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My 5 Step Evening Ritual for a Great Night’s Sleep

“You can’t pour from an empty cup” is one of my favourite quotes of all time. This advice definitely helped me to shift my mindset in to seeing that rest is not lazy. Rest is a necessity to allow us to operate to the best of our ability, whether that be for chasing after an energetic toddler, acing ... View Post

The Ultimate Day out in Durham; Visiting Beamish Museum

A definite highlight of our recent Durham staycation was our visit to Beamish - The Living Museum of the North. I had visited Beamish as a child with my family, and it was so special to be able to return, now as an adult with a family of my own. Beamish Museum is a world famous open air museum in ... View Post

3 Day Itinerary: A Family Friendly Durham Mini Break

I can’t tell you how much joy it brings me to be travelling again! With so much change to overseas travel restrictions, it feels like UK staycations are the way to go this summer. We recently planned a family friendly Durham mini break, with help from the new This is Durham inspiration hub. The hub ... View Post

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Retail Therapy at Junction 32 Yorkshire Outlet Shopping

During the pandemic I became pretty used to doing all my shopping online but visiting Junction 32 for the first time in May made me remember how enjoyable it is to go shopping in real life. The phrase ‘retail therapy’ has never been more fitting! Junction 32 is an outlet shopping centre located in ... View Post

My Cornwall Travel Bucket List

If there’s one place I could instantly transport myself to in the UK right now, it would be Cornwall. The soft sand beaches, the laid-back atmosphere, the surf culture, the palm trees, the fresh seafood, the coastlines; there are many reasons why Cornwall feels a world away from the rest of the UK. ... View Post