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Saucy Burger

In the beginning, there was only sauce…
We had a dream of creating a gastronomic experience like no other, the guiltiest of saucypleasures, a dirty little secret too good to keep to yourself. lowest price generic viagra

So here i am sharing my new found guilty pleasure and my first line is a confession, #i’m a lightweight.

I love food,I really love food  but you need a very healthy apetite to sample the wares at Saucy Burger  now that is off my chest dont let it put you off the food is totally amazeballs the variety you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else.  At first glance the menu looks odd maybe even quirky but it works. My partner Claire and i had the opportunity to review one of Sunderland finest resteraunts  so here we go with my totally unbiassed review.

We were offered the Happy Hour  specials menu  at just £12.95 per person  was a good price for the amount of food we were about to consume. which included starter, burger, fries and a drink we were also offered a dessert in the interest of research. order generic viagra from canada

For starters i opted for the Popping Chicken Bites, in a buttermilk batter served with asian slaw and sweet chilli sauce, a lovely way to start a meal not too heavy but more than enough for the largest of apetites. while Claire had mac and cheese, which seems odd as a starter but worked well in  thick smokey and cheesy sauce topped with crisp cheesy herb crumb.

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for mains we both had the BWA, burger with attitude and boy what an attitude 7oz Hamburger, melted Cheddar cheese, low and slow BBQ pulled pig, our signature sweet and sticky rib glaze, shredded iceberg, tomato, pickles and accompanied with smokey BBQ sauce. at the half way mark we were both struggling to finish but decided the show must go on the burger was meaty and not chewy. The BBQ pulled pork in its own sticky glaze was to die for and would keep any pulled pork lover happy on its own. While I had chunky chips claire opted for the fries both of which were seasoned and tasty. vardenafil hcl 20mg tab vs viagra


After finishing the main it was onto desserts  i had the light choice of Lemon Meringue pie whilst my other half had the Toffee Crunch Pie, whilst if13820742_623393541157734_973550655_n 13819446_623393537824401_815827689_n found my Lemon Meringue could of been a bit more lemony it was tasty and just about the right size and the Toffee crunch pie topped with cream and pieces of dime bar was delicious.

We visited on a monday Teatime so it was fairly quiet and didnt wait long at all for our freshly cooked food the staff were attentative and accomodating and as it was quiet it gave us a chance to appreciate the decor which i adored, the stairway 13819475_623393551157733_2087607321_n which was more noticable on leave was colourful and tastefull, i love the rope lights above the table which look like gas type lamps 13820928_623393501157738_2027137268_n , the bar and dining area is strange in it feels cluttered and crowded but it has plenty of room but has an ambience of its own the seating was comfortable and could of easily lingered longer.  13820583_623393504491071_777621057_n want buy some viagra

and yes that is a fresh popcorn maker on the end of the bar, with its tempting aroma of more food, if only we could of managed it.

We left feeling very full and a tad disappointed by the fact we were unable to go for the freak shakes, we are already planning our next visit just for these and maybe the waffle burger. If you like burgers you cant go far wrong than a visit to Saucy Burger which is located next to Pets at Home on Timber Beach Road, Sunderland.


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Harrogate Food Festival


One of my favourite days out has to be Harrogate Food Festival. Set in the beautiful surrounds of Ripley Castle in Harrogate. This year promises to be as good if not better than previous years with Michelin Starred chefs and top celebrity cooks including –


Featuring something for every taste bud and lots to see and do -Aga Rangemaster chefs theatre, cake and bake theatre, a drinks theatre, pop up resteraunts. artisan producers market, vintage cider tent, and even unsigned music awards on the live music stage. And not forgetting food lots of product sampling and buying a must for any foodie. Ths show runs from Aug 19th to 21st and to coincide im running a competition on my facebook page giving away 3 pairs of tickets for the day of your choice, follow this linky https://www.facebook.com/dailybrewsnews/app/228910107186452/

and if our not lucky enough to win tickets can be purchased on the website http://foodies.seetickets.com/event/foodies-festival-harrogate/ripley-castle-harrogate/947387


Good Luck and hope to see you there.

