Archive for November, 2009

Moss Bros

November 30, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  12 Comments


Thank you so much for all your kind words. It’s overwhelming (in a good way) to read all the comments – so many people have taken the time to send their best wishes.

I’m going to post the next week or so with no supporting words or comments, but I do want to keep posting – holding onto normality, I guess. Please do talk in the comments though – I’ll feel even more strange if this place goes quiet. I love the chat that goes on round here.

No photos this weekend – sad news.

November 27, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  31 Comments

I found out on Wednesday that I’ve had a miscarriage. D (my husband) and I are obviously very upset – it’s come as a major shock as there were no signs that there was anything wrong.

Please feel free to leave messages on this post, but I’d be really grateful if you keep it to this post only.

I plan not to post any pictures this weekend. I do have some pictures ready, so I’ll set them up to post daily from Monday but with no comment. If I run out or can’t cope I’ll ask Cassandra to take over for a short while.

Thank you all.

Earl Grey

November 26, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This is the guy perching on top of Monument. I kind of feel sorry for him now the tower can rarely be climbed. Noone goes up to visit him any more. I wonder if he’s lonely?

Two Picture Wednesday: Tynemouth

November 25, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments

It’s been a bit since we’ve had a shot of the coast, so here’s one of the North Pier lighthouse.


And then another of tynemouth from taken from out at the lighthouse.


The Tynemouth Lighthouse was built in 1903.

The lighthouse is operational and is used by ships approaching and entering the River Tyne along with South Shields Lighthouse, Herd Groyne and North Shields Lighthouses.

On a calm fine day the pier is a pleasant place to walk along to the lighthouse, but in windy weather and high tide the waves can break very very high. In these conditions the pier is closed.

Emerson Building

November 24, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  12 Comments


I’ve featured this building various times before, but never focussing on the top. It looks like something Hansel and Gretel would find while wandering through the woods, to me, and I never fail to be surprised when I crane my neck to see it more clearly.

Grand Hotel vs Kings Gate?

November 23, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  8 Comments


After the posts last week of the Grand Hotel and King’s Gate, I thought I’d let you see both together. What do you think?

Carlton Terrace

November 22, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

I’ve posted Jesmond Road West before, but only just noticed the plaque below.

When I googled John Dobson Carlton Terrace, I found various links I think are worth checking out.

If you have the best part of a million to spare, how about this house?
A newspaper article about the houses being restored.
And, yeah, click though to see the fourth image. Amazing.

Just in case you were wondering, it’s a little out of my price range.

Newcastle Central Library, Princess Square

November 21, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This is the back of the library. It’s where the main entrance used to be.

The square has been improved considerably. The holes where the trees and bushes used to grow through have been filled in and it’s got seating outside for the cafe. A lot more pleasant than it used to be.

Flowers outside Fenwicks

November 20, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments


These flowers are outside one of the entrances to Fenwicks. I love how they line the entrance to the Food Hall.

(The Christmas window has been there for at least a week. No pics yet though people. It’s only November!!!)

Sutherland Building

November 19, 2009  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This is the Sutherland Building (she says hopefully) on Northumbria University’s City Campus. It’s opposite City Hall, which is next to City Pool – I went swimming on Wednesday and decided it was time to take pictures of this building.