Groovin’,(on a Sunday Afternoon)

Here we are again at the end of another week, Autumn is just about upon us, the trees are starting to turn quite quickly now, and they’re moulting.  We’ve had some nice sunny days, and  thats’s never a bad thing.

I did have my mega busy day on Wednesday, and no time to stop for photo’s, but on Thursday I managed 10 mins to take a shot of St.Mary’s lighthouse while I was in Whitley Bay.

St.Mary's
St.Mary’s

On Friday I had a day off, and as Phil was off too so we went into South Shields to check the junk market and do some banking. Also I bought a new lens & film combo for the Hipstamatic app on the Iphone and wanted to test it out.  Couldn’t believe the silly old lady person was there again, dancing to a busker, and this time I did take a shot as she was entertaining a little girl in her pram. Still wearing the green dress, but a nice blue cardigan with dogs on!

Dancing Girl
Dancing Girl

Well I guess silly or not, it’s good to be full of fun and dancing when you are old. Think I may be doing the same, but in the privacy of my own living room!!

Busker
Busker

The guy had a nice voice. For anyone who remembers, a couple of weeks ago I was remarking on the shutting down of shops and the opening of a new trainer store..

good news?

 

Well 2 weeks on and ta dah!!!

JD
JD

not exactly overrun with customers. Looks pretty though.

Also one of those human statue people was in town, I last saw him in Newcastle, got a better shot of him today.

Statue man
Statue man

Phil and I had a good rummage around the junk market,

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Antique Road show?

and had our lunch sitting in the eighteenth century Town Hall that is in the centre of the Market Square

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Old Town Hall with St.Hilda’s church in the background.
That's shallot!
That’s shallot!

Lots of ‘Produce’ which is the buzzword for fruit n veg these days 🙂 but I didn’t buy anything this week, Phil found a couple of cheapo dvd’s though and we watched Pompeii (the newish one) in the evening,which was laughably historically incorrect, had loads of cool CGI effects and starred Kit Harrington with a rather fetching 6 pack, so a good romp. I Was NOT impressed with the ending. Spoiler alert…..they died!!!

Phil worked on Saturday and I was going out with Sophie on a shoot, but the rain came in so we called it off. I took a shot out of my window so this is my front room view, gloomy skies or what?

front window and orchids
front window and orchids

So I did some housework and read my book, then blow me but the sun came out and it ended up a nice afternoon, but too late to salvage the shoot, so I took some more shots indoors and out, at home.

Junk Market bargains
Junk Market bargains

I bought these groovy candle holders on my previous trip to the junk market, they are quite heavy and cast lovely refractions of light. Got 3 for £1, was disappointed this week not to find any more.

delicate web
delicate web

I loved the sun shining on the web on the birdfeeder, this one was very fine and delicate and the spidey was very small.

on borrowed time
on borrowed time

One of the flowers on a plant still going strong 2 years after I bought it. Really it should have perished last winter, but it was so mild it just kept going.

specs
specs

My new glasses, quite classy I think. Still have to take them off to read. Am just starting No.4 of the Jack Reacher series of books by Lee Child, I’m also re- reading C.J Sansome’s Shardlake series, so plenty of good stories for me at lunchtimes and bedtimes. I do love my books. I don’t care if they’re on the Ipad or paper, so long as I have something good to read I’m happy.  Talking of lunch, I’ve recently tried and fallen for Sushi, never thought I would but I tried some on a whim and now am hooked!

Sushi
Sushi

I don’t suppose it’s much like the real thing, as it’s supermarket stuff and not restaurant, but it’ll do for me.

A quiet day today for me and Phil, as family were busy doing other things, so we got up late and did our own things. I had to do my SUnday challenge photo for Ipernity, the theme was ‘Legs”

The History of legs
The History of legs

so that’s my take on it 🙂

And this evening we cooked a magnificent dinner, I did the special roastie spuds Phil likes, and he cooked his superb Lamb in red wine sauce. It was bloody lush man!

Preparations
Preparations
Home grown Herbs
Home grown Herbs
Phil Master Chef!
Phil Master Chef!
Lamb in Red Wine..YUM
Lamb in Red Wine..YUM

and that is the end of this week.

Laters Gaters 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5 comments

  • I really do love your new specs! And can’t believe the old lady is still dancing in the street! Great exercise…. and perhaps a little bonkers.
    Your shots are wonderful as always- it’s so great seeing your week in review.
    Phil loves to cook, eh? I’m envious of the glorious meals in your home! Jeff and I eat take out 99% of the time because we both hate cooking. Love to eat, but not to cook.

    Funny, entertaining, and delightful post. Thank you!

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    • You and Jeff are always welcome if you visit Engerlandland ever, we’ll feed you like king and queen, 🙂 thanks for the comment Pam, I know time is precious so do appreciate your visit.

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      • Very cool! That would be awesome!!! And YUMMY!
        I’ll always make the time for your phenomenal blog Frag. It’s my pleasure to visit. Beautiful photography and well written logs by a wonderful human being…. YOU!

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