Archive for February, 2012

Grey Street corner

February 29, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

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The top of a building on the corner of Grey Street and (I believe) Shakespeare Street.

The Charles Grey

February 28, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

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I’ve only been in the Charles Grey once or twice, but it always looks nice.

Rush hour

February 27, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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Rush hour, heading South.

All change…

February 26, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

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Since before I started posting on this website, hosting has been provided by Denton of Greenville Daily Photo. I can’t find the exact date but it seems to have been about the middle of June 2006 – so getting on for six years.

But unfortunately all good things must come to an end, and Denton is no longer able to provide hosting for the site :’(

After some thinking – which basically involved me imagining for three seconds the amount of work transferring everything to a free site and melting down in horror – I decided to take on hosting myself. Now, the amount of work involved in transferring the domain name and hosting generally is not exactly small, but… well, y’all have got used to the site being properly hosted and all that.

The thing is that right now I’m off on maternity leave and unfortunately haven’t managed that lottery win yet :’/ So I’m having to move to a different web hosting service. This means two things:
1) Service might be slightly patchy around here while everything gets switched round. Please don’t worry, I won’t disappear permanently :’D I will keep updating my twitter feed and facebook page if there’s any outage, so please follow them if you really need to know what’s going on as well as getting extra pics that I don’t post on here!!
2) I will be looking into ways to make enough money from the site to break even. I’m not hoping to make an actual profit (although I won’t deny that that would be lovely!) but I’m really just hoping to make enough to cover my own costs.

I’m also going to take the opportunity to have a slight redesign. Of course, if anyone wants to offer their services to do that for me that would be fab… can’t offer any cash, but would offer my undying love and a nice prominent linky ;’)

And if anyone has any ideas on how to make a small amount of cash from the site (or if anyone wants to buy a link!) then please do get in touch!

Killingworth fair

February 25, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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Last time I drove past there was a fair just next to Killingworth Lake. This is a somewhat Tenin-esque shot.

From Blackett Bridge

February 24, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  4 Comments

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Part of me really likes this pic, part of me isn’t sure. I was in a hurry and it’s hard to take a decent pic through that glass (plus I’m still not entirely sure that security won’t kick me out for taking pics in Eldon Square!!) so it’s just a snatched shot really.

Peel Lane

February 23, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments

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This is the old Dance City building. Does anyone know if it’s being used for anything these days or just lying empty?

Cathedral Church of St Mary

February 22, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  6 Comments

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Taken just as the sky grew dark one winter’s evening. Their website is here.

So sorry today’s picture is so late. Anyone would think the baby doesn’t understand that I need computer time to post pics for you lot ;)

J is 8 months old today. Should I get another pic of him somewhere in Newcastle??

I am still alive

February 21, 2012  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  10 Comments

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The baby’s been a bit overwhelming recently. But he is still gorgeous and generally a fab baby.

Things are going to be changing a bit – hopefully – and service may well be a bit patchy right now. But hopefully… hopefully everything will be sorted soon. *crosses fingers and wishes she was more organised and richer*