Lielle Womenswear - The Independent Tees Collective

Teesside is such a rich place for independent businesses. There are plenty who stick to the local area and bless us with their products across the re…
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April 2021 Gratitude List - Dream Collabs & Holiday Planning

I'm not quite sure how to explain this, but for me, April went by so slowly, but so quickly at the same time. As I'm sitting and typing this …
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Fudge It - The Independent Tees Collective

If I've said it before, I've said it a thousand times, the Teesside indies in the sweet department are absolutely sensational. They cover suc…
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Chateau Bleu Brownie Bakery - The Independent Tees Collective

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, I'm a total sweet-toothed fiend. I'm the type of person that always has room for…
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Misfits & Me - The Independent Tees Collective

We've had so many birthdays in the family lately, and as I said in one of my most recent indie Tees collective posts, there is no gift quite like…
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8 Handmade Chocolate & Vegan Chocolate Businesses In Teesside

If there's one thing you need to know about me, it's that I'm a chocoholic, through and through. I swear, if you cut me, I bleed liquid c…
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KP Papercuts - The Independent Tees Collective

I'm the type of person who loves picking up a new craft and exploring different ways to be creative. One of the best events I've ever been to…
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Clever Crafts - The Independent Tees Collective

When it comes to gift giving, what could be better than something completely personal and customised? I know that I for one love anything with my nam…
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March 2021 Gratitude List - Birthday Celebrations & Family Time

My gosh, I feel like I blinked and March was over! It's definitely gone way too quick and I can't quite believe it's April. I feel like M…
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Thingy-Ma-Jigs Coffee House - The Independent Tees Collective

I don't know about you guys, but one thing that I'm desperately looking forward to when lockdown is over is being able to sit in a cafe, rest…
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27 Things I've Learned In 27 Years

If you've been reading my blog for a few years, you'll know that I have a bit of a birthday tradition. I like to kick it old school and do a …
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RDW Bespoke Furniture - The Independent Tees Collective

So far, The Independent Tees Collective has been very food and drink heavy, which you know I'm a big fan of, but the truth is that we have a weal…
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10 Places To Get Seriously Good Brownies In Teesside

One thing I really love about blogging and chatting to independent business owners is learning about what other people want to read. Sometimes, my mi…
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Daisy Distillery - The Independent Tees Collective

If I've said it once, I've said it a thousand times, we have such a wealth of amazing breweries and distilleries in Teesside, with so many na…
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5 Teesside Women Who Inspire Me - International Women's Day

I decided that one post for International Women's Day just wasn't enough - we've got too many inspiring women in this region and it's…
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8 Female-Led Teesside Businesses To Watch In 2021 - International Women's Day

Happy International Women's Day, everyone! While we should celebrate everybody's wins all year round, there's no time like International …
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The Pick 'n' Mix Cheesecake Company - The Independent Tees Collective

One thing we have an abundance of across Teesside is indie sweet treat businesses, which is absolutely ideal for me as someone with a raging sweet to…
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February 2021 Gratitude List - Sun, Roadmaps & Valentine’s

Wow, February was a month. While it was the shortest month of the year, it feels like there was so much packed into the space of 28 days. But because…
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OH Hair by Rebecca Crook - The Independent Tees Collective

Hair is something that I'm terrible at and I'm always in total awe of people who find that hair styling just comes naturally to them. Serious…
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14 Dog-Friendly Pubs In Teesside For Pints With Your Pooch Post-Lockdown

There is a tiny glimmer of hope on the horizon. As I'm typing this blog post, Boris Johnson has announced that we will be able to go to the pub a…
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Knots & Crosses Bakery - The Independent Tees Collective

For today's Independent Tees Collective post, we're taking it back to lockdown. It was a time that was a bit uncertain and chaotic, but there…
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TikTok Made Me Bake It - Cookie Dough Bars

I haven't baked from scratch in what feels like a lifetime, and while I've done the odd collab with Betty Crocker on Instagram, it's just…
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Salt Steel Brewing Co. - The Independent Tees Collective

As we all know, Teesside is a haven for small businesses covering a variety of products and items, but did you know it's also a hotspot for boozy…
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10 Businesses That Offer Afternoon Tea Delivery In Teesside

Afternoon tea is one of those things that you just can't help but love. There's nothing quite like tucking in to fancy finger sandwiches and …
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5 Places For The Best Burgers In Teesside

You guys all know how much I love a parmo, but I'm also a massive sucker for a really good burger. They're something that both Matthew and I …
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Reggae Delights - The Independent Tees Collective

While lockdown was a bit of a nightmare for a lot of us, for some people, it came as a blessing in disguise. If it wasn't for lockdown, the busin…
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January 2021 Gratitude List - New Job, Constant Learning & Blog Content

Wow guys, we actually did it! We made it past the 254th of January and we're finally in February! As always, the start of the year has dragged fo…
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How To Celebrate Galentine's Day In Teesside By Hello Saturday

By the fantastic Hello Saturday. Read their blog or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
We are here to talk to you today about the little lesser know…
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Ellephant Vegan Bakery - The Independent Tees Collective

To see out the end of Veganuary, it was only right that I spoke to another brilliant Tees baking biz that offers 100% plant-based treats. We're l…
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Have Takeaway Your Way In Teesside With Foodpenny #AD

There are lots of things that Teesside is known for and one is for the humble parmo, our national dish and number one choice of takeaway foods. But i…
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A Night In With Live Streamed Theatre From Darlington Hippodrome* #AD

We all know how it is right now. It's currently lockdown 3.0, we can't go anywhere and we're pretty much confined to our homes, unless we…
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Miss Moneypenny's Cheesecakes - The Independent Tees Collective

For today's instalment of The Independent Tees Collective, I've got a bit of a hankering for something sweet. Hands up, who else absolutely l…
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My Perfect Day In Saltburn by What Kates Ate

By the amazing What Kates Ate (find her on Facebook and Instagram)
I am so lucky to call Saltburn my home. Waking up, hearing seagulls and (if the win…
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5 reasons why I studied for my Master’s degree at Teesside University #AD

*This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Teesside University*
Three years at Teesside University practically flew by right before my eyes. One …
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Deja Food Truck! - The Independent Tees Collective

You guys know me, if there's one thing that I love more than anything in the whole world, it's food. So it's only right that for the thir…
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Trying Vegan Food For A Week With KIND Nutrition* #AD

As I'm writing this, we're almost halfway through January, but that doesn't mean you've missed out on the Veganuary train just yet! V…
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Sunflour Vegan Bakery - The Independent Tees Collective

One thing that I'm trying to get better at is eating more plant-based meals and more vegan food in general - mainly because I care about the long…
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4 Things I Learned After Quitting My Job Without A Backup Plan During A Pandemic

Let me set the scene for you. You're feeling pretty done in after being furloughed, you return back to your job to find it even more monotonous a…
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Homely Aromas by Gemma - The Independent Tees Collective

Ooooh new year, new blog series! As I mentioned in my goals post at the end of 2020, I'm kickstarting a new series on my blog called The Independ…
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