December 2020 Gratitude List - Festivities & Farewell 2020

Well, it's been a long time coming, but I know I'm not alone when I say that I'm kind of glad to be seeing the back of 2020. While it'…
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Vegan Restaurants & Options In Teesside - Veganuary 2021

The plant-based diet is something that's piqued my interest, especially over the last year or so (mainly thanks to the Game Changers doc on Netfl…
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The 7 Best Boxing Day Walks With Pubs In Teesside

What could be better after eating, drinking and snoozing in front of the telly all of Christmas Day than blowing off the cobwebs with a bit of a Boxi…
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8 Instagrammable Spots In Teesside To Visit In 2021

When you live in a place that's linked to industry, grit and the 'grimness' that comes with the North, you'd be forgiven for thinking…
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What Are My Goals For 2021? (And Did I Achieve My 2020 Goals?)

I'll be the first to hold my hands up and say that I'm rubbish at sticking to New Years' resolutions. In fact, I'm yet to meet someon…
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Milk & White Chocolate Orange Millionaire's Shortbread

Just when we thought Mr. Terry of the Terry's Chocolate Orange couldn't get any better, he only went and smashed it out of the park. The last…
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9 Reasons Why You Should Visit Newham Grange Farm's Festive Fun Event (AD)

Going to the farm is a whole load of fun, whether you're 5 or 55, and one of our local farms, Newham Grange Farm, is putting on a real spectacle …
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November 2020 Gratitude List - Christmas & Comfort

I'm very much a blogger who doesn't believe in apologising for taking breaks - everyone is human and everyone does it, so there's no need…
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What's On In Middlesbrough For Christmas 2020

'Christmas' is a word that's been on everyone's lips towards the end of 2020 - not only because it's the most wonderful time of t…
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5 Teesside Grazing Box Businesses You Need To Check Out

I'll be honest, grazing boxes weren't really a thing on my radar until 2020 rolled around. All of a sudden, they started popping up everywher…
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How I Take My Styled Food Photos With The Foodie Bag From Paper Bag Co* #AD

If there's one thing that I'm pretty chuffed with in 2020, it's how much my photography game has grown. With having more time to myself o…
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Teesside Fashion & Accessories Christmas Gift Guide 2020

It's almost the most wonderful time of the year, and whether you're someone who thinks the 'C' word should be kept under wraps until …
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Teesside Food & Drink Christmas Gift Guide 2020

Christmas is just around the corner, and whether you're someone who thinks the 'C' word should be kept under wraps until at least Decembe…
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Bottomless Brunching By The Bay With Turtle Bay Middlesbrough* #AD

Ahh brunch, the amazing meal that we all love, but only ever indulge in once in a while. There's nothing quite like going out for a brunch date, …
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Teesside Home Decor & Stationery Christmas Gift Guide 2020

I think it's about time that I start talking about the 'C' word, isn't it? Yes, Christmas is just around the corner and I don't k…
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September 2020 Gratitude List - Bake Off & Bobs

Guys, we're well and truly on the road to... dare I say it?... Christmas! It's kind of crazy to think that this year is pretty much nearly do…
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Feeling Peckish At The Scruffy Duck, Norton

Norton is a pretty up-and-coming area of Teesside, and even seen it compared to the food and social hotspot that is Yarm. And to be honest, I think I…
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A Guide To Teesside Restaurant Week September 2020

Sound the klaxons, hold on to your hats, hold your loved ones close - Teesside Restaurant Week is making a return for the end of September! If you gu…
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August 2020 Gratitude List - New Friends & Newcastle

I realise that you've probably had this conversation so many times in real life, but how on earth is it September?! While lockdown felt like it l…
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6 Places To Order Homemade Sweet Treats From In Teesside

I think it's fair to say that during lockdown, pretty much everyone and their dogs developed a sweet tooth. With all of the extra time on our han…
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Drown Out The Modern World With Mortal Fools #AD

Is it just me or does the modern world get a little bit much sometimes? In between trying to maintain a work-life balance, keeping up with all the so…
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Swine & Dine at The Impeccable Pig - Eat Out to Help Out

One little piggy may have gone to market, and one little piggy might have stayed at home, but this little piggy ate out to help out and went the whol…
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Munchable Masterpieces In Middlesbrough With Miss Moneypenny's Cheesecakes* #AD

I absolutely love birthday planning and I like to think that it's something I'm pretty decent at. I'm rubbish when it comes to my own bir…
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July 2020 Gratitude List - New Home, New Readers & A New Job

You guys. I don't know about you, but for me, it's felt like there was something in the air during July. Everything was just really amazing a…
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Caribbean Food Delivered In Teesside With Reggae Delights* #AD

Lockdown was a struggle for a lot of people, me included, but one positive thing that came out of it was that a lot of people with business ideas fou…
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Which Teesside Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes Are Taking Part In The 'Eat Out To Help Out' Scheme?

Just when we thought that the lockdown restrictions couldn't get any better, Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced on July 8th 2020 that a brand new s…
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A Slice of Southern Italy in Teesside - Fresh, Homemade Pasta From The Next Meal* #AD

One good thing that came from coronavirus was the amount of people taking the leap to start their own business. It felt like every other day that som…
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How To Support Teesside Independent Businesses After Lockdown

I know how crushed I was back in March when the lockdown was announced, so I can only imagine how awful it was for independent business owners. We al…
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June 2020 Gratitude List - The Month of Change

I know that I shouldn't have to apologise for being absent on here for pretty much the whole of June, but it's hard to get rid of the feeling…
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How Am I Getting On With My 2020 Goals?

At the start of every year, I like to set myself five loose goals to work on and I choose to use the word 'goals' because I think 'New Ye…
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Chocolate Bourbon Biscuit Brownies

Chocolate Bourbon biscuits truly are the gift that keep on giving. You've got two chocolate biscuits, which are fairly solid, so they won't c…
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May 2020 Gratitude List - Sunny Days & Birthday Cakes

Another month in lockdown is over and done with. How are we all holding up? I'll admit, it's starting to get a little bit much for me and I f…
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