Suzanne

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Eat here: River Beat (out of the ordinary Asian tapas)

Eat here: River Beat (out of the ordinary Asian tapas)

Oh yes. Tapas. Asian food. Could there be a better combination? It’s 15 years since I visited Thailand, a country that’s stunning, eclectic, … View Post
Snow White (minus the Dwarfs)

Snow White (minus the Dwarfs)

Date day with daughter we headed to the theatre for a production of ‘Snow White’. Rewind to 2010 and Emily and I were involved with … View Post
Coffee and cake stop: Bradley Gardens

Coffee and cake stop: Bradley Gardens

This weekends coffee and cake stop was the beautiful Bradley Gardens . This destination lays 4.7 miles from my mum and dads home where I lived … View Post
Keep it hand written with these beautiful cards

Keep it hand written with these beautiful cards

Is there anything nicer than a handwritten card? In this very most digital age, there’s something extra special and lovely about taking the … View Post
Green neutralises red. Let’s hope so!

Green neutralises red. Let’s hope so!

Me and my 40 year old face are doing just fine. I’m very comfortable with my happy lines. Smiling is just so good for … View Post
The Cavendish, understated class!

The Cavendish, understated class!

We love London town. Today we are heading to The Cavendish an establishment whose heritage dates back to the 1830’s. Along the road from … View Post
Blind tasting

Blind tasting

We’ve recently head about a fabulous event that’s been arranged for 50 of Centrepoint‘s vulnerable 16 to 25 year olds. Dan’s le Noir? … View Post
I’ve gone Kiko Crazy

I’ve gone Kiko Crazy

So I popped into the Kiko Cosmetics store in Eldon Square the other day because they had a sale on. I am easily swayed … View Post
Taking time to Travel

Taking time to Travel

When I was a teacher, the holidays were planned for us. And let me say, they were always very much needed by the children … View Post
Stay Here: The Carriage House, Northumberland

Stay Here: The Carriage House, Northumberland

Embracing the peace and tranquillity of rural Northumberland in a property situated close to Morpeth in the village of Ulgham, The Carriage House is … View Post
If you like it hot, Turtle Bay is the place to eat

If you like it hot, Turtle Bay is the place to eat

As eating experiences go, this was a hot one! Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant opened its doors in Newcastle with the same pizazz and … View Post
Pregnancy, childbirth and the happy ever after; not always! – Part two.

Pregnancy, childbirth and the happy ever after; not always! – Part two.

Where was I? Oh yes, Emily was born with Erbs Palsy and I was feeling guilty. Because everything was my fault.  I did what … View Post
My perfectly tidy knicker drawer. Thanks Marie Kondo.

My perfectly tidy knicker drawer. Thanks Marie Kondo.

At home, I’m not known for my exemplary tidying skills.  I’ve read that creative people have a tendency towards clutter, which as … View Post
Simple pleasures, things to make you smile in January…

Simple pleasures, things to make you smile in January…

The most often repeated phrase in my family this month has been “the nights are starting to get lighter”. Which of course they are … View Post
Pregnancy, childbirth and the happy ever after; not always!

Pregnancy, childbirth and the happy ever after; not always!

I had scheduled 2015 to be the year of me, the year I turned forty, which when I actually see this in black and white … View Post
Handmade soap from Northumbria

Handmade soap from Northumbria

Having very fussy skin means that I have to be really careful what I put on it. Anything rammed with loads of additional ingredients … View Post
Treat yourself. Because you’re worth it. Fact.

Treat yourself. Because you’re worth it. Fact.

This is not a blog about hair products but I’ve just spent £60 on the John Masters range, without so much as the flicker … View Post
Walk here: Druridge Bay to Amble, Northumberland.

Walk here: Druridge Bay to Amble, Northumberland.

It’s January. Everyone hates January. The darkness. The wet. The short days. I could go on. I think we have to search for … View Post
Is it really Miracle Murad Skincare?

Is it really Miracle Murad Skincare?

Murad Skincare. Heard of them? No, I hadn’t either until we attended the Murad event launching this new-to-us beauty brand in House of … View Post
The thing about turning 40 is…

The thing about turning 40 is…

I have embraced turning 40. It’s been a cracking year. Highlights include:  1. I’m happiest than I’ve ever been. The rest of this … View Post