Kippers Big Blue Balloon Tour and our craft project :: AD

AD So KIPPER…..and I dont mean the fish thats often eaten at breakfast, I mean the little fun loving pooch we all should know from the amazing creator Mick Inkpen. From books to screens, Im sure at some point you will have come across Kipper and certainly been taken in by his character. This year sees the little dog turn 30 years old! Im not quite as old as him, but I did grow up reading the books and watching Martin Clunes bring the much loved character to life on our television screens. When we had kids, we both agreed…

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Scaramanga :: the only camera bag I need in my life #AD

So my favourite find of 2018 was definitely Scaramanga. The leather camera strap I wrote about HERE was where my love affair began. The craftsmanship of the leather of the products is amazing and if you were to see them for yourself; I am sure you would agree! Scaramanga kindly sent me a further selection of products to trial including a handy pouch, hand camera strap and camera bag at the back end of last year. I have had the bag for a couple of months now as I really wanted to put it through its paces and give it a…

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AD – Treehouse Yurt at Wild Northumbrian

So back in January we experienced yet another amazing weekend at Wild Northumbrian. This time round we stayed in the most recent accommodation offering and already the super popular Treehouse Houlet Yurt. I am not ashamed to admit that I was beyond excited to stay in the treehouse. I couldn’t wait to see what it had to offer and whether it filled my fantasy treehouse that childhood dreams are made of…   On leaving work on Friday, I headed straight up to the site  as it was easier for me to get there rather than double back home to come all…

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The Dos And Don’ts Of Driving Abroad

Planning on driving abroad? As many drivers soon discover, driving in another country can be very different. Here are a few important dos and don’ts to consider before taking to the road in a foreign country.   Do consider the costs Driving abroad can be expensive if you’re unprepared. If you’re hiring a car, you may want to compare car hire pricing so that you’re getting the best deal. Insurance is something you may also want to shop around for, although many car rental companies can offer it for you. Other costs to consider include fuel, parking, tolls and permits…

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Bongo’s Bingo at the Boiler Shop – Newcastle

#AD – #Gifted Tickets What do you envisage when you think of Bingo? A run down town hall venue full of elderly women drinking pots of tea and hoping for that big win so they can have a spending spree in Bonmarche maybe?! Yeah thats just what I see too and its not somewhere I would be rocking up to on a Friday night thats for sure. BUT HOLD THEM THOUGHTS…..there is a new Bingo and it is sweeping the North East like a pandemic and I am fairly sure that anyone in the age bracket of 18-45 (is that…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #11

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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Picking A Pressie: Affordable Gift Ideas For Loved Ones

It can often be a challenge to find a gift for a loved one, especially when you’re on a budget of any kind. And, what families aren’t on some sort of budget? Okay, apart from maybe the royals and the Beckhams (but surely even they have a limit). It’s crucial to remember that the saying about it being the thought that counts, really is true. Friends and family will always prefer something that they know you’ve made a little effort with; these presents hold plenty of meaning, and will give the recipient the warm fuzzies every time they think about…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #10

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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Family photos that make and keep memories alive

Each year I try to take a few family photos, just so we can look back at the memories we have as a family. We recently stopped in our favourite little holiday destination just an hour and a half away from where we live, the village of Tarset houses an amazing little glamping site set in the heart of the countryside. WILD NORTHUMBRIAN Wild Northumbrian is something you may have heard me talk about before on the blog, its something of a regular weekend break for us Adventure browns. We try and visit a couple of times per year as…

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A house that is never big enough

When life was simple and all we needed was a little 2 bed bungalow, our fist house, just me and my partner. If I rewind back a bit to give you a little background story. I bought my first house when I was only 19 years old, a little bungalow in the centre of a old pit village, It really was a perfect house for us, and a brilliant first home. So much room for the 2 of us – two much room if the truth was known, moving house wasn’t even a thought back then. We brought our first…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #9

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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Northumberland is the best for photography

Northumberland is a fantastic place for photography, from the coast and further inland, beaches and castles, it literally is a photographers paradise. The forecast was looking good to try and capture the milky way and despite the moon giving off 50% light it was still going to be a clear night, I wasn’t very hopeful of capturing anything to be honest because of the moon being so bright but it was still worth the trip out. I was kindly invited along to Dunstanburgh Castle by some fellow enthusiasts which was brilliant as I hate going to places like this by…

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Milkman shaving gel review plus a big Giveaway

I have never been one for the clean shaving look, mostly because if I do shave i look like a pre-pubescent boy and that’s not good for my ego. I also hate doing it as my skin is so sensitive and it leaves my skin very sore. So, I mostly only ever shave under my neck to keep a neat beard as I like to have some but I have to lather myself in moisturiser afterwards to prevent my skin breaking out. Maybe this is due to the shaving foam I use or the type of razor, who knows, but…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #8

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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Eggy brioche with fruity compote breakfast recipe

I recently wrote a blog post about a beautiful Dhal recipe from Tom Kerridge new book. Today I have another tasty treat from the same book, but this time I have something for breakfast. Buy the book Waterstones Amazon Most weekends I make something from the norm, and I like to have what my family like to call a special breakfast. Usually its Pancakes, as my missus loves my chunky american styles ones or even orange waffles and chocolate. This time I tried I tried a different breakfast recipe and rather than fill or smother in maple syrup and chocolate…

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Pumpkin and Spinach Dhal – A very tasty curry

I know its not Halloween but pumpkin recipes can be great all year round and if you cant pick up a pumpkin in your supermarket then a butternut squash will also be a cracking substitute. In the winter they can pimp up a very tasty Dahl. We recently purchased a new recipe book to add to our ever growing collection. Tom Kerridge’s Fresh Start  is a new book to the market and when I seen it on the shelves in Waterstones it looked inviting so I gave it a quick flick through. It hit me as a book that I just…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #7

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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A good year for photography

2018 was a good year for photography. I explored new and old places and found some good locations to add to the list. and with those locations came some amazing photography. Some of the images I took I personally think they are breathtaking and some are just okay, but however you look at them im quite pleased with how they all turned out. Ive wrote quite a few blog posts on photography and added them to a few blog link ups along the way and with the news of MySundayPhoto ending I decided to start my own up MyPhotoFriday. With…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #6

It’s Friday again, and its time for My Photo Friday. My Photo Friday is a place to post and share your favourite photo, whether that be from your local area to your adventures we want to see them all. Yorkshire Dad of 4 and I are your hosts for My Photo Friday so if you want a retweet then please tweet me @yorkshiredadof4 or @adventure_brown and don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyPhotoFriday. This will be the last Link up of the year, MyPhotoFriday will kick start again on the 4Th January. To keep up to date with news, make sure to follow myself…

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Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs 2018 Pantomine – Gala Durham

Snow white and the 7 Dwarfs is now in full swing at the Gala Durham this festive season and if you already have your tickets purchased your in for treat because the show is brilliant! But if you dont and after reading about our positive experience here you fancy booking up yourself then Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs runs from 22 November – 5 January 2019. Tickets are still available on selected dates with prices ranging from £6 – £17 (£50 – £58 for a family ticket). PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS    Snow White at the Gala is a fun…

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