Monday, 13 June 2016

Vegan Fish and Chips Tofu

At the weekend we had a go at making the tofu fish and chips using this recipe...
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The batter was good, we used vegetable oil in a non stick pan which worked quite well, however despite marinating the tofu in vinegar and seaweed for about 6 hours there was no discernible fishy taste! The mushy peas are a value range Tesco tinned variety and the chips are McCains. The tofu was from Cauldron Foods.

Friday, 10 June 2016

Leazes Park Safety Funding Investment

From Newcastle University Student Union News...

"Secured a £90,000 investment to improve safety in Leazes Park, this will be particularly helpful to first year students crossing the park for Castle Leazes and Richardson Road."
This is very interesting and I have not been able to find any more information on this, Northumbria Police has a mention of the attack on some students in the park on their site, however it would be interesting to learn more about this investment, who it is being awarded by and who will be doing the improvements. Hopefully it will actually bear fruit and park users will benefit. Could be that the shrubbery work we have seen this year has been part of this However its a lot of money to cut back shrubs...?
In my opinion the work on shrubbery will help safety also signage and lighting. The amount of rubbish and broken glass is also a problem.

Trent House

Some upcycled containers including Jack Daniels tubs, and an old water cistern, are making the front of the Trent House look very lovely

Friday, 3 June 2016

Light at the End of the Tunnel

This was a shot through an alleyway on Gallowgate looking towards the direction of Strawberry Place...

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Futuristic Pitt Street

Pitt Street, new flats and public toilet list

This is what you see if you stand at the bottom of Pitt Street and look towards Westgate Hill.

The public toilets opposite the bottom of Pitt Street have recently been demolished. They were quite unpleasant smelly toilets and I doubt anyone will miss them... If you need to go to the toilet in this part of town, there is probably one in the high rise buildings around you, maybe in the football stadium or student flats?
The Strawberry Public House on Strawberry Place has a toilet, also Newcastle Arms Pub on St. Andrew's Street, also nice toilets in Eldon Square, Eldon Garden and The Gate. You don't have to spend money "to spend a penny" (old term for using the toilet). On this subject we have noticed the public toilet in Leazes Park is also closed at the moment. I know some people will be in the park and desperate to get to the toilet. If this is the case, the nearest toilets are in the Royal Victoria Infirmary near the Leazes Wing and Victoria Wing main entrances.

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