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Organising limousines for your wedding

Weddings are a special occasion in everyone’s lives. Most will spare no expense to ensure they have the perfect day. The most important part of the wedding is making sure the necessary parties are there. The car you arrive in on your wedding day can be and should be one of class, just like your wedding. For most, the obvious choice is a limousine. Not only are they beautiful and traditional, they’re also practical. This is because of their extra seating. Which means, if you’re looking for transportation for your entire wedding party, than limousines are your best bet. There are some things you should do to best organise your wedding limo:

Book way, way in advanced

It may sound a bit drastic to say that you should book at least six months in advanced. This is because limo hire companies are often very busy. So as to ensure you get the vehicles you want and from the company you’d prefer, it’s best to book as soon as you’ve panned out the details. If you’re planning on getting married during April, May, or June, you need to book further in advanced. This is known as wedding and prom season and many limousine hire companies are fully booked at this time. You should compare prices. Decide when you’ll need the limos. Decide how many you’ll need.

Book in person

Booking in person is essential and anyone who wants everything to go as plan will agree. The reason for this is so that you’ll be able to check everything out for yourself. This way you can check the limousines yourself, to make sure they’re the right model, size and condition. Try to at least make your final booking in person. It is honestly the best way to make sure you’ll avoid any nasty surprises on your special day.

Consider possible delays

When arranging times to be transported in your wedding limos, you should accommodate at least half an hour for delays. You never know what may happen on the day. Traffic may end up being particularly bad. Or there may end up being a hair/makeup delay while getting things just right, for example. With life being so unpredictable, we can always afford to have a little leeway. So make sure you’re all set to leave at least half an hour before and make sure your limo  hire services are set to be there half an hour earlier than your schedule. You don’t want anybody thinking they’ve been left at the alter.

Who’s in the limos

In order to figure out how many limos you’ll need to hire, you’ll have to figure out who will be riding in the limos. There are many ways to split the limousines, to accommodate your wedding party. For example, let’s assume you need to get both the bride and groom, their parents and the groomsmen and bridesmaids. Depending on how many people are involved, the more limos you’ll need. If the bride and groom each have a limo to get there, you can save money by having each drive with their bridesmaids or grooms men. And have the parents ride in a third limo together. Alternatively the bride and groom could each ride with their parents and get either limos for their respective groomsmen and bridesmaids. After the ceremony, the newlywed couple will share a limo to the reception and this is a chance to dismiss a limo if you arrange it that way.  Once at the reception though, you can stick with one limo, this is to take the newlyweds off afterwards.  You can then hire a shuttle or limo bus to take your wedding party home if they do not have lifts planned with dates etc.

Budget

Your budget will determine what kind of limos you can afford as well as how many you can afford. Before deciding on that though, you need to budget for waiting time. Limo hire companies usually have packages and charge per hour or per several hours. You’ll have to tip your drivers too for their time. If you’re a little tight on budget you could save by booking older model limousines. You can also opt for two slightly larger limos rather than three or four smaller one.

Make it special

While in the limousines you can have your own music playing. Take advantage of this. Celebrate the day and take in each part of it. Including your drive, which can be overwhelming on your way to such a special occasion. You may even want some refreshments to take with you on the trip. Strawberries, orange juice and even champagne are a popular choice for many.

By planning and booking ahead, things are sure to go as smooth as possible on the day. Wedding limos help bring a feel of excitement and fun to an already great day.

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How to relax

Each and every one of us have our own stresses and frustrations. Some of us can handle it. Others cannot. But at some point or another, everyone needs to relax. Too much stress and tension can actually be bad for both your mental and physical health. However, there are so many methods to relax that you’re spoilt for choice. Implementing just one relaxation technique that works for you can work wonders in your day to day life. Here are some tips to find help you relax:

Meditate

Meditating for as little as five minutes can help decrease your stress levels and help you to relax. The importance of meditation is to find peace in the silence and clear your mind. Meditation has been know to ward off depression and even anxiety. While you meditate you should focus on your breathing, taking slow deep breaths. This can help to lower blood pressure and heart rate. If you’re having trouble focusing try visualizer something peaceful to you. A tropical island shore or some clouds in the sky. Whatever makes you feel at ease.

Catch some Z’s

Sleep renews the body and refreshes the mind. This is why you should make sure you’re getting your eight hours sleep a night. If you’re tired, you’re far more likely to become frustrated throughout the day. While sleep is a great preventative measure for stress, it is also a great way to relax.  A nap can all you need to feel like you have a fresh start to your day. This will help your mind reboot and give you a fresher prospective on things.

