Romeo A Juliet at Dance City

Ballet Wales’s (Ballet Cymru) award winning production delivered a unique and dark portrayal of Shakespeare’s classic love story. Winner of Best Large Scale Dance Production at the Theatre Critics of Wales Awards 2014, the intense, full throttle fight scenes and passionate despair of this adaptation would not have been out of place in a Hollywood…

Coffee & Kin

#AD/GIFTED Coffee & Kin based in Alnwick, Northumberland recently sent me some boxes of their Nespresso compatible pods to try. Not only was I assured they were great tasting, but the pods themselves are 100% plastic free, biodegradable and compostable!! It’s great that someone is finally tackling the fact that 95% of coffee capsules end up…

Paint and Sip, anyone?

Painting a selfie in the style of Picasso? Surely you can’t go wrong! The Paint and Sip Co run sessions quite regularly at various locations and last weekend I popped along to the event running at Shipley Art Gallery in Gateshead to see what it was all about. We arrived 10 minutes early to grab…

I Built an Artificial Pancreas!

LOOPED is an open and transparent effort to make safe and effective basic closed loop technology widely available to reduce the burden of Type 1 diabetes. So what does all that mean? Since my daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes 4 years ago it has taken over our lives and while it doesn’t stop…

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…

Disney Fastpass+ Tips

So you’re at your 30 day window and the clock strikes 12pm, you log into My Disney Experience and hunt for the rare yet must-have FastPasses for Flight of Passage at Animal Kingdom, Slinky Dog Dash at Hollywood Studios and Seven Dwarfs Mine Train at Magic Kingdom, Walt Disney World. You might be extremely lucky…

A Sweet Geordie Shop

So after family and friends asked for some items with my logo on, I decided to use an online Print on Demand store (POD). I chose Teespring as my weapon of choice, uploaded the sweet geordie life logo and ordered some tote bags and mugs for the family. I got a few requests from other…

Online Food Shopping in Florida!

Okay, so a few months ago I mentioned in a post that I had placed an advance order with Garden Grocer to have some supermarket supplies delivered to us at our hotel in Florida. So as promised at the time, here is the review!! We ordered about $80 worth of stuff, including bottles of water, crisps,…

Travelling with TUI

Previously when I visited Florida I booked direct with Disney and flew from Newcastle via Dublin to Orlando. The trip was great, no problems, but obviously added time on to the journey with connections outbound and inbound. This year, we got a quote for a package holiday to Disney World via the TUI website (affiliate)…