• Hive Coffee Company at Jarrow Hall.

    Last Thursday evening I attended the V.I.P launch of Hive Coffee Company, a cafe based in Jarrow Hall which opened at the weekend. The cafe is a collaboration between two friends, Eve McPadden and Sarah Daglish, and they’re helping bring the old Bede’s world site back to life. I remember visiting Bede’s world on a school trip in year 3 and was sad to hear of its closure. But thanks to the charity Groundwork the site has been re-launched in October 2016 as Jarrow Hall, Anglo-Saxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum. The cafe itself is based in Jarrow Hall, a…

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    Current Skincare Favourites.

    I’m going to be honest here, skincare isn’t my best skill. I always have the intentions of researching products and finding out what works best for my skin type (which I think is combination) but truth be told I don’t do any of that. I generally go by the mantra of if I like what I’m using I’ll carry on using it. Does that make any sense? I think because my skin is neither super oily or super dry I tend not to worry too much about if a product is ‘right’ for my skin type. I won’t worry if…

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    Charity Shops and Why I Love Them So Much

    If you didn’t know it already I am a huge fan of Charity Shops, which is quite handy seeing as I’m an Assistant Manager of one. But rewind to around 5 years and I think I’d stepped foot in a charity shop once. This was around the time I was 15-16 and I wanted to be Kate Nash and thought ‘thrifting’ was mega cool. But it wasn’t until I started volunteering in a charity shop in my second year of university that I really started to fall in love with them. Fast forward to the present day and I reckon…

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    Moving In With Your Boyfriend – One Year On

    The end of last month marked one whole year of Lee and myself living together, its flown by so quickly and I can’t quite believe we’ve been in our own little flat for one whole year. Moving in with your partner is a huge step in a relationship and can be quite scary. We were lucky as we did have a couple of little trial runs here and there when Lee temporarily lived with me in my last student house, and again just before we moved in together, where he lived with me at my mums for 6 months. Beforehand…

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    Chaophraya: Newcastle’s Newest Rooftop Restaurant [AD]

    If you live in Newcastle you’ll be aware that loads of new restaurants have recently opened in Eldon Square, there was quite a few that are restaurants that we already have which is a little disappointing. However there have been quite a few new places opening up for the first time in the city and last month I was lucky enough to be invited along with a plus one to the official opening of Chaophraya, Newcastle’s new rooftop Thai restaurant. Now I must apologise in advance for the quality of these photographs, I didn’t want to lug my huge camera around…

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