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Review – The Garage Spa, Greta Bridge

Following on from my post about our stay at The Morritt, here are our thoughts about neighbouring spa – The Garage. Our spa experiences historically have been limited to those found within hotel chains. Him Indoors and I visited the…
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Recipe – Brazilian Beef Stroganoff

This week was huge for Him Indoors. After 6 years of living in the UK he officially became a citizen on Wednesday. We had a little celebration at Bar Loco afterwards which was marred by the food arriving late and…
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Review – The Clarence Villa, Durham

I wrote a blog recently on my visit to the sister pub of The Clarence Villa – The Lambton Worm. We had originally planned to visit Clarence Villa, but due to the website of Lambton Worm listing special offers we…
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The Staiths Café, Dunston

Dunston is not somewhere I’d usually consider spending a Sunday lunchtime, but that’s precisely what I did this week. Jnr and I had the opportunity to have some alone time together, and I wracked my brain for suggestions that would…
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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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