BP Portrait Award 2015

The shortlist of the annual portrait competition is on display at the National Portrait Gallery in London. It’s the thirty-sixth year of the competition and there were 2,748 entries by artists from 92 countries around the world. Not surprising when first prize is £30,000! ...Read More

The Blaydon Race 2015 Report

Every year, on the 9th of June, Blaydon Harrier and Athletic Club organise a road race from Newcastle to Blaydon. The iconic 1862 Geordie song ‘Blaydon Races’ is used as the inspiration and as many details as possible from the song are incorporated. Hence ...Read More

School Holiday Laziness

Monday morning after half term and we’ve had to drag ourselves out of bed and try to restart the usual weekly routine. They will come home from school tonight and tell me about all the wonderful things their friends have been doing over half ...Read More

Meet the Publishers Event

I was browsing the website of the British Library when I saw an advertised event titled ‘Meet the Publishers’. The brief description was: Are you a writer looking to be published? Do you want an insight into how editors identify new talent and the ...Read More

Hunter’s Chicken – First Attempt

I was in a restaurant recently and spotted ‘Hunter’s Chicken’ on the menu, described as chicken breast wrapped in bacon, cooked in BBQ flavoured tomato sauce and topped with cheese. Since it incorporates nearly all my oldest daughter’s favourite ingredients I thought we should ...Read More

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