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Favourite NE Outdoor Haunts: Plessey Woods

Plessey Woods is a mixture of semi-natural ancient woodland and meadows alongside the River Blyth on the outskirts of Bedlington (yes that is where the Bedlington Terrier comes from).  It has a car park, cafe (open weekends and school holidays) and a small play area.  You can get there by bus from Newcastle too. This is … Continue reading

Favourite NE Outdoor Haunts #1 Bolam Lakes

As we are soon to be leaving the North East for pastures new, I thought I would share with you some of our favourite places. First up is Bolam Lakes Country Park.  A lovely, tranquil woodland and lake close to Belsay in Northumberland.  It is about 20 minutes out of Newcastle (driving) or an hour … Continue reading

Ready, Steady…. Move

Sorry I haven’t been around much, but I do have quite a good excuse… We are moving home – apparently one of the most stressful things you can do. In the past I wondered why this was the case. Now I know why! All of my previous moves were BC (before children).  It was easy … Continue reading