Newcastle International Fair ~ final part

Part 1. Part 2. Part 3.  Part 4. Still wandering around Newcastle after the fair, sitting drinking coffee and people watching Blondie On a mission Then off to the Central Arcade where this chap was making some tunes on a strange windbag thing, I asked him what it was and I think he said it was the Irish equivalent of bagpipes, but my memory is pants so I could be wrong on that. Night on the town Old and new Stairway to…? scrotal support I ❤ Carlisle Deliverooing St.George war memorial Parsons Polygon ~ artwork by David Hamilton in 1985,…

Newcastle International Fair ~part 3

Part 1 HERE Part 2 HERE Well actually at this point we left the area where the fair was and went on a wander so the rest of my shots are of and around Newcastle crying girl I feel so bad for homeless people and always give them something for a cup of tea or a sandwich, but this guy was asleep so I went by quietly not a happy bunny massage parlour ~ didn’t go in 🙂 works of art megabus! upside down Gold! Granger Market London 282 miles?? (actually 247 as the crow flies) The Grand Bazaar! Still…

Newcastle International Fair ~part 2

Part 1 HERE After drooling over all the food, Sophie and I went to peruse the other stalls, Money banks Book covers Steam punk sculpts. Russian dolls Metal work Cutlery Jewellery Parrot Amber Good Luck trees Totem Poles Whilst we were looking round a band started up, they were really good, And we came across some interesting ladies who let me take their picture That’s it for today but this Report isn’t finished yet, stay tuned 🙂

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…

Chillingham Castle~ Part 5

Part 1  Part 2   Part 3   Part 4  The garden at Chillingham was awash with daffodils and bluebells when we visited. Some nice views back to the castle as with the castle there was also a fair amount of quirky stuff and some impressive doors Next time we’ll be trotting off around the lakes and grounds.          

Chillingham Castle ~ part 3

Part 1 HERE Part 2 HERE After the great hall we went to find the James 1st room, finding more bit’s and bobs along the way He was armless 🙂 The James 1st Room, named after the King’s Royal visit to Chillingham in 1603, was built specially for the future King. It is famous for its Elizabethan ceiling with the gilded ribbing and very finely moulded pendants. This room is brilliantly furnished with Sir Humphry’s extraordinary copies of antique originals and lined with patterned silk, originally made for Chatsworth House.  The paintings and tapestries are not important but relate to the Wakefield…

Fraggle Report~ Chillingham Castle, May 2016

Chillingham Castle turned out to be my favourite place to have visited last year, and also the worst experience (of which more later). Firstly The History bit Chillingham Castle is a medieval castle in the village of Chillingham, Northumberland; in the northern part of Northumberland, England. It was the seat of the Grey and Bennet families from the 15th century until the 1980s when it became the home of Sir Humphry Wakefield Bt., who is married to a member of the original Grey family. The castle was originally a monastery in the late 12th century. In 1298, King Edward I…

Day 152~366

Today is the last day I’ve visited the tree, at least for the purposes of the 366 theme. I was a bit disappointed the weather was a bit grim, very windy and cloudy and ready to rain, but at least I had the tree to myself. Firstly a little climb 🙂 Can’t get as high as the young’uns, but 2nd rung wasn’t too bad. In a few months time I’ll be doing a ‘Crystal Ball’ month, so I thought I’d take it to the tree and do something different than straight shots. and my pic of the day And here…

Day 149~366

Trotted over to the tree this afternoon, a bit of sunshine today, though I’ve found that doesn’t help when shooting upwards as the sky gets blown out, not to worry, I’ve got used to the settings I need to cope with it, mostly. Today I found a nail hammered into one of the upper branches, presumably to hang a swing of some sort from. But the shot of the day is of some fungus growing on another upper branch, and a tiny spider weaving a web between all the splurges of fungus. The branch is quite high up so had…