Hartlepool Maritime Experience

Did you know that the Hartlepool Maritime Experience less than an hours drive away from Newcastle? Have you even heard of it? Probably not but I want to shout all about it today as it is such a hidden asset to the North East!

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National No Smoking Day

Next month sees the return of National No Smoking Day. Back in my younger days I used to be a smoker. I came from a family who all smoked and all my friends smoked. This is back in the days when you could smoke in pubs and clubs.

I stopped when I met my Husband as he isn’t a smoker. I went cold turkey and managed to have stopped (mostly) for about 13 year. I won’t lie to you, I still have the odd cigarette now and then, socially, but I have managed to keep it in check. I have developed a handbag habit instead but that’s not quite so bad to my health!

My Mam is slowly weaning herself off cigarettes too by using an e-cig with a low nicotine liquid. I wish she would stop all together but i’m hoping some of these handy tips in today’s post might help.

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Newcastle Restaurant Week January 16th – 22nd 2017

This is the first Food Friday of 2017! No review from me, just good old advance warning of the upcoming Restaurant Week!

Whether you want to try somewhere new or get a bargain at your usual haunt, now is the time to do it!

There’s a heck of a lot of new restaurants, both independent and chain so there’s something to please everyone.Some of the deals have changed since the last time, with courses going down or cost going up but it’s still a bargain!

I have included all of the deals below for the Newcastle Restaurant Week January 2017, so click on and keep reading!

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