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28 March 2017

A Family Day Out at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Northumberland

***REVIEW***
Although Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens opened in Northumberland in 2011, it is a local tourist attraction that both we and the boys were yet to visit. So when an invitation arrived inviting us to review the small zoo as a family, we said yes.

As well as providing a great family day out the aim of Kirkley Hall’s dedicated zoo team is to educate people about the various species of animals we have and their behaviours and habitats. So off we set to find out more. And knowing how much the boys love animals we were very much looking forward to it.
  
A Family Day Out at Kirkley Hall Zoological Gardens, Northumberland


27 March 2017

A Day at the Races, Newcastle Racecourse

***Review***
An invitation arrived in my inbox a few weeks ago to attend a day at the races. A bloggers day at the races in fact, at Newcastle Racecourse with Ladbrokes.

In the past, I have organised many corporate hospitality events at the races and I know it can be a good day out, so having not been for a few years, and offering the opportunity to meet up with fellow bloggers, I way happy to say yes.

A Day at the Races, Newcastle Racecourse


24 March 2017

5 Free(ish) Things to Enjoy on Mother's Day in the North East

Just in case you hadn't noticed, this weekend in the UK, not only do the clocks go forward, marking the start of British Summer Time, but it is also Mothering Sunday. 

Mother's Day is a traditional celebration honouring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society.

5 Free(ish) Things to Enjoy on Mothers Day in the North East including Adventure Valley, National Trust Gibside, Hall Hill Farm, Tyneside Cinema and Las Iguanas.

23 March 2017

Get Ready for April Showers with a November Rain Poncho

***REVIEW INCLUDES AFFILIATE LINKS***
It’s typical. Since my poncho arrived from new November Rain to review it hasn’t rained. I know unbelievable for British weather. It has been relatively dry (during the day at least) for over a week now! Plenty of wind mind – the March wind does blow!

“April showers bring May flowers” or so the song says. In early spring, as the jet stream starts to move northwards towards the UK, it brings with it strong winds and rain from the Atlantic. As we all know in one day the weather can change from springtime sunshine to winter sleet and snow – however, with my new Poncho, I’ll be ready for it this year!

Get Ready for April Showers with a November Rain Poncho plus 20% discount code.


22 March 2017

Roald Dahl's The Twits at Northern Stage, Newcastle

*** REVIEW***
Once we heard that The Twits live theatre show was coming to Newcastle’s Northern Stage theatre, we knew we wanted to go and see it. James and the Giant Peach was magnificent last year and we’d spent much of 2016 celebrating Roald Dahl that this was a must. We had been invited along to the opening night by Northern Stage but also bought extra tickets so the whole family could go together.

Roald Dahl's The Twits live theatre show at Northern Stage, Newcastle


21 March 2017

A Light Lunch Recipe: Tuna Rosti and Poached Egg

*** RECIPE***
One of the things I really like about working from home is that I have the option of making something light and tasty, to eat for lunch, and this recipe is one that I love. To be honest, the tuna rosti was first made as tuna fishcakes. But then I realised they could easily become a type of tuna rosti too. 

Either way, they are light, tasty, super quick to make and pretty inexpensive too! Great if you are trying to keep to a budget.

A Light Lunch Recipe: Tuna Rosti and Poached Egg


20 March 2017

A few hours in Brighton - What to See and Do

A work trip took me to Brighton this month. I didn't have much time to spare but with a sunny sky up above me, I thought I'd make the most of it and take a whistle-stop tour of what is renowned, to be, a hip and bohemian city, in Suffolk, on the southern coast of England.

A few hours in Brighton - What to See and Do including Brighton beach, Pier, Royal Pavilion, British Airways i360, The Lanes and ChoccyWoccyDooDah

17 March 2017

Dining In – The New Eating Out – Indian Family Feast

Our post about our Mexican Family Feast has been one of our most popular recipes ever. The boys continue to like Chilli and this month they have also come to love a good curry – albeit a mild one!

Dining in is the new eating out - My Boys Club enjoy an Indian Style Family Feast together.

16 March 2017

Getting Your Car Ready For A Family Road Trip

*** COLLABORATIVE POST***
As we move into Spring, and the sun comes out we are more likely (and more willing) to head for the car and embark on a family day trip or longer road trip.

But as it’s Britain, we have wellies, waterproofs as well as sun cream at the ready and a picnic, snacks and spare clothing. If you are like me, you make sure all family members are ready, been to the toilet etc. got their tablets, sweets and books for the journey. Then we make sure that our children are in the correct child seats - but have we checked that the car is ready too?

Getting Your Car Ready For A Family Road Trip

14 March 2017

A Delivery of Flowers and its not yet Mothers Day

*** REVIEW ***
It is always nice to get flowers, even when they are sent to you to review. 

That's what happened to me this week. Lucky me! Flowers already and it's not yet Mothers' Day!

A Delivery of Flowers and its not yet Mothers Day. We test out the 24 hour delivery service from Prestige Flowers.


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