Archive for April, 2010


April 29, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

i came back too early. i can’t do this yet.

the baby would have been due one week today.

i’ll be back sometime after that.

feel free to check out my blog if you want some superdepressing reading in the meantime.

Repost: Spring 2

April 28, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments


First posted on April 27th of 2008, these forget-me-nots are in the Newcastle University quadrangle.

I see them around Michigan and instantly I forget-Newcastle-not.  They bring back very happy memories.

Does anyone go by there and know if they’re there this year as well?

(also, I’m sorry I didn’t post this weekend.  Our internet is all haywire and I never got the message from B! :(   It’s nice to have a break, hopefully B has had a chance to recharge!  <3 you, B!)

The Mansion House, Jesmond

April 27, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments

mansion-houseThe Mansion House is the official residence of the Lord Mayor.

I come back, then all hell breaks loose again. Typical. Sorry it’s so late….

Tyne Bridge

April 26, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments


I’m back. I’m still tired and stressed, but MUCH better than last week. Thank you all for your good wishes.

A few days off

April 19, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

I’m really, really exhausted at the mo, and although I have lots of pics, I just don’t have the energy to sort through at post right now.

I’ve asked Cassandra if she can post this week but I think she might be away as she hasn’t responded. If she doesn’t post, I’ll hopefully be back at the end of the week. Otherwise – see you next week!

(And well done to Newcastle. We’ll be playing in the Premiership again next season :) )

Clayton Street week, Two Picture Sunday – the clock

April 18, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments


A few months ago now, I posted a pic of the clock at the corner of Northumberland Street, Pilgrim Street, Blackett Street and New Bridge Street West. And in the comments, regular commenters spoke about the clock’s twin on Westgate Road. And I thought they were dreaming.

Then one night I went to the O2 Academy, and realised that I’d seen the clock they were talking about many a time.


Shhh – don’t tell anyone – but sometimes I’m not very observant….

Newcastle Academy

April 17, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  3 Comments


This is the O2 Academy these days. It was previously the Carling Academy, but before that it was a bingo hall, and, I believe, a dance hall… Mrs K? Alf?

Sorry it’s so late – I thought I had a post set up for today – apparently not!

Clayton Street Week – Charlotte Square

April 16, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments


This square is between Clayton Street and Stowell Street (the main street of Chinatown). It always seems peaceful, even though it’s right in the centre of town. But I might just have been there in those rare moments when things are quiet :)

Clayton Street Week – Scrumpy Willow and the Singing Kettle

April 15, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  5 Comments


I haven’t been to Scrumpy Willow in a while, but that’s because I’m only rarely down that end of town. It has veggie and vegan food, but with organic and locally sourced meat dishes to keep the carnivores happy. And I really should visit again soon.

Two Picture Tyne God (repost)

April 14, 2010  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

It’s been a while since the Tyne God was featured here. He’s up on a slate wall of the Civic Centre.

It is a bronze sculpture by David Wynne – and measures 16 feet high and weighs two and a quarter tons, which, in its time, was the largest bronze figure to be erected in this country since Rodin’s time.

It is further unique in that water pours from his elevated hand drenching the body and symbolising his significance as the allegorical god of the Tyne.


Good ‘ol Tyne Goddie is my favourite bit of public art in Newcastle.  What’s yours?