Down again today…
Here’s another one from Saltburn:
Up another little bit today. I blame the rain.
Talking of wet things, here’s a non-operational fountain thingy at Seaton Deleval Hall
Back up again today…
You know, this kind of thing has been bothering me for ages. It seems almost every town and village in the country has a sign on the way in making demands of this nature:
I have a couple of problems with this:
And isn’t Seaton Sluice a delightful name?
Hmmm. Well, it’s technically a two-parter, with a huuuuuuge cliffhanger that I don’t want to spoil, so all I’ll say for now is…
What’s this? Down again?! Well, so it seems…
It was a slightly different Sunday, as it started with doing some work-realted stuff that needed doing, and that for reasons I won’t bore you with wasn’t the kind of thing to do during working hours, or even an early evening. It all went as planned, so that wasn’t so bad.
After that, I went into Newcastle for a couple of hours, more to have a walk in the quite pleasant weather than anything, though I did pay a visit to the Discovery Museum.
And then I came home.
Seaton Deleval Hall has some quite nifty, if occasionally violent, sculptures:
What’s this? Down again? Well, apparently so…
Today’s outing was to Seaton Deleval Hall, which it’s taken me a while to get around to visiting. It’s about 45 minutes from Newcastle on one of those buses that takes a very meandering route, but gets there eventually. I had a good look around the place – it’s an odd mix of nicely preserved rooms in one wing and a just saved in time before it could fall down near ruin in the other. And it’s got formal gardens, woodland, and more to enjoy. And it’s always good to flash my National Trust card to get into places!
This is a view of the entrance to the not quite in perfect condition part of the hall:
Down again today…
In a break with tradition, Friday did not start with a sausage sarnie, as I had to catch a train and visit a far distant outpost known as “Teesside”, where I talked to some people and did some things of a work-related nature. And after that, I returned to Newcastle for a couple of hours before coming home.
This is a detail of the statue of Henry Pease at Saltburn. The wiki-linky-thingy will tell you all about him, so I won’t provide a summary.
Up again on another hot day that started with a moderately dramatic thunderstorm, which kindly stopped before I had to go to work.
This is a view of Saltburn Valley Gardens.
It’s been all of five years and about as many cameras since I got my last batch of cards from those nice Moo  people, and while I was sorting out my new camera bag last week, I realised I didn’t have many left, and more to the point, the old ones didn’t have my spiffy logo. So, I decided it was time to create some more. I went for a smaller range of designs this time – just four photos that I’m quite fond of, with the new logo and the usual contact details on the back.
Just for a change, I went for the gloss finish this time – for the photos I’d selected, it seemed like it would be a better option. After some dithering (and locating a 10% discount code), I placed the order last Wednesday night. As these are custom print jobs, I wasn’t particularly concerned that the estimated delivery date was this Friday. I did suspect they might be a bit quicker than that when I got the despatch notification on Friday, with delivery now estimated for tomorrow. But I wasn’t all that surprised when they arrived yesterday. And here they are:
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As always, a photo of a photo doesn’t really do it justice – these cards really do look very good indeed – the images are clear, sharp and bright and the gloss finish sets them off just as I’d hoped.
If you meet me in real life, I’ll probably offer you a card!
 Note: that’s a referral link – if you buy through that, I’ll get a little something
 Well, I might have some more which I’ll have put in one of those safe places…