Beamish Museum – the living museum of the North

I was offered tickets to Beamish Museum for the Festival of Steam and as both my parnter and myself love Beamish we just had to go. The festival ran over the weekend on April 9th -12th, but as we both came down with flu we had to go on the 12th Sunday which unfortunately for us after a week of high temperatures we got to go on probably the wettest day of the year so far. However this didnt dampen our spirits as we are regular visitors to Beamish and as its only 40 minute drive from where we live its always a great day out.

The friendly staff and volunteers dressed their costumes  always have a smile to share and offer any help or guidance, its wheelchair  friendly with exception to a couple of steep inclines, but Beamish run a trasport  service with access. Cost of Generic vardenafil

Our day started off with a tram ride into the town centre, as we now always head there first as the shops get busy you can buy fresh bread or old fashioned cakes, coconut haystacks and rockbuns to name a few and if you can resist the smell of fresh bread you must have no sense of smell, then onto the sweetshop for some old favourites. In the garage there was working steam models and all throughout the day different steam vehicles were driven through the town so 

there was always something to see .  We then took a bus to the farm as we wanted to see if there were any new additions since we were last there, and werent disappointed as it was lambing season.

By this time we were soaked so headed back to the car park for a change of coats and picnic lunch then out to play with the camera looking around all the old steam powered vehicles that were in pristine condition, sadly there didnt seem as many as on previous dry days but still enough to keep any petrol head enthralled.

After another hour of so looking we decided it was time to go, we would of stayed later had we  not resembled drowned rats, but on a plus side we will be buying our tickets at our next visit as Beamish has something on most weekends during the season  and for £18.50 a ticket this gets you entry as many times as you wish to visit.”we will be back”

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All photos copywrite of S.Seaman Photography,

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Go on feel it you know you want to, thats first thing i wanted to do when my this fab bean bag arrived and must admit as a touchy feely person i have a feel everytime i walk past it, lovely soft and warm the Icon Leopard print bean bag in XL is fab it measures a whopping 33inch diameter base and inches in height big enough for the tallest to the smallest in the family to use in comfort, I prefer the bean bag to the sofa as its like getting a big hug when you sit down. Made from high quality luxurious faux fur,the base is made in a matching colour faux suede. its part of the exclusive Icon range from BeanBagBazaar.The cover and filling is made to stringent fire safety regulations.
Made with 9 luzurious panels the bean bag looks fab in any room and is light enough to carry between rooms, at first the luxury long faux fur did shed a little but thats to be expected, but doesnt detract in any way from the overall quality of the beanbag, and even after being used now for a few weeks its still plump and fluffy. The beans are secured by a double zip, and overlocked stitching. Cost is £64.99 which included free delivery.
This soft chair is ideal for sophisticated style in bedrooms and living rooms. It is a designer bean bag which matches other faux fur ICON bean bags in the same collection.
If your interested in this or any other bean bag check out the fab range at www.beanbagbazaar.co.uk

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Karcher MV2 /vacuum Cleaner

I love reviewing Karcher Products as they always think outside of the box and their range of Vacuum cleaners carry this on, I was kindly sent the MV2 to review. This is still a work in progress review as it it more than just a vacuum cleaner.

This compact cleaner is lightweight and crams a powerful 1200w motor into its body, which at first doesnt seem very powerful,but what it can pick up compared to normal household vacs is quite surprising.
The MV2 is a wet and dry vacuum so it can pick up liquids from spills or leaks as easily as dust and rubble, yes you read that right rubble, with a whopping 12litre container.

The MV2 is ideal for workshops, cars and garages as well as indoor use.
It comes with a 4 metre cord, big enough for most jobs, and accessory pack including filter,and an onboard storage for the accessories its easy to assemble and use with easy to read instructions.
Technical data

Power corresponds to* (W)

Energy use (W)

Length of cord access. (m)

ID accessory (mm)

Container capacity / material l

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Voltage (V)

220 – 240
Weight (kg)

Dimensions (L x W x H) (mm)

369 x 337 x 430

If you would like to find out more about the . MV2 check out the website http://www.karcher.co.uk/uk/Products/Home__Garden/Vacuums/Multipurpose_vacuum_cleaners/16297630.htm

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Road Trip

Yesterday 30th Aug we decided last day of summer hols, so we needed a road trip, the sun was shining but boy was the wind also blowing, Myself and my partner set off in the landy to visit a local attraction we had seen on local tv this being Northumberlandi, the lady in the hills an approximate drive of half an hour we found the site quite easily not far from the main a19/a1m after the tyne tunnel.