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Dimplex Danville Electirc Fire- seeing is believing

I was fortunate enough to review a new electric fire as our old one was barely sending any heat out the flicker effect had stopped working and being a silver surround it looked grubby. Enter the Dimplex Danville rather than just write about this fire i have posted a video review on you tube. https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DSomv74JNugk&h=VAQGchlhM


The fire is one of the Opti_myst range from Dimplex, The Opti-Myst gives a real flame effect not just flickering lights. for a full 3d effect. A simple idea but so much more effective than a normal electric fire giving a real flame effect without the smoke. How can Dimplex do this simply by adding a refillable tank in the fire, the process for this is straightforward and easy to install. I got a builder friend to install mine but could so easily of done it myself. It was like changing a like for like fire the difference being with the water tank this sits neatly inside a sump which generates the steam, its also very easy to refill just remember to use filtered water to stop any build up of limescale. The tank is sited underneath the coals which just lift out, no weight and no mess, refill the bottle reinsert and pop coals back on.

The fire comes with a remote control for heat and light and heat  optimisation as well as a set of controls neatly hidden away under the hood, which just flicks up. Dimplex have a wide range of fires to suit all decors and budgets.

Would i recommend the Opti-Myst range to friends and family? without a doubt it looks fab, performs well and well we cant wait till winter to snuggle up in front of ours. More information on the Dimplex range can be found at http://www.dimplex.co.uk/fires

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Kingslodge Inn, Durham

When i was asked if I would like to review the Kingslodge Durham, I jumped at the chance as love food as my body shape will testament to.

Despite living in the Durham area i Hadnt heard of the Kingslodge previously but then I dont get out as much as i should. It is one of Durham Cities hidden gems in my opinion, located a stones throw from the city centre and train station, The Kingslodge inn is tucked away behind houses yet it is surrounded by some wonderful countryside known as Flass Vale.


The Bar area of the resteraunt is dog friendly, so ideal place to stop off after a walk up flass vale or if you shopping in town a 5 minute walk away.Newly refurbished to a high standard yet a homely feel , with stove fires. The staff are friendly local people and made my partner and myself and Essie our 4 month old cockerpoo very welcome.


Next onto Lunch we had been warned to wear comfy clothes as the portions were big and we certainly werent dissapointed I ordered deep fried potato skins with sweet chilli and garlic dips while my partner had home made pate on toasted bread. Ive never had a starter as big as this and was greatful i didnt order chips with my main. The skins were cooked to perfection nice and crispy with a mild garlic dip and chilli sauce.

Mains I had Sticky Lemon Chicken Tempura and Claire opted for the Kingslodge burger, the chicken was in a nice  light crispy batter and the lemon sauce was divine with no hint of bitterness. The burger was as expected after the starter more than enough for the most ravenous apetite made with lean aberdeen angus beef you could taste the quality in the meat.

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next onto dessert where i ordered a Knickerbocker Glory and wow what a Glorious site it was, not for the faint hearted.. Traditional with ice cream fresh strawberries and topped off with Chantilly cream i did wonder how or if i would ever get through it all , but i did though i confess i didnt eat for the rest of the day/evening. Claire ordered the warm double chocolate brownie which was equally as delicious and chewy.

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The Kingslodge is in the process of refurbishing its bedrooms and we are hoping to spend a night there once complete, and again they have a dog friendly room so you can visit the wonderful city of Durham and take a pet with you.

Overall we found the Kingslodge easy enough to find even for the most anxious driver, friendly accomodating staff, nothing is too much bother and dog friendly Essie loved the fuss and the biscuits she was given.

Will definitely be visiting again soon. If you like the look  of the Kingslodge all the details of overnight stays menus and prices can be found on the website and i can safely say you wont be dissapointed.







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.
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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.

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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.