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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Win Tickets to Festival on the Wall

Perhaps it’s because I’m a farmer’s daughter but there is nothing I love better than a music festival! I was lucky enough to have a very understanding Mum who encouraged me in my teens to head to festivals to camp out in muddy fields with my friends and I loved it. Back when I first started attending there was no such thing as paying extra for the ‘posh loos’ where you can now get a nice seat on some porcelain and a hot shower but nothing frightened me! I was a master of the baby wipe bath, wind, rain &…

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Seaham Hall Spa Day

I assumed when I left my full time permanent role at the college last September that freelance life would be a much slower pace. How wrong I was! In between fulfilling contracts, working on Scream Factory and preparing to go away to America for two weeks, the end of last year just seemed to go by in a flash. I’ve always believed it is incredibly important to take time out for yourself and live a little more slowly, even if it was just for a few hours. So when I received an invitation to try out the spa at Seaham…

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The Affordable Wedding Guide Part 2: The Dress

I’ll be the first to admit prior to getting married, I was very much naive when it came to weddings. I’d been to plenty as a guest and buying an outfit for them was always easy – so I (wrongly) assumed buying a wedding dress wouldn’t be too hard. A quick google search quickly informed me due to my limited time frame I wasn’t going to be able to order a dress and have it fitted and ready in time (you need at least 6 months to do this). I was limited to second hand, vintage, off the rail and…

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