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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My Photo Friday – Linky #5

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. Linky Rules: Link up one post only Linky is open from midnight on Fridays and closes 12pm on Saturdays Comment on the hosts’ posts and the post before yours – remember…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #4

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. Linky Rules: Link up one post only Linky is open from midnight on Fridays and closes 12pm on Saturdays Comment on the hosts’ posts and the post before yours – remember…

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Black and White photography – Roker Sunderland

It’s that time of year when the weather dramatically changes to dull, wet and overcast. But with this weather comes a great opportunity for photographing moody black and white images. Another favourite subject of mine. I live in the north east right on the coast of Sunderland so I am able to get some great moody seascapes. Roker beach is 10 minutes from where I live and the iconic Roker pier and lighthouse would seem to be the obvious choice to shoot but I wanted something different, The pier is one of the those things that once you have photographed…

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Struggling With Present Buying Anxiety? Don’t Panic!

One of the most interesting things about how your relationship with the festive season changes as you get older is the fact that you often go from being a kid who wants nothing more than to get lots of presents, to an adult who gets more joy out of giving presents than receiving them. Sure, getting a present from someone is wonderful, but the look on their face when they open your gift and see that it’s something that they really wanted is one of the best things about Christmas. Sadly, it also involves one of the worst things about…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #3

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. Linky Rules: Link up one post only Linky is open from midnight on Fridays and closes 12pm on Saturdays Comment on the hosts’ posts and the post before yours – remember…

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Photography accessories are a must #AD

For those who love to dabble in photography as much as me will know that the amount of accessories you can get for your camera is mind boggling! The list of accessories are endless. Some very useful, others an absolute waste of time, some great quality and others…not so much. I have bought numerous different accessories over the last few years, mostly from ebay to be honest, as I just cant justify to the missus some of the ridiculous prices and why I NEED another one of this or a new one of that. But never has anything I have ever bought…

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5 photos from my local area – photalife challenge

I’ve recent been challenge by Darren Coleshill  from Photalife to step out of my comfort zone and photograph 5 images from my local area. People who read my blog will know that I mostly do landscape photography, when I go out and shoot I’m well within my comfort zone shooting these landscapes. But this challenge had me a little nervous. Like the time when I first picked up a camera and I didn’t have a clue what I was doing. It’s like anything when you become accustomed to it, it becomes second nature just like me with my landscapes. I…

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Black Friday Amazing Mobile Phone deals

Hold the phone – pardon the pun. But a brand new mobile for only £36 per month in this years Black Friday offers with Fonehouse. Fonehouse has the best Black Friday mobile deals right here There are so many new mobile phones come out nowadays its hard to choose. well im going to make the decision even harder by given you access to this amazing offer. Fonehouse has partnered with Vodafone to give you these amazing deals on pay monthly handsets.   So whats good about this offer im talking about? Ive already mentioned that you can get a brand…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #2

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. Linky Rules: Link up one post only Linky is open from midnight on Fridays and closes 12pm on Saturdays Comment on the hosts’ posts and the post before yours – remember…

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My Photo Friday – Linky #1

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. Linky Rules: Link up one post only Linky is open from midnight on Fridays and closes 12pm on Saturdays Comment on the hosts’ posts and the post before yours – remember…

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New Linky for photography bloggers

Linkys are great, there are plenty around to choose from. But what about a Photography Linky? There doesn’t seem to be many around for us budding photographers. A few months ago I decided to make my own. I decided to have a challenge linky, but it didn’t seem to kick off, I think maybe the challenge part was putting people off as not everyone wants a challenge, or has the time to go out. Whatever peoples reasons I stopped running it. With the news of the great MySundayPhoto ending this coming December 2018 I thought I needed to re fill…

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Fireworks The best in the North East

This is probably one of the best Fireworks displays in the North East. Yes I know the fireworks have ended in most parts of the uk or world but we have new years fast approaching so you might get a change to photograph the fireworks then if you missed out. Fireworks can be quite difficult to photograph, this was probably one of my best years shooting them to be honest. The image below was taken at the Infinity bridge in Stockton, only the actual fireworks are kind of set off in the same place so it makes it hard to…

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Wild Northumbrian – The Shepherds Hut

Each time we visit Wild Northumbrian the better it gets, and leaves me wanting to book up again the minute we pack up to leave. Previously we have always stopped in Esk Yurt as its probably the most practical one for us – closest to the car park, not too far from the toilets for a night time dash across the field and most importantly its all fenced in so we dont have to worry about Marley wandering off by himself! But this time round we decided to go for something a little different and try the Shepherds Hut. We…

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Chorizo, pea and goats cheese Risotto

Risotto is easy to make at home Whats great about this tasty risotto meal is that it can be cooked as a romantic meal for 2, or for a family. there are so many different things you can do with a risotto it can make for a different and exciting meal every time you make it. and I love this version of it. Shopping list for 2 people Risotto rice (Arborio Rice) Chorizo 1 medium onion finely chopped 2 celery sticks finely chopped Vegetable stock cube and 800ml hot water Small bottle of white wine (optional) Butter Parmesan Cheese Goats…

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Scone drops – a little drop of heaven in your mouth

Louise is the owner and founder of Scone drops and last weekend she kindly dropped off some deliciously looking sweet and savoury scones for me to try out. The scones come in a rustic brown box tied up with string, and sealed with a sticker. Once I opened the box I was greeted with 4 miniature bags of sweet and savoury scones and hidden underneath were a few larger scones – plenty to meet anyones taste bud preferences. I was hoping to tuck into the lot without sharing a even a crumb, but just so happens that the missus was…

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