuring new acts previously unseen by UK audiences the critically-acclaimed show is sure to delight and entertain us Geordies when it arrives in the toon this Wednesday. Cirque Du Soleil will be performing at the Metro Radio Arena from Wednesday 15th February until Sunday the 19th of February and it really does sound like a show that is not to be missed.

Cirque Du Soleil is a major Quebec-based organisation which was formed back in 1984 with a group of 20 street performers and now has over 1,300 performing artists from over 50 countries. Over the years it has become world renowned for providing top class entertainment that will take your breath away, performing to over 160 million spectators in over 400 cities all over the world. It is a show that I have always wanted to see myself, I keep hearing how utterly mind-blowing and fantastic the show is from friends who have been lucky enough to see it.

cirque du solie

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Motherhood The Real Deal

Welcome to another week of my guest post series Other Bloggers Family Lives this week I am featuring the lovely Talya from Motherhood The Real Deal. Tayla blogs about a huge range of subjects that most parents will relate too as she always writes so honestly. So let's find out more about the family behind Motherhood The Real Deal. 

Blogger Motherhood The Real Deal

Monday, 6 February 2017

CatPawCino - The Quayside Cat Cafe

A couple of Sunday's ago we were invited down to CatPawCino, which is a cat cafe located on Newcastle's quayside. I have never been to a cat cafe before although I had walked past CatPawCino a few times before and my teen - Chloe kept mentioning that she would like to visit, so I took her along with me. As we visited on a Sunday morning the quayside was bustling with the market, overlooking the Tyne CatPawCino was the perfect place to visit and warm up after a January stroll along the very cold quayside. 

catpawcino cat cafe Newcastle upon tyne review

Sunday, 5 February 2017

January 2017

As usual I am late in writing about the month gone by, it honestly does not seem so long ago that I was writing about what we had been up to in December. January was a funny old month, I suppose it always is, everyone is on a Christmas come down, bank balances look a bit bleak and the weather is rubbish. It was certainly a strange month for me, I ended up in hospital after getting bitten off my cat, who knew cats could cause such damage? The month was not all bad, though, so let's have a look at what life was like for us in January 2017. 

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

Other Bloggers Family Lives Featuring Pondering Parenthood

Welcome to another week of Other Bloggers Family Lives, this week I am joined by Jules from Pondering Parenthood. Jules blog is all about life as a first-time mum to her baby girl, reviews and a great guest post series called Meet The Parents. 

Pondering Parenthood Blog

So let's find out more about the family behind Pondering Parenthood.