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    Starting University and getting through the first year.

    In a couple of weeks time I will be back to university and to say it is life changing is an understatement, im going into the 2nd year of my Extended Media degree, but its my third year at uni as its an extended degree course the first year was similar to a college access course. I have met some fab people and friends for life even though i’m not actively doing as much as some people due to anxieties some have gone on to do greater things. Below is a post from a course friend who started uni last September feeling anxious and suffering nerves afraid of new situations…

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  • Health

    It aint easy being wheezy

    Damn You Asthma As you may have noticed i love getting out for walks along the Durham Coastal Path, but i’ve been absent this last two weeks. I went for a walk couple of weeks ago and found it a struggle to make it up the sandbanks onto the footpath I became extremely breathless, weak everywhere, shaky and sticky, once i made it to the top which isn’t very far at all and not very steep I had to stop to take my rescue inhaler.(ventolin) the car was parked a five-minute walk away so I took my time and kept stopping to take pictures. I bumped into two fellow photographers…

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    Bucket List

    As today my other half is at work and im bored of scrolling facebook etc I thought id hit the blog up so pondered a bucket list, or things id like to do before i’m 60 (oh my im getting old). We have already decided a two year plan for when I finish University we are looking to relocate to either North Yorks or to the Scottish Borders as we both love the idea of country living, but its just not practical yet or id move in a heartbeat. Would need a job any offers greatfully accepted. I will post my list further down but after googling I found this…

  • Food

    Back to School With BOKA

    Boka is the new all green for go traffic light snack you wont feel guilty about eating.  The full set of green traffic  lights means each bar is super low in fat, saturates, sugars and salts, and only 96 calories in a bar. Named after the Italian Bocca for mouth Boka bars come in four flavours Caramel, Strawberry, Apple Cinammon and Choco Mallow. It took the creators a lot of trial and error to get the flavours right and I believe they have achieved this. Four green lights means its good to go no hidden sugars or anything else that is deemed bad for you. The first snack bar in…

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    WORKING LIKE A DREAM: UK’S TOP 10 ‘DREAM JOBS’ REVEALED

    The day has arrived after the summer holidays the kids are back to school and the majority of us back to work. Are you in a job you hate and only doing it for the money?, or do you dream of working for yourself. Personally Im dreaming of working in PR once i finish my University degree in 20/20. I have done the dog walking/petsitting one after a few succesful years it went well when I was single but its hard when you have a family to leave them for weeks on end, unless you both do it, it can work. Opportunities abound to be a model, a sommelier, or…

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    Wedding Weather, what does mother nature hold in store for your big day?

    Planning a wedding is a huge responsibility for any bride and groom to be but one thing that is out of everyone’s control is Mother Nature and the weather. On my own wedding day we had ice, snow, sleet and brilliant sunshine and i got wed in January so mostly what we expected the biggest worry was would we even make it to the Registry Office. The Fab peeps at  Monsoon have created a weather forecast to help plan your big day. Using official Met Office rainfall data, we’ve looked back and analysed 86 years’ worth of statistics to establish which days have historically been the driest and which days have…

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    Madagascar comes to Sunderland Empire

    Are you ready to “Move it, Move it? I am that’s right Madagascar the musical will be visiting the Sunderland Empire. From the 28th August for a short run until 1st Sept.  Click on the Picture below for a preview.   Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Madagascar – The Musical follows all of your favourite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo and find themselves on an unexpected journey to the madcap world of King Julien’s Madagascar. Alex the lion is the king of the urban jungle, the main attraction at New York’s Central Park Zoo. He and his best…

  • Whats On

    Hartlepool Steam Punk Festival

    Everyone knows how popular the Whitby Steampunk event are and now there is a new event the block as Hartlepool hosts the Hartlepool Steampunk Weekend.  Sept 8th & 9th Free entertainment during the day including Captain Leaky and his steampunk camper van. The Saturday evening sees and evening of Entertainment inside the Old Town hall. Including in no particular order of fabulousness, local North East band The Pastures, Illusionist Foxee Stole, legendary swamp-dwellering slaughterhouse blues band The Wattingers, multi-talented Greg Chapman (Juggler, Comedian, Unicyclist, Escapologist, Storyteller, Magician….), the very lovely Burlesque Dancer Pansy Cheung, and headline act, The Filthy Spectacula. (I am advised to issue a health warning here –…

  • Photography

    The Milky Way

    Some people would think it mad, some foolish staying out till 3 or 4 am to get a shot of the milky way, but that is what me and a group of friends done last week. ive always wondered in awee how people get these fab photographs. So when my local group decided to have a late night i was up for the challenge. We set off at 9pm in a convoy of 3 cars headed for “Dark Skies” driving along familar roads with street lights then out into the country side crossing single lane bridges that were built for horse and carts.  After and hour and a half we…

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    Digital Scavenger Hunt

    The Hunt is on: Students could win a year’s tuition fees by completing digital scavenger hunt The UK’s largest student accommodation provider is giving students a chance to win a year’s free university tuition, if they can complete a ‘digital scavenger hunt’. The Leap Digital Scavenger Hunt will send digital-savvy students on an adventure around the internet for the chance to earn more than £9,000 – equivalent to a year’s tuition fees – as UK fees remain the highest in Europe. The UK’s largest student accommodation provider has launched a digital scavenger hunt which gives students a chance to win a year’s free tuition, if they can complete the three-round…

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