Newbiggin-By-The Sea ~ January 2019

Into 2019 outings now, as Whitley Bay was our last trip out in 2018. Also I’m not posting here as often as I’m busy doing a 365 project over on Fraggles Other Place this year, feel free to pop over and visit me there! Clickety click HERE. Sophie and I had a day out in Northumberland, visiting a few places, and starting with Newbiggin B-T-S. The History Bit   Newbiggin was once an important port for shipping grain and a coal mining town, it is still a small fishing port now making use of traditional cobel boats. The town was at…

Tynemouth Market ~ November 2018

Now and then due to busyness or bad weather, Sophie and I go to Tynemouth Market for a shorter excursion as it’s only 20 minutes away and there’s always stuff to photograph, and shop for!  The market is held at Tynemouth Metro Station, a Grade II listed building, and is on every Saturday and Sunday. Things you could buy there..               Things you might see there…       There are always lots of doggies     and sartorially elegant ladies We had our lunch there..   and then went to have a quick…

Simonside Country Fair ~ August 2017 ~Doggy edition

Part 1.   Of course everyone and his dog had a dog at the country fair, so it would have been rude not to photograph some of them.  They had time trials for dogs to fetch a little bean bag which was fun to watch That little doggy wanted the beanbag back when he’d done his run! They like to meet up they had a horse and hound display in the arena I was really surprised when the announcer invited everyone in to pet the dogs! Considering they are trained to hunt and kill, it seemed a bit odd especially…

Fraggle Report ~ Druridge Bay Vintage Rally ~ August 2017

Sophie and I went off to visit Druridge Bay, a manmade lake, Watersport place and Nature reserve.  However when we got there we saw they were having a vintage rally so we decided to do that instead.  Lots of old cars and enginey things to look at and photograph. Lots of dogs too of course vintage tractors were popular an old cow milker not sure what this was for, didn’t like the look of the fluorescent liquid that was produced! I guess it is some sort of pump, as is this next one   no idea what this one does…

Poland report~April 2017~Part 6~Big Woods

On the Sunday of our stay with Eddy we had a chill out day and stayed in the area.  After breakfast Eddy & Malina took Phil & I for a walk through Big Wood to where they have their Bar-B-Q’s.  It was built by Eddy’s neighbour and friend, so Eddy is allowed to use it too.     Big Wood was astonishingly beautiful, glowing green leaves and tall trees The Bar-B-Q area was really well put together Of course Eddy’s three dogs Jackie,Denis and Sasha had come with us, and Malina demonstrated how Jackie loves to catch sand! and then we…

Day 54~366

I was working in Sunderland today, managed a couple of pictures. Firstly I stopped for lunch in a carpark and saw a Mum and her teenager on top of a car, Later in the afternoon I had to park up on the sea front at Seaham, while I waited for a client to get home from her bowling match, it was a bit wild and windy, so just took a couple of shots. The beach and the safety belt, Think I like that one most, so that is for the daily shot!  

Day 43~366 South Shields in the Sun

This morning the sun was out again, and as I had to go and pay some work cheques into the bank, I also decided to visit the junk market, and Phil came along with me. I’ve taken quite a few shots, and found it hard to choose one for the project. Think I’ll go with the ducks. The Market This structure with the mirrored ceiling is new, South Shields is undergoing redevelopment at the moment and things are changing. Had to be done 🙂   The second thing we noticed was a huge new building going up, and assumed it…