SummerTyne Americana Festival

Just relaxing with a beer in the sun writing about my visit to the Americana Festival yesterday, down at the Sage on the Quayside. What a fantastic weekend of music! It’s a three day festival held in and around the Sage celebrating the finest American roots music. Did I mention that a lot of it is…

Extra Sweet

My daughter was 9 when she was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. A life-changing day for the whole family. Type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune condition, which means your immune system attacks healthy body tissue by mistake. In this case, it attacks the cells in your pancreas. Your damaged pancreas is then unable to produce…

Eating at Disney World

So holidays in Disney World, Florida aren’t exactly cheap are they, but I’ve discovered a few ways to make those dollars go a little bit further. Eating in Disney is an adventure and there are so many lovely restaurants and amazing cakes and gooey products to try (the last two my faves personally). However, eating on site in…

More Honey for your Money

My friend just sent me a personalised link to Honey, its basically a browser extension which works with Chrome that finds and applies coupon codes when you shop online. She recently used it with success when through Groupon she found a hotel deal for one night plus prosecco and in addition to the already discounted groupon…

Fun in Sunny South Shields

A spontaneous trip to South Shields seafront after a long hard day stuck at work. Nothing better than chips by the seaside when its sunny outside and I’ve been looking at a computer screen all day. We started our fun at Smugglers Cove Adventure Golf. Being a very competitive family, the game was on. Unfortunately…

Green Smoothies and Weight Training – Do they really work?

And the answer to that question is yes!! But if I hadn’t seen it with my own eyes I would not have believed it!! I’ve spent the last 4 weeks making a green smoothie for my breakfast each day, and whizzing it up in my Nutribullet (affiliate) It’s been dead easy, a bit of curly kale,…

Dino D-Box

Seen Jurassic World Fallen Kingdom yet? We went out as a family for a whole evening dedicated to cinema and food (yum) and were not disappointed. Was the film as good as its predecessors? Not far off, but I guess nothing will ever be a good as the combo of the first Jurassic Park and Jeff…

The Kiln Pottery Studio

Paint a Giant Gnome!! Well who could resist that? So off we trooped down to the Kiln Pottery Studio, in Low Fell, Gateshead. Booking was recommended in advance with a £5 deposit, £15 left to pay on the night. We had to choose at time of deposit if we wanted to paint a girl or boy…