South Shields Food Fair ~ May 2018

Sophie and I love a good food fair, most of the stalls have free tasters which we take advantage of whenever possible, we buy stuff you can’t really get in Tesco’s and have a cool lunch from one of the stalls.  I love to unleash the camera on some unsuspecting people for a change too. Back in May, we went to the one at Bent’s Park on the seafront and were not disappointed with the wares available.                   That’ll do for part 1 I think, don’t want you falling asleep. Stay tooned…

Bridges Over the River Tyne~ Part 4

Part 1 HERE. Part 2 HERE. Part 3 HERE After crossing back to the Newcastle side of the swing bridge, we walked down to the millennium bridge.  A Sunday Market is held on the quayside every week we were of course distracted by all the wares and people, so took our time and took some photo’s. I think Gypsy Rose Lee had a very large family 😉 I have no idea where the horse was! Theres always a busker~this chap had a really nice voice Some interesting food stalls Some traditional Geordie bangers Pease pudding is a thing up here…

Fraggle Report ~ Newcastle International Fair ~ May ’16

Sophie and I got out a fair bit in May last year, the weather was good I guess 🙂 Anyway, the International fair consists of lots of food and crafts from mainly Europe and is an excellent day out for those of us with a camera. I have checked and the fair is scheduled again this year, but not sure if it will be disbanded when we are out of Europe, I hope not as it’s most yummy! From La Belle France, bread and pastries and lovely Frenchmen Also from France Sausage a la Toulouse and of course French cheeses…

Day 240~366

In fruit & veg different colours are caused by varying plant pigments that add nutritive value; each colour family has specific health benefits. The deeper the colouring, the more effective the nutrient. Red colouring comes from the plant pigments, either lycopene or anthocyanins. Lycopene, which colours, among others, tomatoes and watermelon, is most touted for its cancer-fighting properties — especially prostate cancer in men. Anthocyanins provide antioxidants, which protect cells and also guard against heart damage, and are particularly effective against colon cancer. They are found in many red berries. Orange- and yellow-toned fruits and veggies — encompassing most citrus…

Day 225~366

Yellow is the most luminous of all the colors of the spectrum. It’s the color that captures our attention more than any other color. In the natural world, yellow is the color of sunflowers and daffodils, egg yolks and lemons, canaries and bees. In our contemporary human-made world, yellow is the color of Sponge Bob, the Tour de France winner’s jersey, happy faces, post its, and signs that alert us to danger or caution. It’s the color of happiness, and optimism, of enlightenment and creativity, sunshine and spring. Lurking in the background is the dark side of yellow: cowardice, betrayal,…

Day 65~366

We’ve got our grandson Cal staying for a sleepover, always a good excuse to have burger and fries. The bun is just about square, and the cheese definitely was until it melted 🙂 and I did shape the burger into a square, but it rounded itself out along the way  still, the mosaic tab;e it’s sitting on has enough squares to make up for it!

Day 23~366 & the moon

A lovely moon rise last night over a pink sunset, had to get the long lens out and try for a shot. How cool my little fuji is! And as we all know the moon is made out of cheese, it inspired my still life for today 🙂 Tonight we are babysitting our grandchild Lydia for the first time, so there will be baby shots and such like.  Has to be done 🙂  

The Fraggle Fried Rice Recipe report

Cooking a fried rice is a labour of love. The cooking time itself is short, but the preparation seems to go on forever. This one took over an hour, but I don’t mind, I was in the mood.  You can fry most stuff up with rice and do a little or a lot, but this was a special one so had lots of different elements. It was a sunny day today and I had intend to go for a walk to Wardley Lake with my camera, but we took our chucking up cat Storm to the vet this morning as…