Sadly as we are a bit out of shape at the moment the climb to the face was a bit to steep and as the wind was blowing to hard we decided not to venture to the top .DSC_0017

Next we continued our road trip to Morpeth where we stopped for a coffee and a browse of the local shops then we continued on our way along the beautiful Northumberland coastal route, up to Bamburgh Castle. I had been previously as a child on a family coach trip, we passed through Amble and Seahouses and the lovely Warkworth Castle all of which are worth a stop over if your having a day out,

Upon reaching Bamburgh We were amazed by the beauty of the Castle stood on the coastline in all its glory, not surprisingly its called the King of Castles. Firstly we had a walk along the beach and wow what a beach Miles of white sand and grassy dunes. You wont find a nice beach anywhere in the world like it in my opinion and plenty of places amongst the dunes to get away from the wind.DSC_0043 (2)

To top off our day we paid to go into the castle itself, £9.95 per adult and worth every penny the castle is huge and the admission lets you into 14 rooms  to admire the furniture, architecture and dress code of a byegone age.

later summer road trip

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For our next trip up the coast we aim to visit Holy Island as this is one place ive never been but its definitely on my bucket list.







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Here we are into january, the 2nd semester starts  on the 30th and i cant wait to get back to learning, but in the meantime i havent been idle. On 19th jan 2017 I married my long term partner Claire, it was a simple ceremony just us and  2 witnesses so here are just a few of the photos I took, with a little help from one of our witnesses my daughter kt.

Next in our journey of 2017 is we are heading for our first holiday in 13 yrs in june when we visit the lake district. Id love to review some Glamping sites or treehouses, ( i live in hope)


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Woolovers. 25Years of knitwear excellence


If like myself you havent heard of Woolovers, your missing out on something very exciting. I must of had my eyes closed for the last 25 years as until recently I hadnt heard of this fab company who are specialist knitwear providers for men and women.

Woolovers started as a small business in 1989 and are now a world class supplier of knitwear with over 750,000 satisfied customers, specializing in mens and womens jumpers in classic and contemperary styles.With over 160 styles  in 180 different colour combinations there is something for everyone who loves the feel of wool, cotton or cashmere.

Unlike most of the “wool” clothes bought on the high street Woolovers are made in association with the British Wool Board & Woolmark so quality is assured and every item is machine washable so you can buy and wear with confidence.




As you can see in the images the classical look never goes out of fashion and along with great prices Woolovers are exceptional value for money, and make great gifts and for the hard to please you can also buy giftvouchers.

The most flexible way to buy the perfect gift…


If thats no enough to whet your appetite get your wardrobe ready for winter with  some fab sale offers with 10% off all orders over £70,  by using the  code Anniv25 spend over £75 and take advantage of free delivery too.

So whatever you style or taste there realy is something for everyone, check out the website for further details, im not hunting the high street this yr for my jumpers i know where im buying mine from



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Salad Recipes, Well now that summer is upon is if your like me your already bored of the thought of salads every day, dont get me wrong i like salads on baking hot days, but find them urghhh after a few days and long for something tasty. 

That should now change as the fab people at Florette you know the ones famous for bags of crispy green leaves, have come up with a selection  of Florette Salad Recipes. Which can also be found on the website. There is a wide variety of recipes that should unbore even the less adventurous like myself so even on those less than summery days which lets face it in the UK we often have you can now conjure up wholesome appetising meals using salad, yes you heard right salad,

There is Courgette, PepperCress & Ricotta Soup which a serving for 2 only takes 20mins so time to get it made when the covers come out at Wimbledon. Or how about a PepperCress Pizza for when friends and family pop round for a nibble and only takes 15 mins. or if your having a Barbecue why not make a special sauce for the meat with PepperCress Chimichurri sauce, 


The ideas when you think about it for a few minutes are endless what you can really do with a salad, i hope ive given you food for thought why not check out the website  above and share with me any ideas for salad that you have.


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Feed the birds

I thought it was time for an update sorry to Farbrook Farms for not posting sooner, but i was lucky enough to be sent some fab products as i love feeding the birds that have started coming back into our garden, lately we have seen an increase in sparrows, blackbirds, starlings, and magpies, we even have a regular daily visitor of a pidgeon who we have named Percy.
I was sent to review A water drinker which looks like an upside down bottle on a plate, which i guess basically it is but the slow release means the water lasts for a while as it only releases onto the plate when it sways either in the wind or when a bird is on it having a drink of course when they fly away too it refills always leaving a fresh supply of water for the next bird.
I was also sent a fab ball ring which as you can see is self explanatory, fill the ring with fat balls and off you go, the circular design enables the birds to sit in the middle of the ring while eating, easy to refil it holds 10 fat balls and you can see at a glance when it needs refilling.
Last but not least the favourite bird product( not by me) definitely a hit with the birds is the fledgeling mix Our Fledgling Mix provides just the nutrition boost that baby birds and their parents need! It’s packed with high-energy ingredients such as suet, peanut grains, sunflower hearts and dried mealworms, enhanced with calcium-rich oyster shell. All the ingredients are in small pieces – easy for adults to take back to the nest and perfect for even tiny beaks!

