Tynemouth winter gallery

Last Sunday we visited the beach at Tynemouth with some friends who made the long journey up from Essex to visit us. It turned out that it was the furthest North they had ever been, so we tried to show them as many sights as possible (look out for more posts this week!). The light was beautiful when we were at the beach and I took loads of photos.

This panorama is my favourite of all of the photos that I took – I love the sky!

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Newcastle’s Central Arcade

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In issue 8 of The Simple Things magazine, there was a wonderful feature about shopping arcades around the UK. I was fascinated by the stories behind them, and it inspired me to go out and take some photos of my local arcade – Central Arcade in Newcastle. If you’re a visitor to Newcastle it’s definitely worth a look (the Visitor Information Centre is there, which is handy!). If you’re a native, then you should go and take time to admire this beautiful place. Continue reading…

Making Softpots

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This weekend I went to York to spend some time with Mum and Dad before our wedding, which is now less than 2 weeks away! Mum wanted us to do something crafty and booked us into a workshop at Softpots on Stonegate. Softpots is run by the lovely Annie Austen-Meek, who invented the concept over ten years ago, originally to transport plants practically and safely. Softpots are flexible and are kinder to plants, allowing them to ‘breathe’ and drain freely. Not only are they practical but beautiful, and it is very therapeutic making them. Continue reading…