9 August 2018

Seven of the Best Summer Soups

Everyone I know seems to have grown courgettes this year. Requiring full sun to grow I’m not surprised that this summer, with the UK heatwave, has been a great season for courgette growers. We’ve acquired quite a few from a family allotment and have enjoyed quite a few bowls of summer courgette soup, creating a new recipe that is now one of our family favourites.

In fact, so many soups are easy to make from produce that is easy to grow in the garden from tomatoes to peas and rocket. It's not only healthy but frugal too - helping us to keep fit and keep money in our pockets. Read on to discover the recipes for seven of the best summer soups.

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7 August 2018

How to play Frenetic in 5 Simple Steps (AD)

FReNeTiC is a board game which features the elements of the Periodic Table.  It sees players write down as many words as possible within 45 seconds from Element symbol tiles placed on the board. We recently received a copy to review and we also have one to giveaway!


How to play board game Frenetic

5 August 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Three of the Summer Holidays

Can't believe at the end of this week we'll be half-way through the summer holidays! Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the third week of the summer holidays.


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3 August 2018

Free Family Days Out at St James Park with Get North! Family Expo Preview - (AD)

This weekend, Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August, a two-day fun packed extravaganza comes to the home of Newcastle United, St James Park in Newcastle, as part of the Great Exhibition of the North. Here we preview the event which is part of the Great Exhibition of the North ...

Free Family Days Out at St James Park with Get North! Family Expo

2 August 2018

Antler Alpine Bar & Kitchen & Fat Buddha Review - (AD)

You may have noticed a new bar has opened on the roundabout at the end of the Tyne Bridge as you head into Newcastle. Swan House as I still often refer to it, or 55 Degrees North is now occupied by Antler Alpine Bar & Kitchen, with New Buddha continuing to serve oriental cuisine on the upper level. We headed to Antler for a cocktail on our way to review Fat Buddha for owners Chrysalis Leisure.





31 July 2018

First Person – free family theatre comes to Gateshead Quays (AD)

This post has been sponsored by Gateshead Alive.
First Person is a unique piece of public performance which is coming to Gateshead Quays next weekend on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 August as part of Great Exhibition of the North in NewcastleGateshead - a free, summer-long celebration of the North’s pioneering spirit.

Outdoor theatre is often all about bringing original, exciting and different theatre, to an unexpected place. I love drama and theatre whether it is indoors or outdoors and the quirkier and more unexpected it is the better. The summer we’ve been having has been a great opportunity to see some outdoor theatre on all scales – so far we’ve seen Kynren and Out There and next, it will be 'First Person'. 


30 July 2018

My 5 Favourite Places to Photograph (AD)

This post is sponsored by Panasonic.
I have loved taking photographs for as long as I can remember. I’m not so keen on being in front of the camera mind you, much more comfortable behind the lens. I’m lucky to have travelled to lots of places where I’ve been able to take photographs that have created great memories for me. Here are five of my favourite places around the world to take photographs, I wonder where I’ll go next.


29 July 2018

7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

Summer fun doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. There are several ways to keep the kids busy this summer without breaking the bank. So here are 7 free things you can do this week with your family in North East England now that we are in the second week of the summer holidays.


7 FREE Things to Do in Week Two of the Summer Holidays

27 July 2018

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes

Are you a fan of burgers? I have to admit the trend for eating burgers kind of happened after I became a vegetarian, so I'm one of those people who has never tasted a Big Mac, Whopper or Byron Burger, however, I don't object to vegetarian or vegan burgers, as long as they taste good! 

The UK burger market may be worth over £3b, but good vegan burgers are hard to find so this summer I've created my own vegan burger recipes.

How to make a vegan burger - two easy recipes


26 July 2018

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer (AD)

This post is sponsored by Land of Oak & Iron
The Land of Oak & Iron has so many interesting places to discover. From historic places to finding out about the industry that shaped today’s landscape to countryside and woodland to explore by bike, foot or horse - all with superb parking, cafés, facilities, access and events, too, making it the perfect destination for a family day out this summer.

It’s a place that is bursting with acres of beautiful natural woodland, rich in wildlife, and also has a whole industrial and cultural heritage to celebrate. Plus, it is less than 30 minutes away from Newcastle, Durham and Sunderland.

10 Family Friendly Things to do in Land of Oak & Iron this Summer