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A trip to Clumber Park

22 April 2014 /

  A couple of weekends ago we went to Doncaster to stay with some very dear friends who we hadn’t seen for ages! On the Sunday afternoon we went up to Clumber Park – it was a glorious sunny spring day, which was perfect for wandering about and having the first picnic of 2014 🙂…

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Wordsworth House and Garden – photo gallery

09 April 2014 /

Last spring, we visited Wordsworth’s House in Cockermouth, Cumbria. It’s such a wonderful place to visit – the garden is simply beautiful. I was pleased to spot daffodils in there! 🙂 Tom also got to play some Bach on the harpsichord! When we visited, there was an exhibition by Dianne Standen, who specialises in creative…

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Grey’s Monument gallery

15 March 2014 /

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The Festival of Thrift 2014

13 March 2014 /

  The Festival of Thrift was launched last year at Lingfield Point in Darlington, with the aim of showing just how much fun and creativity there is to be found in living thriftily and sustainably. Thrifting, the idea of creating something yourself or ‘make-do-and-mend’-ing has definitely seen a huge revival over the past few years…

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A trip to Barter Books

03 March 2014 /

Barter Books in Alnwick, Northumberland is possibly the best bookshop in the world. I have to plan a day trip whenever I go up to Alnwick to allow for lots of looking-at-books time! It is such an incredible place. I visited the shop many, many months ago when my fab friend Tiffany came to stay,…

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Fair weather wanderings

04 February 2014 /

Tom is busy building his new website (with the help of the amazing Dan at Baltic Design) and has been saying for ages that he wanted to go out on a sunny day and take some photos that he might use. Well, Saturday turned out to be that day! We knew that storms were coming…

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RE – found objects

27 January 2014 /

RE is my favourite shop EVER! It’s tucked away behind a garage in Corbridge in Northumberland, and I could spend hours browsing their amazing homewares, stationery, haberdashery and everything else you didn’t know you wanted. The staff are always welcoming and helpful too – it’s generally a brilliant place 🙂 I’ve been quite a few…

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Birthday fun!

23 January 2014 /

  It was my birthday at the weekend and we braved the weather and went up to Alnmouth for the day. I had a super day, but it was a little bit bleak as you can see! That didn’t stop us having a wander on the beach though – I love Tom’s expression on this…

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A Cumbrian Christmas – gallery

13 January 2014 /

  This year we spent Christmas in Cumbria, and I took lots of photos in and around Maryport and Keswick. Here is a little selection of the best ones!

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Angie Lewin: A Natural Line

30 December 2013 /

We recently visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park to look around Angie Lewin’s exhibition, A Natural Line. Her work is absolutely beautiful and I’ve put together this mini gallery of photos of some of her sketchbooks and materials on display. The exhibition is running until 23rd February 2014, and you can find out more here.

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Tynemouth winter gallery

09 December 2013 /

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…

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Newcastle’s Central Arcade

11 August 2013 /

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…

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