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Review – The Lambton Worm, Birtley

Before Christmas I attended the Fair at Wynyard Hall and stumbled across a local brewery called Sonnet 43. I bought a mini keg of pale ale for Him Indoors as he’s a big fan of speciality beers. While I was…
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Recipe – Low Carb Egg Cups

I’m not an egg fan. I can’t even recall when the last time I ate an egg was, but I suspect it would have been when I was a very small child. I was always a very fussy eater, and…
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Family Trip to Tynemouth

  Jnr has always disliked his hair cut. When he was younger I allowed a friend who was studying Hairdressing to cut his hair, and it resulted in a snipped neck! It would take huge amounts of bribery to get…
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Ideas for Valentine’s Day In and Around the Toon

Let’s face it, Valentine’s is overrated. When you’re single you feel like crap if you don’t get a card. You’re then faced with the loved up ones around you flaunting their overpriced Interfora bouquets and Pandora jewellery. When you’re part…
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Great Burgers in the Toon!

Newcastle wasn’t always the foodie haven it is today. When I was growing up Pizzaland was the best option we had for meals out. This was located where the Monument HBSC branch is now. For burgers it was Wimpy, then…
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World Nutella Day – February 5th

As I’ve previously stated, we’re big pancake fans in this house. According to Him Indoors I make the best he’s ever tasted, although he may say that because he’s frightened I’ll stop making them 🙂   Today is World Nutella…
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Review – Lane 7, Newcastle

I’ve become conscious of late that Jnr isn’t always consulted when it comes to our plans. What may be of interest to me and Him Indoors does not necessarily appeal to a 12 year old boy. Plus he’s about to…
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Pip’s Sweet Treats – Sunday Sponge Cake

Sunday afternoons used to be the highlight of my week as a child. Mum would get out the good china, the fancy cake stands and lace doilies. Our older relatives would be invited round and I would wear a pretty…
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The Perils of Food Blogging

I’m not sure how those who know me would describe me. I like to think I’m generally upbeat and positive, but I also know I can be grumpy at times. For that reason I’m cautious when it comes to blogging,…
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Pie Time!

In our house we like pies. A lot. We also like pancakes. I’m good at making pancakes, but not so good at the pies. Pastry and I don’t get along so well, you see. The cold weather has made me…
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