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…

Beamish Museum WW1 Transport~ Part 4

Part 1 HERE     Part 2 HERE   Part 3 HERE   Coming to the end of our day out now and first off some WW1 Nurses There were quite a few horse-drawn buggies with WW1 re-enactors driving them           as well as the odd motor vehicle and a genuine WW1 airplane, though it might need some restoration yet We had lunch in one of the cafe’s   and rode on this bus to take ‘aerial’ shots 🙂     They had some horses ploughing fields and I used my telephoto to take some pictures of the horses and…

Druridge Bay Vintage Rally~August 2017~finale

Part 1.  Part 2.  Part 3.   Riley was a British motorcar and bicycle manufacturer from 1890. Riley became part of the Nuffield Organisation in 1938 and was merged into the British Leyland Motor Corporation in 1968. ln July 1969 British Leyland announced the immediate end of Riley production. My Mum had a lovely little blue Riley Elf when I was a kid, I have fond memories of that car, but haven’t seen one for ages now. At the rally they had a Riley one point five, which looked similar to the Elf from the front but the Elf looked…

Druridge Bay Vintage Rally ~August 2017~ Part 2

Part 1 SO on to the vintage vehicles, am always amazed how people keep them in such great condition, labours of love I’m sure. The Austin Motor Company Limited was a British manufacturer of motor vehicles, founded in 1905 by Herbert Austin. In 1952 it was merged with Morris Motors Limited in the new holding company British Motor Corporation (BMC) Limited, keeping its separate identity. My Mum had one of these… Bedford Vehicles, usually shortened to just Bedford, was a brand of vehicle produced by Vauxhall Motors, which was ultimately owned by General Motors (GM). Established in 1930 and constructing…

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…

Beamish Museum Steam Fair part 3

Part 1 HERE and Part 2 HERE So lovely to see the shiny old cars, and they’re all still in working order. A classic Ford     Admirable side lights! Love how everyone get dressed up in period clothing though having a mobile phone is a bit incongruous 🙂 Ringtons Tea is still going strong and makes an excellent cuppa! Newcastle Ales are still around too Not sure what this is but it was really noisy!                      

Beamish Museum Steam Fair & WW1 Vehicles, April 2016, part 2

Part 1 HERE More old vehicles from days of yore A 1910 Karrier and his engine decoration Vulcan No idea what it is, but it’s big Optimus Prime? Anyone remember these? Penny farthings Ariel Matchless Perry 2 cylinder 1916

Day 228~366

The meaning of colours 5~Blue Blue has more complex and contradictory meanings than any other color. These can be easily explained by pinpointing by the specific shade of blue. Bright blue: cleanliness, strength, dependability, coolness (The origin of these meanings arise from the qualities of the ocean and inland waters, most of which are more tangible.) Light (sky) blue: peace, serenity, ethereal, spiritual, infinity (The origin of these meanings is the intangible aspects of the sky.) Most blues convey a sense of trust, loyalty, cleanliness, and understanding. On the other hand, blue evolved as symbol of depression in American culture….

Day 161~366

What exciting times here. Skye saw off an ‘intruder’ in the middle of the night. A neighbourhood cat came in through Skye’s cat flap, and Skye charged off downstairs and cornered the interloper in the lounge. Phil got up to see WTH was going on and when he got downstairs saw Skye hissing and spitting and growling at the other cat, Phil said it looked terrified, then it shot off back to the cat flap with Skye in hot pursuit and all fired up and ready to rumble glaring at the cat flap! Phil calmed her down and she’s probably…