Catherine Thomson

Blog Theatre United Kingdom

First Encounters with Shakespeare: Romeo and Juliet

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Catherine Thomson

Is Shakespeare for children? How about a Shakespeare tragedy? One with murder, deceit and suicide? You wouldn’t think so would ...

Blog North East England Theatre

Review: Music from the Movies

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Catherine Thomson

We’ve taken our children to see plays, musicals and ballets before – but we’d never taken them to see an ...

Cinderella at Newcastle’s Northern Stage
Christmas Theatre

Cinderella at Northern Stage

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Catherine Thomson

We had an absolute “ball” watching Cinderella at Newcastle’s Northern Stage. This modern adaptation of the classic fairytale showcased the ...

Quad Biking and Camel Riding in Essaouira
Africa Blog

Quad Biking and Camel Riding in Essaouira

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Catherine Thomson

When I suggested taking our children quad biking in Essaouira, Morocco, my husband wasn’t keen. Fast, open topped vehicles with ...

Cultural Tour in Essaouira, Morocco
Africa Blog Morocco

Cultural Tour in Essaouira, Morocco

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Catherine Thomson

We recently holidayed in Essaouira, Morocco – which is a charming ancient fishing port. We loved the winding medinas, mouthwatering ...

Villa near Essaouira
Africa Blog Morocco

Villa near Essaouira | A idyllic haven outside of Essaouira

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Catherine Thomson

We booked our flights to Morocco before the earthquake happened. When we saw the images of the suffering in the ...

Where is Essaouira
Africa Blog Morocco

Where is Essaouira and is it worth visiting?

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Catherine Thomson

Essaouira is the perfect holiday destination. Located on a vast sandy beach on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, Essaouira showcases ...

Christmas at Gibside | Gibside Illuminated Trail
Blog Christmas National Trust North East England

Christmas at Gibside| Gibside Illuminated Trail 2023

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Catherine Thomson

Unfortunately we have now heard from Gibside that they will not be hosting another illuminated walk this year but will ...