Great North Snowdogs 2016 Launch

Monday marked the opening of the trail for the Great North Snowdogs 2016. Inspired by everybody’s favourite animated short film, The Snowman, the public art event features over 61 snowdog sculptures which have been beautifully designed by artists across the country. For the next 10 weeks, the snowdogs will be dotted near tourist attractions around Tyne and Wear for families, couples and groups to explore the local area, learn more about the artist behind each dog and help raise money for a fantastic cause. At the end of the ten week trail, the dogs will be auctioned off to raise money for the St Oswald’s Children’s Hospice. View Post

Sweet Campers - Festival of Thrift

Today marks the start of the two day Festival of Thrift. This year the sustainable festival has relocated from Darlington to Kirkleatham in Redcar for its annual celebration of all things thrifty and fabulous. From the free family festival you can expect to find over 120 stalls, 200 workshops and demos and over 1,200 things to do. On from 10am to 5pm, you can participate in some clever workshops, fill your belly with food from the unique boutique vans dotted around the grounds and watch a series of entertainment shows and exhibitions.  View Post

Friction Free Shaving - Samantha

I’ve always been fond of subscription boxes ever since I bought my first Birchbox. There’s something really exciting about receiving mail through the letterbox that’s not just another bill or sales leaflet. A couple of months ago I came across a brand called Friction Free ShavingFriction Free Shaving, FFS for short – straight away I was drawn in by their lighthearted approach. Friction Free Shaving is the UK’s first women’s razor subscription box of its kind.  View Post

Bexters Tea Room, Stokesley

A few weeks ago me and my mam decided to venture to somewhere a little different to our beloved places in Middlesbrough and Norton by turning our sights to Stokesley instead. We decided to go to Bexters Tea Room situated just off the busy high street of Stokesley village. My mam’s friend’s sister owns the tea room so we decided to pop by for a spot of lunch on a wet and dreary day.

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Macy Browns Cocktail Masterclass - Rasputin

My favourite place for a couple of cool cocktails and a catch up with my friends has got to be Macy Browns in Middlesbrough. The vibe is amazing, playing funky old school music with a mix of soul and Motown, I just can’t get enough of the laidback vibe it brings to the town centre. Last Wednesday I went along with three of my friends for a cocktail masterclass to celebrate one of the girl’s birthdays. Today I’m sharing our experience with you and how you can grab this experience for less than a tenner!  View Post