Lindsey Joy


Gift Buying

It’s actually a few years old, but I recently read an article on the BBC News website about the “Wear, Want, Need, Read” approach to buying Christmas presents (, which basically is a guideline for buying no more than four gifts for your family – Something they want, something they need, something to wear and something to read. The idea is that by buying fewer… Read More »Gift Buying


Out and About

I did not realise how much you can look forward to the rain until I had a toddler! Before he was born, I would look out the window and say ‘ugh’ before sinking into the couch with a blanket and a box set. But anyone who has been through the toddler stage knows that this is no longer an option because just as you sit… Read More »Out and About

Kidding Around

I’m Lindsey Joy, and I’m delighted to have joined the team at Tyne Valley Express as a new Feature Writer. “Kidding Around…Tyne Valley” will be an ongoing commentary on family life as well as a ‘what’s on’ in and around the area. About us I live in Stocksfield with my husband Santosh and my toddler son Bodhi; we absolutely love the Tyne Valley having bought… Read More »Kidding Around