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UK holiday. [10 Oct 2012|10:24am]

I live in Australia and I hope to be coming to the UK for a holiday in April of 2014.
My daughter, my friend and I will spend about 4 weeks there traveling from London and doing all the sites.
We had hoped to spend some time in some cottages in some quiet places taking in the country side.

I'd love to hear from anyone who might have some ideas of historical sites to visit while in the Lakes district. Things that aren't commonly known .
to the average tourist. We are all into medieval re-enacting so it would be a real bonus to witness some
real historical stuff.

Thanks for any help you can provide.
We are so looking forward to seeing your wonderful place.
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:o [13 Jun 2009|11:01pm]

Hi everyone,

I just noticed ho quiet it is here! So i thought i'd make a post.

If you've got some time to kill and are looking to make some new mates check out:

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story requests [09 Mar 2009|10:29am]

Hi everyone, im part of a group of students at teeside uni and were trying to do a reconstruction film as part of our degree. We're hoping people here and n other communities may be able to provide us with uplifting or happy events/news/stories that we can reconstruct as part of a 5-7 minute film. We would prefer light hearted stories opposed to all the local crime stories we all know about already.

thankyou to anybody who reads this post and even more thanks to anybody who can provide suggestions.
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The Beautiful Aim? Average north east footballer to Premiership footballer in one year? [22 Sep 2008|05:13pm]

I just thought that this might be interesting to some people (sorry if it has been posted previously).

A friend of mine with the guidance of a team of experts is currently attempting to go from 23 year old fanatic with average footballing skill to a Premiership footballer in just one year.

He is recording his journey through with regular mini-documentaries, video diaries and blogs on his website at


Here is trailor for his documentary on Youtube:

There is more information on his website and I'm sure he would appreciate any comments, advice and help.
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Durham Book Festival 08 [21 Aug 2008|12:10pm]




Durham Book Festival

17th -26th October 08

“Celebrate your passion for books”


DCA are proud to announce the re-launch of the Durham Literature Festival as the re-vamped and revitalised Durham Book Festival 2008.

 This year's festival aims to offer something for everyone, with a wide range of events across Durham City and County to inspire, excite and challenge all ages!

 We’re not just celebrating books but all forms of the written word. So if you’re not into hardbacks, no problem! Do you read newspapers, magazines, books, websites, blogs or e-readers? Our nine day festival will explore all these are more…

 However we need enthusiastic, motivated volunteers like you to make it happen!

 Our volunteers are essential to the success of the festival and are very much part of the team. If you have a passion for the written word and can dedicate some free time to promoting or running the festival then we would like to hear from you!

Contact: Nicola Wilson, Volunteer Co-ordinator on miss.n.wilson@hotmail.com for further information and access to an application form. You may also wish to check our www.bookfestival.org.uk

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11th May Newcastle [03 May 2008|03:50pm]


Newcastle, who's there?
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[27 Mar 2008|03:35pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Ok, so I've revamped my earlier post from today and hopefully the information below is now acceptable.

Visit my Ebay listing to find pictures of North East and Cumbrian landscapes. There are only a few there so far but if you want to view other pictures in the same light click on the banner at the bottom of this post.

Thank you for looking! :)

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[25 Mar 2008|07:20pm]

[ mood | curious ]

Hi, I've just joined this community and am wondering whether posts in relation to Ebay are allowed. My reason for asking is that I advertise my other half's photography site on there...well I've actually got three of his pics for sale atm but am working on listing more! His current pics are:

The Tyne Bridge in B&W
The Angel of the North in colour
Sunset on Derwent Water

His website is called hellvellynsviews.com and can be found HERE and is a photography site dedicated to scenery in relation to the North East and Cumbrian landscapes.

Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

Thank you so much for responding.

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Murder Most Horrid [23 Mar 2008|08:04pm]

Does anyone know of anywhere that does murder mystery nights or weekends in the north-east?
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[11 Mar 2008|11:21am]

Are dogs welcome in Saltwell Park?
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Durham reading group anyone? [14 Feb 2008|10:27pm]

I'm planning to start a reading group to meet monthly in pubs/cafes in Durham city centre. I'm trying to set up something for younger people (interest so far has been from people in their twenties), who can't easily get to other groups because of when they are timed. Currently thinking of meeting on a weekday evening or a Saturday afternoon. Books to be decided by members - not genre-specific. For more information e-mail sam.d@btinternet.com.
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[13 Dec 2007|06:16pm]

Exciting New Products listed on the Cool Glowy Things website!!

