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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10 Things I Want To Do After Lockdown

While we're still not fully sure when lockdown is going to be lifted, I don't think it hurts to dream up some plans for after it's over. …
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Double Chocolate Oreo Brownies

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times - brownies are one of my favourite things to make. They're incredibly easy to whip up…
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How To Make Your Lockdown Birthday A Little More Fun

I don't know about you, but I get stupidly excited about birthdays. As a teenager, I wasn't fussed about them, but now I'm in my 20s, the…
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9 Teesside Eateries That Are Doing Takeaway During Lockdown

Forgive me for sounding a bit like a old lady reminiscing on the war times, but I remember when it was announced at the start of lockdown that all of…
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8 Things I've Learned During Furlough Life

'Furlough' isn't a word that I'd heard before all of this lockdown stuff started kicking off and it wasn't something that I ever …
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15 Things You Can Do At Home During Lockdown In Teesside

Anyone else keep forgetting what day it is? It feels like we've been in lockdown for an absolute eternity and given that an end date isn't qu…
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April 2020 Gratitude List - New Hobbies & New Perspectives

I feel like I speak for everyone when I say that it definitely doesn't feel like May right now. Can you believe we've been in lockdown for ov…
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How To Make Classic Primary School Sprinkle Cake

I think people within a certain age bracket will remember this very clearly. You're standing in the queue in your primary school, waiting to get …
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10 North East Food Spots I Want To Try After Lockdown

We're still living the lockdown life at the moment, but that hasn't stopped me from dreaming about all the things I want to do and places I w…
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Easy Peasy Rocky Road

Rocky road is one of those things that everyone loves, is fun to customise and easy to do (unless you're me, in which case it takes you three att…
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8 Teesside Restaurants You Need To Try After The Lockdown

If you're anything like me, you're gasping for lockdown to be over because you just wait to get back out and eat at a restaurant. Sure, you c…
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