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Visiting Europe; Amsterdam

The Boat

DFDS Seaways are offering incrediable deals at the moment, and when we saw Newcastle to Amsterdam for only £71 for 2 people we decided this was not one to turn our nose up at! Although you need to be extremely flexable when booking such deals, and a little careful when reading the fine print in terms of Room’s and Views (bunkbeds and 4 wall views were not for us) you really can get some cracking bargins!

I spent a good hour trawling through the website manually searching days within the deal period until I found the only remaining Double Room with a Sea View. Booked!


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Global Rainbow; Olympic Games 2012

Begin a stereotypical female comes with its many stereotypes, one of which being we love twinkly lights. Having said that, the Global Rainbow, St Mary’s Lighthouse in Whitley Bay, Newcastle was fantastic making it a damn good job I asked on my feminine instincts.

The display was set up by American based artist Yvette Mattern as part of a collection of works known as Cultural Olympiad, demonstrating a series of art events throughout the UK on the run up to the Olympic games.
I wittered about going down to see it and it was well worth the drive! .. We hovered around for a good hour taking photos. The beams look different depending on the position of which you stand. Looking into the distance you see the beams merge into one, from the side beams shoot parallel to each other, and my personal favourite, looking towards the beams they widen as they shine into the sky.

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