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24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh

Yesterday was the first of December and that means two things. Firstly, Silly Season is officially underway and pretty much anything can be justified with the phrase ‘oh go on then, it’s Christmas’. Secondly, it’s time to begin the Christmas countdown by opening a door each day on an Advent Calendar. But it’s not just… Continue reading 24 Doors of Advent in Edinburgh

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Right To The City: Exploring The Gangviertel, Hamburg.

Hamburg is a city that can make many claims. It is the second largest city in Germany. A city of wealth, although not ostentatious.Today, Hamburg is a bustling cruise port, tourist destination and second largest port in Europe.  It is also the proud owner of a quirky history involving  but not limited to a Great… Continue reading Right To The City: Exploring The Gangviertel, Hamburg.

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Reasons to visit Newcastle (Other than the Nightlife!)

Last month, I took a trip back to my hometown of Newcastle, for the first time in quite some time. It got me wondering why I’d left it so long to get back to such a bloody brilliant city. A city that is so well placed to explore the whole of the North East, a… Continue reading Reasons to visit Newcastle (Other than the Nightlife!)

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Coffee and Canine Cuddles @ The Dog and Scone, Newcastle.

A Dog Cafe…something a little different? A few weeks ago, a picture of a cappuccino decorated with a cute chocolate dog logo dropped into my inbox, followed by a picture of a very cute little pooch wrapped in a blanket snuggled on my eldest daughters lap. She’d made a visit to the UK’s only permanent… Continue reading Coffee and Canine Cuddles @ The Dog and Scone, Newcastle.