Hot Chocolate! Turkey! Gingerbread! It's that time of year again.
Of course we celebrated Christmas in Newcastle (student style) before going home!
The student version of a Christmas Tree
After a very long semester one at uni I'm finally off again to spend Christmas at home.
The Christmas deco at home was a bit more lavish...
Of course there was ridiculous amounts of champagne to be consumed...
Ginger bread making!
Clearly it was a tough job
And let the feasting begin!
Terry the Turkey :)
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I cannot believe that my first year of uni life is really over and I'm half way through my entire uni life. A few years ago, I would never expect myself taking the course I am now taking and being at the university I am at now. Since the start of Year 10 when we started uni talks and career talks I have always wanted to do law in Australia. Somehow as I made my way through high school this decision slowly changed. After an internship at a law firm, I no longer wanted to be a lawyer, in fact I had no idea... read more »
Acabo de leer sobre la muerte por frío del periodista inglés Lee Halpin al intentar intentar mostrar la vida de los ´sin techo. Me pregunto: ¿Dónde está el límite ante la necesidad de ´ganarse la vida`, tu vocación y las exigencias de "la jungla laboral"? Quiero pensar que está en el sentido común, en las necesidades básicas, en la ética, en la honestidad, en el talento y en la dignidad personal y profesional de cada uno, y en la jerarquía que cada cual le dé a estas cosas. ¿Merece la pena morir? ¿Merece... read more »
Ο Sir Alex Ferguson δε θα τιμωρηθεί τελικά για τη συμπεριφορά του στον πρόσφατο αγώνα με τη Newcastle καθώς δεν αποτυπώθηκε στο φύλλο αγώνα η επιθετική του συμπεριφορά έναντι του διαιτητή και του επόπτη της αναμέτρησης μετά την επικύρωση του δεύτερου γκολ των Magpies. Ο Σκοτσέζος τεχνικός έγινε έξαλλος όταν ο διαιτητής αποφάσισε να παραβλέψει την υπόδειξη του επόπτη για off-side καθώς θεώρησε ότι ο Evans δεν επηρεάστηκε από τον επιθετικό προτού σημειώσει αυτογκόλ.
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A very low-calorie diet of 600 calories a day may be able to reverse type 2 diabetes, preliminary research suggests. Eleven people who had been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within the past four years slashed their calories for eight weeks, sticking to a diet of liquid diet drinks and non-starchy vegetables. Three months after [...] read more »
It was a pleasure and a privilege for me to meet Stephen Gilbert on Saturday 22nd October 2011 when he visited Outpost Housing Projectthe charity of which I am Patron.
Stephen Gilbert MP and Ellen Dean - PatronStephen was impressed to learn that Outpost (established in 1995) helps and supports young people aged between 16 and 25 who identify as LGBT (lesbian/gay/bisexual/trans) and who are either homeless, have a housing need, or are facing discrimination.Stephen met and talked with some of the young ... read more »
My niece Amy Addison and cousin Val Brennan Zip across the river Tyne from the top of The Baltic Art Gallery - Gateshead side - to the Newcastle Quayside in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Well done to all who took part :-)
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I am proud and honoured to be the first Patron of Outpost Housing Projectbased in Jesmond, Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the northeast of England, UK.
The following pictures speak for themselves.
Please support this project.
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First impressions are formed within seconds of meeting people. It's a fact.We all want people to like us on first meeting, don't we? We want to strike the right cord. We want to make a positive impression on whoever we meet wherever we meet them, be it out shopping, on holiday or at that all important interview or business meeting.We all want to feel comfortable in what we are wearing. If we look good, we feel good. But sometimes it's so difficult to get it right!Yesterday, I had image consultant Kathryn... read more »
North East of England's Best Selling author Janet Macleod-Trotter was due to guest on my radio showDurham Dales Radio on Saturday 18th December to talk about her new book 'The Vanishing of Ruth' but, because of the adverse weather forecast, she has had to cancel. Janet will now guest in the New Year.
Let me tell you something about her new book:
The Vanishing of Ruth
Janet is now concentrating on writing mystery novels with unusual settings.
Her new novel,The Vanishing of Ruth, is inspired by her o... read more »