We are a mum and son duo living busy lives in the North of England. The North East is our particular part of the Northern Niche and whilst we can speak easily about everything close by to us, in the very near future we’ll also be sharing news, views and opinions on Leeds, Cheshire, Cumbria, Manchester, Lancashire and Merseyside but for now it’s all about Teesside, Newcastle, York and Sunderland.

We’ll be showboating our love for the people and places of the North.

Our unique niche is that you get insightful opinions with a generational overview … Declan, the 23 year old son, a Zoology graduate from Newcastle University, passionate about politics and the environment and his 54 year old foodie and fashion mad mum, Sharon!

We have a shared passion for social media, entrepreneurship, creative writing,  a good business story, eating food, drinking cocktails, fighting over M&Ms, face swapping on Snapchat and most of all belly laughs because let’s face it, life is all about sharing the fun.

There is also a younger sibling, Patrick aged 19 who is at university in Newcastle studying Computer Science and a Mr Northern Niche.

It’s fantastic that even now we are an adult family we love having crazy, fun fuelled times together.

The Early Days – Mum & Son Team