Camel Parade~South Shields~ Dec 2017~ part 1

2017 saw the 4th year that the Camel Parade has been an event in South Shields, Sophie and I went for the first time last year a few photo’s of which I posted HERE, so this year we made a return trip knowing what to expect.  It involves 3 camels with their handlers and riders dressed up as wise men, parading the length of Ocean Road, which is quite a long old road, followed by stilt walkers and a drum group called Sparks! It’s been controversial as the animal rights group PETA, who I have a lot of time for…

Day 337~366

This evening Sophie and I went to South Shields to attend the Camel parade, a christmassy thing with stilt people, drummers, fireworks and stuff. Now before anyone gets excited about camels, when the parade came down they were travelling so fast I hit the wrong button on my camera and didn’t get a decent shot of one. There was a herd of people following behind and we got swamped into it and couldn’t run to get in front of them and try again.  So no camels in this post 😦   But I did get a few shots of stilt…

The Sunday Fraggle report~Christmas edition.

Well that’s Christmas over and done with, just New Year to go. It’s been a good week. On Monday I woke up to an amazing sunrise when looked out the window, had to get the camera out quick! On Tuesday I had a lovely drive up to the Scottish borders, amazing scenery, but a fair bit rainy. On my way home the moon rose and I got a couple of shots with the iPhone. Phil has been working hard on his model Tiger tank, and Skye has been his constant companion 🙂 It’s been nice to have some time off…

The Sunday Fraggle Report

I didn’t pick up my camera until Wednesday night this week, when I was treated to a magnificent sunset over the houses. That was from my front bedroom, and from the back of the house we also got the moon mixed up in it all. I took some more shots of my christmas tree, possibly went over the top there :). Managed to get a better picture of the birds on The Happy Eater tree..these are long tailed tits. Today all Phil’s kids and grandkids came for a visit, and I got a happy shot of the newest one, Liddy…