Saturday, 30 January 2010

More thick snow this morning

This morning there was a thick cover of snow on the roofs, houses, trees and everything to be seen. It is - 1 outside at the moment.

Thursday, 28 January 2010

Kitchen Board

The area of wall above my pin board and cupboards needed a lot of coats of paint before it started to look a uniform yellow.
This is what I see when I sit at the kitchen table so it is nice to look at now.

Kitchen finished... again

At the end of December the motor on the extractor fan in the kitchen broke.
In January I received a new one, a Silavent, which was a lot smaller than the old one, but much neater and more efficient.
There was a large area of unpainted plaster around where the old fan had been removed.
The kitchen needed another coat of paint so yesterday I used a long handled roller and a small step to put on the last coat in the areas where it was needed. My neighbour's young son helped by climbing up on the counter tops to paint above the cupboards and around the extractor fan.
I have put the paint pot away now, at last.
The kitchen looks really nice now.

Friday, 22 January 2010

Ward Jackson's Park, Hartlepool

On Sunday we went to Ward Jackson's Park in Hartlepool, Jeff and Mum, Buster the dog and myself.
The lake in the park is still mostly frozen over.

Ducks in Snow

These ducks live at Byker City Farm. Here they are having a meeting about the adverse weather conditions.
The snow is all gone now, and I have managed to get out and about for a few short walks. On Monday earlier this week it was very bright and sunny so I decided to have a walk to the recycling bins on Dunholme Road.
About 1 and a half miles each way. Maybe I had forgotten how to walk (with staying at home all these weeks) because on Brighton Grove I tripped and fell over. I fell on my knees then flat on the floor. The pain in my knees and hand was so bad I could not move for a while. I am still in a fair bit of pain and have some really nasty bruises.

Sunday, 10 January 2010

Byker City Farm in Snow

Jeff spent some time taking photos at Byker City Farm. The swine seemed excited to be out in the snow. Maybe it was a new experience for them.

Sunday, 3 January 2010

Development on Bath Lane/Gallowgate

Jeff went out early to get some night time and dawn pictures, this one shows the work beginning on the old Newcastle Brewery site.

Leazes Park gates just before dawn

The park gates looked quite atmosphephric in this early morning shot.

More snow today

One of the stone lions in Leazes Park, and a view of the path beside the tennis courts.

Saturday, 2 January 2010

Snow covered refreshment kiosk by Leazes Lake.

The refreshment kiosk by Leazes Park Lake. The lake is frozen and covered with snow.

Some Snow Scenes in Leazes Park

The bowling green seen through a lopsided fence.

Night time snow on Nun's Moor, Fenham

Looking towards Barrack Road from Nun's Moor.

New snow @ New Year

On New Year's Day we experienced a very heavy (for Tyne and Wear) snowfall early in the morning.
We went out after dark to get a takeaway from our local Indian, Solomon's Dhaba.
First we had to cross the Nun's Moor, where there were many snowmen.

Friday, 1 January 2010

Castle Leazes Little Moor

Trees in the snow on Castle Leazes, part of Newcastle Town Moor, locally known as" The Little Moor".

Snowy Back Lane in Spital Tongues

Deserted back lane with covering of snow.
Bins waiting for collection when council workers return to work after the winter holiday.

More Spital Snow

Jeff liked the festive appearance of this snow clad terrace.

Spital Tongues snow scene

Jeff went out early and took a few pictures in the freshly fallen snow in the Spital Tongues area. Please visit there for latest news from Herbwormwood