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Fenwick Christmas Window Newcastle 2018 – The Snowman

Sunday, 16th December, 2018

Fenwick Window 2018 - The Snowman

It’a another Christmas time tradition in Newcastle, the dressing of Fenwick Window in a Christmassy theme, and I’ve finally got it up here for you to see! This year it is the classic animated film that we all know and love and saw when we were kids, it’s The Snowman.

All the iconic scenes are here at Fenwick, and the windows look really good as they always do. From the Snowman riding the motorbike to dancing, flying and of course that party, everything is depicted with a different scene in each window. Some are static, with some having the added magic of being electronic, with the window coming to life.

If you haven’t managed to get down or don’t like in Newcastle, you can see the pictures below. There’s also links to the previous year’s windows.

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Newcastle Christmas Markets 2018

Saturday, 15th December, 2018

Newcastle Christmas Markets

I finally made it down to the Newcastle Christmas Markets this year!

I was there on Thursday checking them out, and took my camera to get some good photos of what we have in Newcastle. I had a quick look a few weeks ago on a night which makes much better photos, but I didn’t have my camera at the time, only my phone. It was so cold, but so sunny, the enemy of the photographer ๐Ÿ˜€

Trust that the day I go there’s the sun blazing down on me…Better than the rain I guess. You can also get some interesting effects with the sun which can look cool.

Anyway if you’re familiar with Newcastle or if you’re not, the Christmas Markets are around the main section of the middle of the city, which is around Grey’s Monument, Grainger Street and Grey Street, which is close to Northumberland Street, the main shopping street.

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Happy Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Friday, 14th December, 2018

Happy Christmas Jumper Day 2018

Happy Christmas Jumper Day!

Today marks the day where you can wear something festive! If you’ve check out my post on Christmas Jumpers there’s a few good ones you can get this year, and since I’ve already got so many, didn’t have to buy a new one for this year.

This year I have gone for my Santa Claws jumper which is mostly grey and red, and comes with the novelty knitted kitten with a Christmas hat. It is from a brand called Tipsy Elves, and I got this a couple of years ago.

Now is the time to get all festive and wear Xmas jumpers! We’ve got 10 days until Christmas Eve, so I’ll be wearing my festive knits on most days, in-keeping with the Christmas spirit.

Have a happy Friday! ๐Ÿ™‚


Hey Arnold Style

Monday, 10th December, 2018

Hey Arnold Style - Green Jumper And Red Check Shirt

Hello and happy Monday!

How was the weekend, good?

I got this green jumper ages ago, and I don’t wear it all too often. It’s been so cold lately and I’ve been wearing a lot of knits, jumpers and sweatshirts, so decided to give this a wear. Usually I layer jumpers with t-shirts for a more casual look, but I decided that I’d try pairing it with a shirt. Then I realised if I paired it with my red check shirt, it would look like Hey Arnold style! ๐Ÿ˜€

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Men’s Christmas Gift Ideas – What To Get Them This Year

Thursday, 6th December, 2018

Men's Christmas Gift Guide - Ideas For Presents For Guys In 2018

Is it just me, or does it seem to get harder and harder to buy presents for guys these days? No matter if you’re shopping for your dad, brother, grandad, friend or even yourself, men are usually the most difficult to buy for.

My Christmas gift guide is here! Packed with ideas to help you get some best presents for the man in your life. In the guide I’ve picked out some things in a range of price points, so whether you’re looking for that ‘main’ present, or just a stocking filler, there’s something which you’ll be able to get.

I’ve got things that every guy needs covered; From grooming to aftershaves, tech and gadgets, some clothing and of course that all important food and drink.

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Canada Goose Jacket Test – 8 Years Of Ownership

Monday, 3rd December, 2018

Wearing my Canada Goose Chilliwack Bomber Jacket - The 8 Year Test

How many items of clothing can you say you bought years ago, and not only still own today, but still wear? My Canada Goose jacket which I got is certainly one of them. I got this jacket way back in 2010, when this blog was starting to take it’s shape, and It was one of the most exciting things I wrote about back then.

It’s a brand renowned for it’s quality, and also infamous for being expensive. When I got my Canada Goose coat I was pretty certain that this would last me a long time. Not only in terms of style and fashion, but in terms of build quality, I knew that it was going to be my proper Winter coat for years to come.

How has my Chilliwack Bomber stacked up 8 years later? Pretty well? No, I think it’s a lot better than that.

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Hoodie Layering & The Black Friday Weekend

Tuesday, 27th November, 2018

Layering Black Hoodie With Camel Overcoat

Hey guys happy Tuesday!

What did you think of the Black Friday weekend, and did you get anything? I did pick up a couple of things, some for myself, and presents for others too. Also, how cold is it now!? I have dug my black hoodie out again and this time round tried layering it with my camel overcoat – Let me know what you think.

So, the Black Friday Weekend…

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About The Weekend – By The River Brew Co

Monday, 19th November, 2018

Drinks at By The River Brew Co

Happy Monday guys!

Did you have a good weekend? Mine was good, filled with drinks, good times and of course the football.

We went over to the new shipping container complex on the Gateshead side of the Quayside, By The River Brew Co. It’s been there a couple of months now, and has a few places to drink, as well as a lot of street food places. It’s a cool spot, similar to something like Box Park in London, and our very own Stack Newcastle.

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