Wild Intrigue – a chance to be Re-Wilded!

ad, bats, blog, pizza making, promotional, wild intrigue, wild northumbrian, gifted, things to do, north east, northumberland, school holiday ideas, days out north east, what ti do in the school holidays,
Recently me and the family threw caution to the wind and took an evening trip up to Northumberland on a school night to explore the great outdoors, and to be re-wilded! We attended a Mini Expedition with Wild Intrigue for a Bats and Pizza night at Wild Northumbrian.  We have stayed here a few times so the choice of venue was familiar...

Using Photobooks to save memories – Saal Digital

saal, photobook, family photo, photobook easy,
Photobooks for personal use have become a big thing these days! Gone are the times of film and photo albums made of prints. Photobooks are great for gifts, whether that be Fathers Day, Mothers Day, Birthdays, Christmas - even Valentines Day and Anniversaries. I cant be the only guilty one when it comes to my images?! I take hundreds of...

Big Fish Little Fish – Family Rave

face painting north east, BFLF, events north east, bonded warehouse, rave, family event, things to do in the north east, north east,
Who loved the 90s? Or even better who loved a good rave back in the day? All that partying stopped since the kids came along? Well problem solved - the company Big fish Little Fish gives you the opportunity to get that rave feeling but in a family orientated environment. I mean obviously you cant sink numerous pints and...

That time I lost my sons shoe -Mocc ons Review-

mocc ons, moccons, sock ons, sockons, baby clothes, baby stryle, slipper socks, baby socks, baby design, children clothes,
Ever heard of Sock Ons? The clever design that go over babies feet to keep their socks in place? Well the same designers have also got a similar product - Moccons. Using the same concept - the slipper socks are thicker material with little moccasins attached to the bottom.  They range in size from 6-12 months up to 2-3 years...

Looking fly for a bearded guy!

Ive never been one to have a full on beauty routine (can men say this???!!) ; more so because I didn't think it was masculine to be moisturising after a wash.  Since having a beard I have always used a beard oil but i've never been one to use any other products on my skin, ie scrubs or moisturiser.I...

Summit to eat, the perfect outdoor food

summit to eat, camping food, festival food, dehydrated food, food, outdoor food, food pouch
How many times have you been camping, went on a hike, or even gone to a festival, and the food you take just isnt suitable or palatable once it comes to eating it? Or it just takes up far too much room in your bag? I was recently approached by Summit to Eat to take a look at their dehydrated...

Yuzu and Honey Hot cross buns recipe

bnw, easter food, easter bun, hot cross buns, yutaka, food, recipes, bread, kneading, homemade food, bread recipe, photography, sony a6000, canon m3,
  Apart from getting excited about the Easter Bunny visiting, oh and mini eggs, what else do you think of when it comes to Easter? Well for me it has to be traditional Hot Cross Buns! That sweet flavour of cinnamon and fruit mixed together with a good cup of tea is amazing!  So when I was asked to try make...

Twiddle Ons Review

Ever heard of Sock Ons? They were designed to go over babies feet to keep their socks in place. Well the same designers have now released Twiddle Ons using the same concept but with foot finding toys attached to them. We were gifted these just at the perfect time for Elijah who has just started to roll and lift his...

Fix up, Look sharp – in decent pants and socks!

bodybranded, savile row pants, boxershorts, gifts for him, male gifts, pants and socks, socks, ben sherman, gift ideas,
It seems once you are over the age of 16 years old it becomes mandatory for your parents or other family members to buy you some form of underwear or socks when it comes to birthdays or Christmas.  To be honest I can understand why they become the stable gift as pants and socks are a necessity, lets be honest, and...

Escape Key – 27 seconds to spare…

escape rooms, newcastle, escape key, things to do in Newcastle, escape, plague room, escape key escape rooms, stag ideas in newcastle, hen do newcastle, family time
If you go out and socialise quite a lot with friends it can sometimes get a little repetitive the things you do. It mostly might mean a few beverages out at the pub, food out, bowling or maybe the cinema.  Add on a few years and you may be grown up enough to have meals at each others homes...

Tramp Menswear Beanie Review

I must admit I am a bit of a sucker for hats; beanies, woolies and a bobble pom pom, you name it I have them. Not so much caps though, I dont suit them! I think hats are a must have accessory in anyones wardrobe, they can be worn to keep warm or purely as a fashion item. Something to...

Yutaka noodles – Great for the family (giveaway)

I love noting better than trying out different cuisines, both at home or eating out. Japanese food is something Ive never really tried, so when I was given the opportunity to test out Yutaka Noddles I jumped at the chance.   Yutaka noodles are both high in protein and high in fibre with the added bonus of them being organic and...

Personalised gifts for Mothers day – Dom and Geri Review

Ahh Mothers Day, once again another time of year that stresses us males out with the dread of what we can buy or do to make the day memorable. Buying for both my own mother (who happens to have her birthday the same month too!!!) and the mother to my two sons a gift honestly fills me with dread....

Gingersnap Light Box – A perfect gift

The other day I was approached by a company called Gingersnap - who sell a variety of light boxes, neons and letter boards. The light boxes are something I have seen floating about the squares of Instagram but never up close and personal. So I agreed to have a closer look and test it out. The...

Wild Northumbrian – A stay to remember

Me and my family love nothing better than an adventure, the kind where you can pull on your wellies and will away the hours exploring. Somewhere where we can truly be "outdoors" and sit around a fire with no electricity, no technology, no tv, just a bed to sleep in, a fire and the surrounding wilderness is the ultimate...

Bonded Warehouse Sunderland

I was recently invited to one of Sunderland’s newest venues – The Bonded Warehouse. A while back it was published in our local press that the Fat Hippo brand had taken over the tenancy and was opening a new eatery in Sunderland. This really got my attention, the Hippo is my all time favourite restaurant, selling their hand crafted...

Gummee Mits Review

product review, review, gummee mits, gummee, mits, teether, baby, babys,
I had never heard of  Gummee until I stumbled upon them on Facebook a while back and were drawn in by how active they are on social media. At the time my first son was around 16 months old and in the final throws of teething. I happened to see the Molar Mallet and was immediately sold. Like most parents -...

Bright Starts Light up Lagoon Activity Gym – An honest review

baby, toys, reviews, play mat, play, tummy, bright starts, music, fun,
So when Elijah was born we had kept most of the larger items that we needed from Zach, such as baby bath, Jumperoo, buggy and cots. But we decided to treat him to a new playmat so he wasn't always just getting the hand me downs. So after a browse around the internet we stumbled upon this playmat made by...

The Curry Guy book review

the curry guy, curry guy easy, takeaways, fakeaway, cookbook, dan toombs, kebab, homemade naans,
There are so many curry books and recipes out there it is so hard to choose. I have tried a lot, some better than others. Well look no further than the Curry guy. Dan Toombs is the founder of the Curry guy blog has been blogging for a number of years now read About his here.   I have followed him for...