I am the researcher and developer as well as the main buyer for http://www.coolglowythings.com
My job is to scour the globe for the coolest glowy stuff around to bring to you!

With that in mind, I bring you this Shameless Plug™ :)

NEW!! Shimmer Tealight Holders, LED Glowstick Poi, Firefly LED Table Light and the i-Look Speakers are here, live and available!!
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Fat Buddha [30 Oct 2007|11:13am]

Has anyone eaten at Fat Buddha in Durham?

Would you recommend it, and errr, where is it?!

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Wedding DJ [02 Oct 2007|01:43pm]

[ mood | hopeful ]

Hi all

I'm getting married next June, and I need a wedding DJ - wedding is in Northumberland, so any ideas? please send me any info you might have.


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[25 Sep 2007|10:16am]

Just a little bit of spam...

Anyone interested in joining an online book club should visit theljbookclub!
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[24 Aug 2007|04:26am]

Nobodys posted here in ages.
Was wondering if any of you will be supporting Liam in Big Brother final
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Quick question......... [20 May 2007|02:19pm]

[ mood | confused ]


Just wondering, does anyone know what time Starbucks in Newcastle (the one opposite Central Station)closes on week nights??

Starbucks.co.uk doesn't say or give the phone no. of the store!!


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North Tyneside Libraries [09 Mar 2007|08:37am]

A little unusual I know, but I thought I'd mention it. Anyone can join North Tyneside libraries, there's no need for ID anymore. The libraries are currently running a promotion for new joiners (or those who recommend others to join if you're already a member).

All you need to do is go to one of the libraries and join (or come with the person recommended) and then you get a Spread the Word collector card. With it you need to visit the library on 4 separate occasions and either borrow a book/DVD/CD or use the internet computers and you'll get a stamp. Complete the card before 25th March and get entered into adraw to win all sorts of prizes including XBox360, Plasma TV, laptop, ipod, book tokens (of course).

It's a pretty good competition, but it does involve a small amount of work.

I can't enter - so good luck to anyone who does.
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Durham University 175th Anniversary Celebrations [08 Mar 2007|02:40pm]

2007 marks Durham University's 175th anniversary. The University is celebrating with a number of events at their campuses in Durham City and Stockton-on-Tees.

From Monday 12th - Saturday 17th March there are a number of events happening at Durham University's Queen's Campus in Stockton-on-Tees.
More information about these can be found here but some of the highlights are:

14 March, 13.00-16.00, Stockton Town Centre
Student Showcase. Extravaganza in Stockton town centre featuring street theatre and music performances to promote the 175 Celebrations. This is a free event, and we hope to see you on the day.

14 March, 19:15, ARC Theatre, Stockton
In Conversation with Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate Professor Michael O’Neill chairs an evening of questions and answers with the Poet Laureate, including some readings of his work by Andrew Motion himself. This is a free event, please apply for tickets at the ARC Theatre Box Office on 01642 525199.

17 March, 11.00-17.00, Queen's Campus, Teesdale, Thornaby, Stockton on Tees
Family Fun Day.
Students will introduce even more colour and entertainment during the day and provide classes in chocolate tasting, singing, dancing, painting and picture framing, traditional playground games. International students will also be present, wearing their traditional dress and talking about their home cultures.
A range of sports competitions will take place featuring local schools, businesses and Queen's Campus students, these include a 5-a side football tournament and Dragon Boat Racing!
Visitors can also experience a series of interactive exhibitions focusing on three main time periods: past (1832), present (2007) and future (2032). There will be a special photo exhibition detailing the history of the University, and Queen's Campus.
This is a free event, and we look forward to seeing you on the day.

For your chance to win a 32" LCD TV click here to download a leaflet and bring it along to the Family Fun Day on the 17th March!
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[26 Feb 2007|08:19pm]

Question: A friend and I are going to be attending the Masters Programme in creative writing at Newcastle Uni, she in the fiction strand, and myself in the poetry. Anyone else ever taken this course?

Another question: Where should we stay? We've both spent considerable amount of time in the UK, but never on our own or for long periods at a time. We'll be staying a year and would prefer our own flat, or perhaps another roommate or two. We'd like to not stay in dorms. Where could we begin searching for this type of housing? Any websites you recommend?
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