THURSDAY 10th JULY 2014
One of the day’s that I’ve been waiting for these past couple of months arrived yesterday.
I got to collect my very own copy (and a few extras) of the brand new lifestyle magazine for Newcastle and Gateshead: Engage Magazine.
After an invigorating morning gym session, I pottered on with some errands then planned my route to James Tennant’s (Director of Engage Magazine) office in the Team Valley Industrial Estate. Due to my lack of Sat Nav possession, I fiddled on with the Google Map’s App on my phone before hanging a washing load out and setting off; the sea breeze and glorious sunshine making for perfect ‘drying conditions.’
The drive was uneventful and I located James’ office with ease – despite the chaotic road works. Upon arrival, I realised that my dad worked in the same industrial estate and I fired a quick text to see if I could swing by afterwards. Daddy Gray was only too happy to accommodate this request and gave me directions to his office.
I met James in the plush air-conditioned reception area, where I was greeted with a smile and a stack of magazines. We had a brief conversation about the sales I had been working on and then I scooped up the magazines, headed back to the car park and off to meet my dad.
Turns out I didn’t have to go far; he was literally just down the road and waiting for me on the corner. I didn’t want to intrude too much on his working day, but he seemed only too happy to show me around his place of work and explain what he did. I was intrigued yet ashamed that I’d forgotten just how clever my dad is (a dab hand at Science homework back in the day).
After the grand tour and meeting some of my dad’s colleagues, in what felt like a delayed bring-your-daughter-to-work-day, we settled down in his office where he browsed through a copy of Engage Magazine. He was suitably impressed and requested a couple of copies for the refreshment area. We caught up on life in general before I made my exit into the sweltering heat of the afternoon, looking forward to sitting reading my copy of Engage in the garden.
Which I did.
And thoroughly enjoyed.
If you haven’t got your copy, and you’d like to ensure you receive a copy every time it comes out, you can subscribe on the website.
Also, if you are a local business and would like to feature in Issue Two, we are taking advertisement bookings now so please don’t hesitate to get in touch firstname.lastname@example.org.
There’s also a daily blog that has just been launched too called Engage Tyneside – why not take a peek?
Happy Reading 🙂
Love Missuswolf xxx