• One of the best Sunday lunches in the North East

    There’s nothing quite like a good old-fashioned Sunday roast and St Mary’s Inn in Stanington, Northumberland, certainly has something unique to offer its diners.

    A guide to pottery classes for kids at Canny Crafty

    On a family day out, little C and I got to express ourselves with art at Canny Crafty pottery studio. It’s Toddler Tuesday and we need art therapy, so we’re off to create mess at Canny Crafty in Gosforth, Newcastle. Canny Crafty is a family-run pottery…

    How to get toddlers to eat up their greens

    Getting toddlers to eat up their greens has always been challenging and it’s something a lot of parents struggle with. We’re lucky in our household that little C can munch his way through an array of brightly coloured fruit and vegetables in a week. These days…

    Important benefits of drinking healthy smoothies

    Last week my gym buddy mentioned a new subscription smoothie regime she’d under taken with The Honestly Good Smoothie Company She raved about it so much, that I decided to put some smoothies to the test myself to see if it was everything it was cracked…

    How to make date day count as new parents

    As new parents, we don’t get out much so making date day count is essential. That’s because we’re part of the ‘Sandwich Generation’ – with people to care for at both ends of the spectrum – so any time together is cherished. But no matter how…

    As new parents, we don't get out much so making date day count is essential.

    How to have the perfect panto experience with toddlers

    Family days out over Christmas are not complete until you’ve ticked off a panto experience with toddlers – “oh no they’re not!” Whether you’re a fan of festive shows (that’s me) or don’t really get them (that’s H), a trip to the pantomime still has plenty…

    Our Santa on the rooftop experience was a big hit

    Our first Santa on the Rooftop experience at Fenwick in Newcastle is one of the best family days we’ve had. It was thoroughly worthwhile. I have visited my fair share of festive grottos over the years as a new mum over 40. This one took seeing…