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

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

The Baker Street Kitchen

Middlesbrough is quickly becoming the place to be when it comes to dining out. With the fast growth from neighbourly streets, Baker Street and Bedford Street, independent businesses are booming. Offering a combination of wonderful eateries and quaint shops, there’s no better place to visit whilst in the town. A place I’ve been wanting to try for a while is The Baker Street Kitchen which is located on the corner of Baker Street nearby centre square. After hearing rave reviews of their all day breakfast menu I knew I wanted to try the food for myself.  View Post