Saltwell Towers ~part 2~April 17

Part 1 HERE Thought I”d best finish this off before starting on the Poland report 🙂 . The main attraction for Sophie and I was the cherry blossom walk through the grounds   but also there was an abundance of pretty flowers, the name of which has escaped me yet again! and bluebells we saw a squirrel too, and more (insert name here 🙂 ) and white bells more blossoms rhododendrons I think and these are definitely tulips and I’ll finish up with the drunk tree 🙂 Next time we’re off to Poland stay tooned 🙂

Fraggle Report~ Saltwell Towers & Park~April 2017~part 1

The History Bit Saltwell Park is a Victorian park in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, England. Opened in 1876, the park was designed by Edward Kemp and incorporates the mansion and associated grounds of the Saltwellgate estate owner, William Wailes, who sold his estate to Gateshead Council for £35,000. Upon opening, it became known as “The People’s Park”. The park was expanded in 1920 when the council purchased the adjacent gardens to the Saltwell Grove estate and added these to the park. This extended the park’s total size to 55 acres. Towards the end of the 20th century, the park had…

Another Park, Another Sunday

Didn’t take any shots much during the week, and what I did take is on the yawn side of boring, so lets skip right to the good stuff. I worked Monday – Thursday and so on to Friday and my day off. 🙂  I went into South Shields town as they have a junk market on to see if I could find anything photogenic and cheap. I bought a little wooden inlaid box for £2.50 and 3 glassware candleholders for £1. The best bit was it was full of mature couples looking for things they can take to an Antiques…

The Sunday Sermon

Here is the round up of some pictures I took this week, and what they’re all about. Because I was late last week and posted on the Bank Holiday, this week started properly on Tuesday. As usual, a work day didn’t bring about many photo ops, but I got to sit in my fave place and take a couple of quickies whilst I had a coffee break. all taken with my samsung phone with the VSCO app and different filters applied. I could sit here all day really! Wednesday I forgot to take one, but was a pretty meh kind…