Take time for yourself

When you’re stressed it’s sometimes best to take some time to be alone. Often, other people’s presences can cause stress, like a negative co-worker for example. Getting some time alone is a great way to relax. It’ll give you time away from other energies as well as let you gather your thoughts and just breathe. You could take a few minutes alone or you could do something that you enjoy alone. You should do something relaxing that you enjoy. Listen to some music that makes you feel good. Take a bubble bath with candles and some bath goodies. A few minutes alone with a cup of tea, a book, or both could be all you need to put your soul at ease. Treat yourself to some peace and quiet to do whatever you desire.

Exercise

Exercise releases endorphins into our bodies that make us feel really good and help us relax. This is why exercise is a great stress reliever. Go for a walk, walk your dog or even go for a run. Getting out and getting some vitamin D can be really effective in helping one relax. Stretching and yoga have also been known to be great relaxation methods. They relieve stress and anxiety. Another great exercise is dancing. Many people enjoy this and have found that it not only helps one relax but that it is a excellent way of keeping fit while having fun.

Express yourself

Do not keep your feelings of frustration, irritation,  worry and stress bottled up. This will only make them fester. Instead find a way to vent about whatever is working on your nerves. Keep a journal, this is the best way to vent without having to talk directly to anybody. This is great for private issues you’d rather not talk about. Write down all your thoughts and feelings and get it out of your system. Or if you’d rather have feedback, you could confide in a friend or loved one. Creative pursuits are often also great ways to relax and get your mind off things. Painting, drawing, playing instruments, and pottery are all brilliant examples of this. Many people find that producing art can be very rewarding and satisfying. Many people produce their best art while working away the stresses of day to day life.

Plan ahead

Planning ahead lowers stress by eliminating the possibility of nasty surprises like a suddenly encroaching deadline. Planning ahead will save you future stress by giving yourself time to manage everything. In turn, you’ll feel more in control and therefore become more relaxed. To stay up to date on what’s going on in your life, you should keep a diary or a day planner. Make sure you’re always ahead of schedule when working with deadlines. And make sure to remember any important events.

When it comes to relaxing, some of us need help. However,  it’s really worth doing something each day to help you relax. It can only benefit the overall quality of your life. It can be as simple as making your daily bath/shower routine, special. Or having a cup of coffee while watching the sunrise/sunset. You may be surprised to find out just how much you need the relaxation time

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Transportation in the Newcastle area

Getting Around

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Newcastle videos

Some interesting videos of the Newcastle area, have a look, I found them while going through YouTube, I think it gives a good appreciation of the Newcastle area. If you have seen any others from the Newcastle area on YouTube, please get back to me.

I personally find if you look hard enough, YouTube has loads of great videos, that can be both informative and fun. And Newcastle, Jarrow, Gateshead are interesting areas of the North East.

Best kebab shop in Newcastle – watch this video!!

Party time, this one is Newcastle vs Stockholm!!

A great video about our amazing toon..

A Newcastle city centre walk

The Stig comes to Newcastle – Finally!!

Bambu Newcastle – Ibiza Uncovered Tour

 

 

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Things to do list in the Newcastle area

Gateshead International Stadium

Gateshead International Stadium

Sports Ground

Gateshead

Home of many national and international events, including international athletics, rugby and many major rock and pop concerts.

Great North Museum

Great North Museum: Hancock

Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne

See a large-scale, interactive model of Hadrian’s Wall, major new displays showing the wonder of the animal and plant kingdoms, spectacular objects from the Ancient Greeks and mummies from Ancient Egypt, a planetarium and a life-size T-Rex.

The Victoria Tunnel

The Victoria Tunnel

Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne

Discover ‘Newcastle’s Hidden Heritage’ – experience the sounds of a wartime air raid and follow your guides underground to discover the Tunnel’s role as a colliery waggonway. Listen out for the oncoming coal wagons!

Laing Art Gallery

Laing Art Gallery

Gallery

Newcastle upon Tyne

A very nice gallery of 18th and 19th century work is the Laing Gallery, it also has more modern pieces.

Discovery Museum

Discovery Museum

Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne

At Discovery Museum find out about life in Newcastle and Tyneside, from the area’s renowned maritime history and world-changing science and technology right through to fashion through the eras and military history.

Barbour Factory Shop

Barbour Factory Shop

Factory Outlet Village

Jarrow

Barbour clothing has been made in the North East of England since 1894. Today the factory outlet offers the complete range from outdoor wear through to shirts, shoes, trousers and knitwear. There are some great bargains to be had.

Stein Bier Keller

Stein Bier Keller

Pub

Newcastle upon Tyne

The Toon venue has fully seated capacity of 180, gorgeously split over two rooms of 90.

intu MetroCentre

intu Metrocentre

Shop / Shopping Centre

Gateshead

Britain’s best and Europe’s largest shopping and leisure centre is Intu Metrocentre. Find information on Metrocentre opening times, shops and travel directions.

Grey Street and Grainger Town

Grey Street and Grainger Town

Historic Site

Newcastle upon Tyne

Grainger Town is one of the dazzling jewels in our crown, with classical architecture designed in the 1830s by the internationally renowned Richard Grainger.

