Afternoon Tea at Lumley Castle

Spying Lumley Castle in the distance and knowing I was visiting for Afternoon Tea was a really good feeling. I absolutely love this place and travelling up the drive surrounded by beautiful parklands overlooking the River Wear in Chester-le-Street in, this 600-year-old castle perched at the top of the hill is a majestic site. Once parked…

Type 1 v Type 2 (it’s not a competition)

My daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at 9 years old. I had no idea there were different types and the similar sounding names can be confusing. But I don’t get cross or upset when people don’t understand and assume she can’t eat sugar or may be overweight, because I had no idea what…

Happy to Me

So…….if you’ve been keeping up with my Instagram pics this week you will know that I have done a series of Happy To Me posts. I decided to set myself a challenge and see if for one week I could treat myself to something yummy and delicious every day ……… AND FOR FREE! Yes, that’s…

Open House @howayinn & The Spare Room

I’ve been meaning to pop in to the Open House on Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead for a while now, but with the addition of their Refill Station it was an absolute must. This ‘planet conscious’ shop launched in the summer of last year specialising in recycled, renewable and sustainable products providing shoppers with a more…