With a Little Help From my Friends

So how do we top our last thrilling blog post with talk of breakfast from Greggs on The Nook? Well first lets recap.. We mentioned a family who had travelled from the other side of the world. New Zealand to be precise. They needed a place to stay in an emergency. The accommodation originally bookedContinue reading “With a Little Help From my Friends”

An Old School House

After reading our last blog post just over a week ago an old school friend of mine of over 30 years got in touch. Our South Shields self catering places were doing well. Really well. We’d been fully booked for weeks. And with Boris allowing the nation out to play we are expecting a boomContinue reading “An Old School House”

Aberdeen City Winter Woodland Walk

During the first lockdown, like many we slowed down. My kids decided to start spending half their time with me which we still do. We bonded more. And much of that was done in our family walks round our local area. The COVID rules were that we couldn’t leave the house apart from essential reasonsContinue reading “Aberdeen City Winter Woodland Walk”

Togetherness

This is a story about togetherness, Christmas and community spirit. Right here. In the heart of a hard working class town in the the North East of England. A special town. That is called South Shields. But it could equally have been Aberdeen! Which, despite some of the negative stories, a spirit which remains strongerContinue reading “Togetherness”

Necessary Evil Versus the Power of Social Media

Until the last year or so I have been busy building our small family business up. Literally almost brick by brick. But not quite! We’ve went from 2-3 places to 8-9, 250 miles apart in the last 2 years or so. Make that 258! That’s a fair few extra beds to fill. Especially when you’reContinue reading “Necessary Evil Versus the Power of Social Media”

14/9/20 Sunday Afternoon Family Walk

This afternoon, well yesterday but you know what I mean, I managed to drag my teenage son and daughter out for a walk. I wanted to head into the highlands, or maybe along Deeside but the script from my daughter was to “walk into town.” So given that she accompanied me for a wee tripContinue reading “14/9/20 Sunday Afternoon Family Walk”