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Northumberland Countryside

So blessed to be just an hour’s drive away from the beautiful Northumberland countryside. I took advantage of the long weekend to explore and walk along Hadrian’s wall, from Housesteads Roman Fort to Sycamore Gap. Then stayed over in a warm country cottage in Bardon Mill, where everything outside is pitch black at night and… Continue reading Northumberland Countryside

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The Family in London!

To start off our two-week adventure we headed to London from Newcastle by train. Tess and I have been there a few times before but this was our parents’ first so we were all excited. It was a super chilly morning. Good thing we had access to the first class lounge. The past two times… Continue reading The Family in London!

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Sun and Fun at Durham

Being a quick 10-minute ride away, Durham is one of those easy day trips from Newcastle. I have been there in 2010 but it was around March or April, and the weather wasn’t exactly the best. I guess second time’s the charm because it was sunny and bright when I went back with my parents.… Continue reading Sun and Fun at Durham

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Strolling by the Quayside

We were blessed with good weather yesterday and so I thought of taking the parents out to Quayside for a leisurely stroll. It was their first time to take the Metro here in Newcastle. We reached the city center in about 15 minutes from Benton. We sat and looked around for a bit before walking… Continue reading Strolling by the Quayside

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A Day in the Life of Harry Potter

It is every Potterhead’s dream to bask in the glory of J.K. Rowling’s magical universe and I got the chance to do so at the Harry Potter Studios in Leavesden. It had just opened a few months before I was set to visit England so I was absolutely chuffed to take a tour.¬†Fortunately we were… Continue reading A Day in the Life of Harry Potter