For his 70th birthday, my dad announced that he wanted to cycle from London to Paris. And so he did with my brother and fella to keep him company. When I mentioned that I wanted to support Willow Burn Hospice near Lanchester, County Durham, by doing the Great North Run, he decided he’d do it…

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It took me 2 years to find a local in Consett. Made all the worse because my new local, The Travellers Rest, is exactly 7 minutes walk from my house. Still, at least I know it’s there now and am certainly making up for missed time by going in every week. Once you find a place…

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Wow. These 3D Moodstruck Fibre Lashes from House of Exquisiteness at Younique are frankly amazing. Check out the before and after results below. There’s no doubt that they make a statement! I’ve never used any fibre lash product so had no idea what to expect. The first stage is to use the transplanting gel as…

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Riding Mill is a small village close to the A69 in Northumberland and incorporates the ancient hamlet of BroomHaugh which is where the fabulous stone cottage, Yew Tree is situated. Opposite the Methodist Church, you can’t fail to notice the large Yew Tree growing in the front garden, pruned to ensure it doesn’t take over…

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A sentence I didn’t think I’d be likely to write is “I need some running kit”. But high on the bucket list agenda for me and my dad is running the Great North Run. We got signed up to run for Willow Burn Hospice  in Derwentside at the end of 2016. I paid dad’s entry fee…

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