Monday, 20 June 2022

A Family Day Out In Amble Northumberland


Living in the North East we are spoilt for choice with lovely coastal towns to explore, especially in Northumberland. So when the children had a extra day off school for the jubilee we decided to head to Amble in Northumberland for a family day out. Amble is located on the North East coast near Warkworth and Alnmouth and is a lovely harbour village filled with independent shops, places to eat and beautiful coastal views.


 It is about 30 miles north of Newcastle (about a 40 minute drive up the A1) or you can catch the bus from haymarket bus station in Newcastle city centre - the X18 or the X20 which takes about an hour and half (please check  the Arriva website for details). 


Amble harbour

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Friday, 20 May 2022

Butlins Skegness Review

 A couple of weeks ago we headed to Butlins in Skegness for the ESF football tournament weekend with my son's football team. I had never been to Butlins before and I really didn't think it would be somewhere I would like, but we had the best weekend and it was nothing at all like I imagined it would be like. So what was it like? Well let me tell you. 


Getting There


We live just north of Newcastle and it took us about four hours to drive to Butlins Skegness,  with a short toilet stop for the kids on the way. You can also get the train but it requires three changes, Newcastle to Newark Northgate, Newark Northgate to Grantham then Grantham to Skegness and it takes 3 and a half hours, so a similar amount of time to driving. A quick look on Trainline has a family of four return at £150-£200 with a railcard. 

Butlins Skegness

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Friday, 18 February 2022

Hoover H-Free 500 Pet Cordless Vacuum Cleaner Review

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As a family of five with two dogs and a pet cat in the house, I feel like I am forever having to vacuum and sweep the floors and sofas for crumbs, hairs, and astroturf (if you have a child who plays football you will know what I'm talking about). We have a mix of wooden flooring, tiles and carpets in our home, and despite only being two years old our current vacuum cleaner is just not up to the job and I am always left feeling that the floors are never properly clean. 


So when I was offered to review the Hoover H-Free 500 Cordless Pet Vacuum Cleaner I obviously agreed. Hoover is such a well-known brand that people even use it when referring to other brands of vacuum cleaners, I bet we have all heard people saying "I'm just going to hoover the floors". My dad has a Hoover vacuum that he has had for about 20 years and it is still going strong now, which just proves what good quality products they are.  


Hoover H-Free 500 review The box

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Saturday, 4 December 2021

Sleeping Beauty Pantomime At The Tyne Theatre Newcastle Review

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Panto is back


Oh yes it is 


As a family we adore going to the pantomime it is a bit of a tradition and is something the whole family enjoys, from us grown-ups, to our teen and younger children. It is good fun and most definitely gets us all in the Christmas spirit. Last year we really missed it and Christmas just wasn't the same without a trip to the panto. So last night we excitedly made our way to the Tyne Theatre in Newcastle to watch this years production of Sleeping Beauty and plenty of laughs were had at this proper Geordie panto. 



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Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Hello

Hello, It has been such a long time since I sat down and blogged so I thought I would just come on and say Hi. Honestly I don't expect anyone to read it as I have been missing pretty much since the pandemic began almost two years ago! But lately I have been missing this little blog of mine and it seems a shame to just forget about it after all the hard work I put in to it over the years. At one point this was my full-time job, seven years ago when I started this blog I had no idea what I was doing I was pregnant with my third child, recovering from gallbladder surgery and had a baby at home and wanted something to keep me sane. But over the years this blog became my full-time job, it paid for holiday's and a big chunk of my wedding, I worked with some amazing brands and got to experience some lovely things over the years. I am truly grateful for all that it offered us and that I got to stay home with my youngest two children until they started school. 



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Wednesday, 8 September 2021

Things You Should Know When Getting A Puppy

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Do Your Research Before Getting Yourself A Puppy 


Think about your lifestyle, look into dog breeds and find one that suits your lifestyle. Consider that pugs will not be great dogs if you are a hillwalking family and likewise you won't be able to take a collie out on a single 15 minute walk every day. 

Also, consider where you live and who you live with. If you are in a studio apartment in the center of a city a high-energy dog that requires constant exercise will probably not be suitable. You also need to consider how your chosen breed tends to interact with children and other dogs when choosing a puppy. 

These are all important things that you will need to take into account before you make the commitment. 


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Friday, 13 August 2021

Paw Patrol The Movie: Adventure City Calls Video Game Review

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My children adored Paw Patrol when it first came out about 5-6 years ago, we must have watched every episode and we had the toys, went to see it at the cinema and to the live arena show. My children are a bit older now at 6 and 8 but they still have a bit of a soft spot for Paw Patrol, especially now we have two pups of our own. 

I am sure everyone is familiar with Paw Patrol the team of pups who have super powers and who save adventure bay from Mayor Humdinger and his crew of sneaky kittens. The Paw Patrol gang is made up of human Ryder who is in charge of the lockout tower which houses Chase, Marshall, Zoomer, Rocky, Skye and Rubble the super pups and sometimes features their friends Everest the snow pup and Tracker the jungle pup. 



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