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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House Renovations – Week Two

I’ve had loads of questions about the new house so I thought a quick update post might be easier to answer some of the more popular ones. We spent the first weekend after getting the keys stripping out. This is always a process I find really therapeutic but also one where I get easily carried away and forget about the budget! It’s also where you quickly realise that the best laid plans often go completely out the window. For example, I’d planned to keep the carpet in the back bedroom to save money on flooring but actually on closer inspection…

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Stripping out the new house

After finally getting our hands on the keys, within 24 hours we were in the new house stripping out. We’re not living in the property straight away until some of the work is completed, so time is of the essence to get cracking so we can move in. J’s mum has had the girls for a couple of days this week so I’ve been able to lend a hand and it’s already starting to look a lot different. Rather than a skip, we opted for a grabber to come collect all the rubbish today so we’ve been frantically pulling things…

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