Longsands Beach

Tynemouth Longsands

Beach

North Tyneside

Golden sandy beach with rocks, dunes and cliffs. 10 minute walk from Cullercoats Metro station (north) and Tynemouth Metro station (south).

Castle Keep

Newcastle Castle

Castle / Fort

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle Castle brings to life the story of this site filled with facilitating history by connecting the Black Gate (the original medieval gatehouse of the Castle) and the Castle Keep.

Blue Reef Aquarium

Blue Reef Aquarium

Aquarium

Tynemouth

Enjoy close encounters with hundreds of incredible aquatic creatures! Come face to face with everything from adorable seals and otters to clownfish, seahorses and graceful stingrays.

Image courtesy of © newcastlephotos.blogspot.com

Exhibition Park

Municipal Park

Newcastle upon Tyne

Exhibition Park is situated in the Wingrove Ward of the city and like its neighbouring park a short walk from the City Centre. It is like the nearby Brandling Park a formal city Park but larger and more facilitated.

Peter Atkinson

Sage Gateshead

Music Hall

Gateshead

Sage Gateshead is the pioneering centre for music and musical discovery on the south bank of the River Tyne.

Waves

Waves at Whitley Bay

Swimming Pool

Whitley Bay

With state-of-the-art facilities, modern and spacious party rooms and top quality catering, Waves is the ideal place to party. Choose from soft play or hire out the entire pool for you and your friends. Admission prices vary.

Life Science Centre

Life Science Centre

Museum

Newcastle upon Tyne

Life Science Centre is an award-winning science centre where imaginative exhibitions, interactive displays and special events promote greater understanding of science and provoke curiosity in the world around us.

Lost World Mini Golf

Lost World Mini Golf

Golf Course

Tynemouth

The recently opened Lost World Adventure Golf is the perfect place for a trip out with the family!

In a land that time forgot you can enjoy a 9 or 18 hole round of adventure golf set in beautifully landscaped course.

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Gateshead Millennium Bridge

Viewpoint

Gateshead

A stunning pedestrian and cycle bridge which operates like the giant lid of an eye slowly opening, forming an arch to allow the passage of river traffic.

ShindigW34

Shindig

Nightclub

Shindig: Recrafted, Re-invented and remixed since 1992…

And now, 21 years on, Shindig is as much a part of the region’s fixtures and fittings as Greggs pasties and drizzle. Shindig nights are now at Warehouse 34, a true warehouse in every sense of…

Sunderland Empire

Sunderland Empire

Theatre

Sunderland

Sunderland Empire is the North East’s flagship theatre. Opened in 1907, a beautiful Edwardian theatre putting on season-after-season of the best shows.

Royal Quays Outlet Centre

Royal Quays Outlet Centre

Factory Outlet Village

North Shields

Royal Quays was one of the first outlet centres in the country originally opening in 1996. With over 50 outlet shops to choose from offering up to 60% OFF rrp on a host of famous brands.

Metro Radio Arena

 

Metro Radio Arena Newcastle

Music Hall

Newcastle upon Tyne

 

 

Sunderland Museum

Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens

Museum

Sunderland

Stunning winter gardens, with 1,500 of the world’s most exotic flowers, plants and trees. Dramatic ‘Museum Street’, 11 galleries, tree top walkway, shop, brasserie and lifts.

 

 

The Tyne Bridge

Tyne Bridge

Historic Site

Newcastle upon Tyne

Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead is linked by  the Tyne Bridge. It is the most celebrated and most iconic of the 7 bridges crossing the River Tyne.

 

Bierrex

Bierrex Smoke & Tap House

Pub

Newcastle upon Tyne

A very nice new beer bar (craft), terrace & smokehouse offering from the family that created many other bars.

 

Grey Street and Grainger Town

Grey Street and Grainger Town

Historic Site

Newcastle upon Tyne

Grainger Town is one of the dazzling jewels in our crown, with classical architecture designed in the 1830s by the internationally renowned Richard Grainger.

 

Silksworth Ski Slope

Silksworth Sports Complex & Ski Slope

Ski Slope

Sunderland

Three ski-slopes, cafe, fishing lake, entertainment bowl, picnic area, sk8 city, BMX blades & boards, athletics track arena, adventure playground, 2 artificial pitches & more.

 

Angel of the North - Kevin Radcliffe

The Angel of the North

Sightseeing

Gateshead

The Gateshead Angel of the North is Britain’s largest sculpture. Find travel information and directions to the Angel of the North.

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Welcome to my Newcastle blog

Welcome to my new blog on Newcastle and its entertainment and various other interesting articles, to try and help and educate the Newcastle populous or even further afield…

I am hoping it is not a short blog, as Newcastle is an amazing place. My things to do list on this page, is very comprehensive and will give you tons to do.