AD|Christmas in July – Tyneside Cinema

On the hottest day of the year! It feels like a little while ago since I was invited to enjoy some festive cheer and start thinking about Christmas. Yes you read right, Christmas! But Christmas has arrived at Tyneside Cinema! I’ll hold my hands up here and say that considering I’ve lived in and around Newcastle my whole life I haven’t been to Tyneside Cinema before. Let me tell you, I’ve been missing a treat. The evening started with a greeting from Mr Claus and the Grinch (serious applause to all of the guys who were in costume). I was…

A great way to enjoy the festive season with family and friends. Classic and cult films, festive afternoon teas and Christmas themed family events.

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My Love of Frogtape

How to create gorgeous designs with a very small budget. If you follow me on Instagram you’ll have spotted that I like to use frog tape to add a little interest to a room. And if you’ve been following me a while you’ll know I’ve been at it for a while now too! Alice’s room for example has those gorgeous layered mountains and I have a corner of pink in my living room. I’ve also just started on a little hallway update using the sticky stuff and it’s already looking great. I do love DIY and I think its great…

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Tapas Revolution

Girl in the North turns Foodie I was very kindly invited to Tapas Revolution in Newcastle to taste their new paellas to share last week and I was not disappointed! I booked a table for myself, the hubby and four of our friends and with Spanish food being one of my favourites I was looking forward to a child free evening filled with food and sangria! We were greeted by friendly staff and I immediately ordered a tropical sparkling sangria which was light, refreshing and perfect for the warm evening. The Paella Mixta was the best of both worlds with…

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Hello, Ciao, Hola, Bonjour …

See what I did there? I am really excited to be taking over the blog of Girl in the North from Katy. I hope I can do all of her hard work justice. I thought I would start with a little introduction into my life. I’ve been blogging on and off for the past year whilst posting my life and house on Instagram. So here goes! I’m Danielle, 30, mummy to a cheeky toddler Alice, wife to (a very handy) Andy and I live in Gateshead just over the water from Newcastle upon Tyne. We moved into our house around…

My favourite things include interiors and DIY and we are currently working our way though the house. I wouldn't say I have one particular style but I love to do things on a budget, I have a thing for pink and I love a good gallery wall. One part of my home that I absolutely adore is Alice's room which allowed me to be really creative and go a little bolder.

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Goodbye

I can’t quite believe that I’m writing this post… but over the past year I’ve toyed on more than one occasion with deleting my blog. I have wrote ‘Girl in the North’ in one form or another for over seventeen years – it has been more than anything, a diary. I have featured everything from ex boyfriends, new homes, my uni work to my marriage and the birth story of my twins. However over the past year, I haven’t felt comfortable sharing as much in the public domain and other than the odd sponsored post or review, I’ve never made…

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