North East Spotlight: Top Four Dogs Walks in Teesside

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I absolutely love taking my dog Fidget for a walk. I can be a bit of a couch potato usually and spend most of my time on my phone or iPad, but now I love getting out into the fresh air and connecting with Fidget on our walks twice a day. Our morning walks are a brisk thirty minutes around the neighbourhood and a nearby field, but on the evenings and weekends we like to venture out further for some fun adventures. I’m listing below some of my favourite dog walks in Teesside so you and your four legged friend can explore them too!

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My Autumn Essentials

Autumn is well and truly here and, much to my surprise, I’m really feeling the autumnal vibes this year! Maybe because this is the first year I’ve really been in the blogging sphere and, as we all know, bloggers go crazy when those leaves start to fall. The change in season has really inspired and motivated me this year and I can already see a change in my make up and clothes. I thought that today I’d share with you my must have items for the autumn months.

 

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North East Spotlight: Bannatyne Spa, Darlington

As much as I love autumnal settings – crunchy orange leaves, shiny brown conkers, cosy nights – the cold weather, wind and rain (thanks the North) can sometimes get me down. The dark mornings officially upon us and I for one am trying to save my remaining annual leave days for Christmas. Sometimes we just need a little pick me up and so this time of year I love to treat myself to a spa day on the weekend. One of my favourite spas to visit is the Bannatyne Spa in Darlington.

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Food Review – Barbarossa Wood-Fired Pizza Kitchen and Bar

In recent years the Baker and Bedford Street area of Middlesbrough has transformed into a culinary delight, what with events and companies such as Orange Pip and Songbird Bakery. One of my favourite places to visit around this end of town is Barbarossa Pizza kitchen. I recently revisited and as the food was as good as it always is, I thought I’d dedicate a post to my favourite pizza place.

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North East Spotlight: Betty Leigh Boutique

If you live in the Teesside area, you may have heard of the regeneration happening in Redcar with the Northern Quarter. I love the new additions to the nightlife, with cocktail bars La Rum Bar, No. 5 Cocktail and Wine Bar and Bar Eleven, as well as Black Slab, a record and male fashion store. However my favourite addition to the Northern Quarter has to be Betty Leigh Boutique.

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A Roman Holiday

I love looking back through old photos, and recently stumbled across the pictures from my trip to Rome last year. The trip was my present for my boyfriend’s twenty-first birthday and we spent three nights in June exploring the city. We had an amazing time exploring the city and celebrating both Liam’s birthday and the end of our time at university, as we jetted off just after our last exams. I thought I’d share with you some of our highlights.

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Pumpkin Soup Recipe

As soon as the colder weather comes around, my love for cooking and baking reignites. Working over a hot oven in the summer just doesn’t appeal, but in autumn and winter I crave warming meals and desserts. One of my favourite things to bake is a family favourite, corned beef pie, but I also love to make huge pans of soup. I’ve experimented with tonnes of flavours, but my favourite has to be pumpkin soup – keep reading for the recipe.

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