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The sun has been shining here in Northumberland, so we took advantage at the weekend, grabbing a beach barbecue that lasted well into the evening. Disclaimer: this did involve yours truly dancing on picnic tables wearing a blanket and singing along to the Grease 2 soundtrack. And believe it or not, I hadn’t had a drop of alcohol. What can I say, embarrassing my kids is a natural talent…

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A treasure trove of cultural events, Alnwick Playhouse is one destination to put on the must-visit map, whether you are local to Northumberland or not.

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A couple of weeks ago, my husband and I were invited to review dinner at The Treehouse restaurant in Alnwick, Northumberland. The Treehouse is a truly unique setting; an incredible restaurant within The Alnwick Garden. The trip happily coinciding with our wedding anniversary, this is a breathtaking venue for special occasions and everyday meals alike.

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This weekend was a special one with both my siblings visiting, and 3 little cousins running around. Family time is always my favourite; and there was a fair amount of hysterical laughter.

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