The Green at Washington Village

Back when I worked at the college, a colleague of mine, Kelly was starting a really exciting new project outside of education – she was opening a tearoom in an old disused library in Washington Village. I’d heard of the old library building before and knew it held a place close to many people’s hearts in the village. The concept was a simple one, the green was to be filled with beautiful unique gifts, serve delicious tea and coffee and play home to a boutique florist. It sounded perfect and exactly the kind of place I would like to spend…

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I Trashed My Dress : Our Alternative Wedding Photos

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter, there’s a good chance you’ll have seen me chatting about Scream Factory. For those of you who don’t have a clue what this is, let me introduce you to one of my husband’s family businesses. To give you the shortest version of this story, Jay and his Dad have a restoration business which they diversified five years ago and created an event management company to produce a Halloween event in the woods. It was inspired by the American Halloween Horror nights and a few hundred people attended. A few years down the…

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Events in the North East : Hardwick Live

Last year there were so many amazing new events in the North East that sadly due to work commitments I never got the chance to write about. Thankfully a few of them are coming back this year so I thought rather than writing about my experience the second time round, I’d share it now so you can go check them out yourselves! The only slight issue I’m going to have is that quite a lot of my photographs are currently trapped on my old laptop so you’re going to have to imagine for now! Hardwick Live took place for the…

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Sunderland Minster : The Projects

If you’re a regular Girl in the North reader then you’ll probably know by now how much I love my music. From Stevie Wonder to Alexisonfire, I’m a bit of mixed bag when it comes to tastes – if I can dance to it or scream to it… I’m generally happy with it! And what I love best is when music is used for a good cause. So when my good friend Woodie sent me a message the other night telling me about his event this Saturday The Projects – I jumped at the chance to go. The Projects is…

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The TeaShed Pop Up Launch : Newcastle

The other week when the lovely Anna from Fenwick dropped me an email inviting me along to the launch of The Teashed Pop Up cafe – I couldn’t say no. I’d already heard lots about The Teashed which was started by Jules Quinn only a couple of years ago. I popped Amy and Shannon a message to see if they were both free and headed through to a very rainy Newcastle. By the time we’d walked in the rain up to Fenwick’s, like any true Brit I was in desperate need of a cup of tea. I know the brand…

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