September 15, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments


These flags were in Tynemouth, a month or three back.

Street life

September 14, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

cafe royal

Sitting watching the world go by, back in the summer. I wish it was still this sunny…

Hope Brothers Ltd

September 13, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments


An entrance to the Grainger Market.

I hadn’t realised that the reason it wasn’t open on Sundays and bank hols is that the traders voted not to. Good on you market traders – the world would be a better place if we all made an effort to give ourselves a proper day off!

Westgate Road

September 12, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments


There’s something about the combination of the sign with its rusty nails, the sky and the bricks here that I just love.


September 11, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments


A tower (handily labelled, just in case you weren’t sure) in Ouseburn, which I just noticed the other day you can see from Byker Bridge. I particularly love the crocodile… crocodiles? Not sure whether it’s one, or two, or a Siamese crocodile – what do you think?

More flowers

September 10, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  1 Comment


I liked yesterday’s flowers so I thought what the hey… these are completely different, but I love them too! The day I took this was as grey as it is today, too :-/

It’s really nice to be back. What’s been going on in Internet-Land? Have I missed anything good?

Back from hiatus, bringing flowers

September 9, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments


I’m not really sure what happened.

One minute it was June and nearly my son’s second birthday and I was just a day or two behind, and now it’s… September?! The schools have broken up and gone back, it’s noticeably colder, and I didn’t post in nearly three months, despite resolving to do so almost every single day.

Still, onwards and upwards! I’m back now, with plenty of pics to post, and I’m all full of new-term determination.

What did I miss? How are you all? Hope everything is well….

This pic, taken on St Mary’s Place, is from a month or two back. I am loving the council’s idea to save money by growing wildflowers instead of cutting the grass. Genius. The poppies especially have been absolutely beautiful.

Millennium bridge on a blue blue sky

June 18, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  2 Comments


Love days when the Quayside is this busy! Newcastle really is the place to be.

International Quayside!

June 17, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

international quayside

The Quayside goes all international* on Quayside Market days. Love it!

*International, German, it’s all the same in my head :)

Great Coffee…

June 16, 2013  |  Newcastle upon Tyne  |  No Comments

great coffee

… is apparently what you get in here. I’ve never tried it out so can’t vouch for it. Great building though!

I can’t tell you how long I had to crouch on the floor to even attempt to get this building straight in the picture. It drove me mad. If you’re the guy who walk past saying something along the lines of ‘whatever it takes the get the picture right’… then hi! *waves*