4DX seats at Cineworld Middlesbrough

Yesterday Adam and I spent the morning how we spend most Saturday mornings – we got up early and went down to DW Fitness First for a session in the gym. Located at Middlesbrough Leisure Park, it’s just a short 10 minute drive from home and easily accessible from the A66. As we begin our time off over the holidays we decided to make the most of the time we have off together and do some fun things. So after we’d showered in the gym, we went to Cineworld* to book tickets for the new Mary Poppins film, Mary Poppins Returns, in 4DX for later that afternoon. View Post

Festive Breakfast at The Talpore

As we countdown to the big man squeezing down our chimneys, festive events are happening left, right and centre. Last week I was invited along to The Talpore for breakfast for our office Christmas outing and to celebrate a family-friend’s birthday. It makes such a change going out for breakfast instead of an evening meal and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We all know how routines go out the window over the Christmas holidays and it’s nice to do things you wouldn’t normally do which is why I thought I’d share my experience of breakfast at The Talpore in case you’re wanting to try something a little different during the holidays in a gorgeous location. 

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Pizza Punks Neon Logo

What better email to land in my inbox than an invite to the latest pizza restaurant to open in the North East? Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Pizza Punks* on Grey Street in Newcastle to enjoy a cool evening of cocktails, pizza and delicious side dishes. Adam and I booked a table for 5:30pm on Saturday afternoon to get there just before the evening rush.  View Post

Bridge Town Turtle Bay

With Adam working away, weekends are always something for us to look forward to. A couple of weeks ago we’d arranged to go back to one of our favourite restaurants in Middlesbrough for an evening of cocktails, Caribbean food and good music. I’ve talked about Turtle Bay* a few times on my blog already, from when the Caribbean restaurant first opened in Middlesbrough to their tempting 2 for 1 cocktails offer but they’ve recently launched a new menu to encourage social eating – Caribbean style of course!

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Interior at Burnside Hotel and Spa Bowness

Sometimes a little staycation is all you need to recharge your batteries and be grateful for the little things in life. 28th June marked the family business’ 25th anniversary which is a huge accomplishment, so to celebrate, my mam and dad booked a weekend away to the Lake District where Adam and I decided to go down and join them for a night. Whilst they stayed in the beautiful Burnside Hotel and Spa in Bowness-on-Windermere, Adam and I stayed on my mam and dad’s boat on the marina nearby (which was hot and sweaty to say the least!).  View Post