Contains: pinhead oatmeal, peanut grains (free from aflatoxin), red & white millet, dried mealworms, sunflower hearts, suet pellets, oyster shell grit and canary seed
we use this in the hanging feeders and the bird table where Percy visits every night to enjoy his treat.

– See more at: http://www.feedyourbirds.co.uk/bird-food/bird-seed-mixes/fledgling#sthash.vWtR3c1K.dpuf

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Karcher -SC 2.500 C Steam cleaner


I love reviewing new products and when the guys from Karcher asked me to review their steam cleaner i admit i was a bit dubious having laminate floor my fitter told me not to use a steam cleaner on it due to water ingress. So when the steam cleaner sc2.500 arrived i looked at the box and thought how much hard work is this going to be?  but once unpacked  reading the easy to follow instructions in minutes i was ready to go extension tubes connected to the hose, water tank filled and clicked in place, this can be refilled at any time without removing it as it has a hole in the top so you

can use a jug .simple things make me happy. Next attach the cleaning cloth to the head another easy  step clip up the grip stretch the cloth over and grips down. (mind your fingers tho)DSCN0302

Next turn it on wait 6 minutes for the lights to change and off i go,No chemmicals needed. first i steam cleaned the floor, i need not of worried about wet getting into the laminate as it is steam it doesnt leave the floor wet for long, the machine i found compared to others was very light to manouvre as your not pushing a full cleaner but the hose and extension, and the big wheels on the machine make it very light and easy to pull along. I was overall extremely pleased with just how clean the floor was when i finished, after using a mop and bucket for the last 12 months this is just as easy to get out and use for better results. see pic below.

DSCN0307Next i tackled the bathroom sink and bath, changing the nozzle to the small brush attachment for more direct steam this was fab for getting around the taps and the flexi shower hose is like new again after giving it a blasting you dont realise where the dirt gathers till you really look for it. finally i used it to clean the grout on the tiles as a house of women who dye their hair its surprising where brown dye can end up! again with no effort this came off easily.

To say im impressed by my new steam cleaner is an understatement, its light flexible and easy to use, if i was to make one complaint its a minor one that i would of liked more electric cable, as it was a bit short and i had to use and extension lead, but overall its a fab cleaner and can be used not only on floors but cookers, sinks and wall tiles. and all this with no chemicals or additives the steam does it all. there is a multitude of accessories to go with the machine including a wallpaper stripper and upholstery attachment too, so one machine can clean it all.

The RRP is 232.09 GBP  which may seem a bit restrictive but for quality and versatility its well worth it compared to other steam cleaners for further information check out


Order no.: 1.512-352.0

SC 2.500 C Steam cleaner


The SC 2.500 C is a versatile steam cleaner engineered for hygienic, environmentally-friendly, deep cleaning without the need for chemicals. Ideal for floors, tiles, work surfaces, taps, mirrors, shower screens etc. With its innovative new ‘lamellae’ floor tool, it cleans up to 35% more effectively. Designed with two tanks, including a removable and refillable tank, for non-stop steam so you can finish the job faster. A gold standard product with money back satisfaction guarantee, it heats up 25% faster and uses 20% less energy than the SC 1.020. It is a steam mop and much more thanks to its versatile hand tools which clean surfaces, taps and glass. It features an adjustable steam control, on-board accessory storage and childproof lock. Includes: floor tool, terry cloths, hand and detail nozzles, round brush


  • Floor cleaning
  • Taps
  • Wash basin
  • Wall tiles
  • Windows, mirror
  • Extractor hood
  • Hobs

Features & Benefits

Steam flow control on handle
The steam volume can be adapted individually to the surface being cleaned and the level of dirt

4 metres cable length
Large operating radius: cleaning large rooms without any problems

Storage position for extension tubes
For practical and space-saving storage of extension tubes

Ergonomic steam gun, carrying handle
For the greatest comfort and good ergonomics in cleaning

Easy to understand controls
Self-explanatory operation for the greatest ease of use

Integrated cable storage compartment
Optimum cable storage to save space when storing the steam cleaner

Child lock on the steam gun
Protects against inappropriate use, e. g. by children

Short heating time (6 minutes)
Short waiting time: the steam cleaner is ready to use in just 6 minutes

On/Off switch on the machine
The steam cleaner can be switched off easily

Parking position for floor nozzle
For parking the extension tube and floor nozzle during use; practical storage