Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Not no more, no never

2 years ago to the day I blogged this photo, stating that people would gather at this fountain at midnight to celebrate the new year. I said as a father of young children, I wouldn't be joining them, but maybe in a couple of years, who knows. Well the short answer is, I won't be doing it this year, due to the riot that occured there last year. It's a sad fact that for every drunk that wants to kiss you, there's another that wants to punch you. So on that happy note, I bid you all a HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

Gone fishing

I have never understood the appeal of fishing, I understand some men do it to get away from their wives. This guy must really hate his wife as the lake was frozen and the weather was sub zero. It takes all sorts.

Saturday, 27 December 2008

Xmas Presents

I got some nice stuff for Christmas.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Christmas Eve

To escape the madness of Christmas we went to the woods

Tuesday, 16 December 2008


We had a nice sunset the other day, I took this from our back garden.

Thursday, 11 December 2008


I went to London the other day, it was ok.

Sunday, 26 October 2008

Flying kites

Kite flying at pearson Park. Great fun was had by all.

Sunday, 19 October 2008


This is a bearded dragon, it belongs to Katie & Harry's older brother Luke. I'm not sure I could go to sleep if he was kept in my bedroom!

And did those fields...

We decided we had better dig up the Jerusalem Artichokes before it fell over. This plant produced a good crop. We had never eat them before, so we made them into crisps and they were lovely.

Thursday, 16 October 2008

Stranglers / La Folie (PV)

Lay back shut your eyes and enjoy!

Saturday, 11 October 2008


It's that time of year again.

Monday, 6 October 2008

Beverley Food Market

As you can see it was very busy, full of people blagging free samples (us included!) I bought some extra hot chilli cheese and some chilli chocolate which was very nice.

Thursday, 25 September 2008

Big pond

A couple more images from our trip to Tophill Low last weekend.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Tophill Low

We went to Tophill Low today. The top picture is a Great Crested Grebe on the 'O' reservoir. Katie and Harry were both thrilled to see a hedgehog for the first time, sadly, because hedgehogs are nocturnal, this one is probably poorly.

Saturday, 20 September 2008

He's a baby, He's a baby

Katie left her dolls pram in the conservatory, naturally Boozer had to sleep in it, but given his size it's a wonder it's still in one piece!

Thursday, 18 September 2008


I was on a training course today, learning how to investigate complaints, it was ok. At the beginning of the course, as part of the old 'ice breaking' routine, we were asked to garner 3 facts from 3 different people and then feed them back to the group. People were coming up with interesting facts like where they went on holiday and what they did in their spare time. One woman commented that she did the ironing in her spare time and this caused quite a reaction amongst the participants, as did the person who said they did something called 'body combat'. I happened to mention that I had a blog; this was met with complete silence, not a flicker, a real tumbleweed moment. Oh well, nice to know I'm doing something popular!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

We went to Filey Brigg today, after all the recent rainy weather, it was lovely. Everyone had a great time until Katie went full length into a rock pool. It was time to go home then!

Saturday, 13 September 2008

Self Portrait (This is me!)

Well, this is the last day of Robert's challenge and it has been a challenge, mainly to find the time! I have enjoyed it and visiting all the other blogs has also been a challenge. Nice to meet so many new people, but with the time difference, by the time I got to a lot of the blogs it was difficult to find anything original to say! So if some of my comments have appeared a little brief or even strange, forgive me, I did my best! I'm sure I will meet some of you again.

Friday, 12 September 2008

How do I relax?

It's Robert's challenge, so it's only fair that I should copy him and go for music as my relaxation method of choice. 10 smartie points for the first person to name all the albums!

Thursday, 11 September 2008

A view from the home!

I may be using an element of poetic license here with Robert's photo challenge, because it said a view from in your home. The top photo was taken from my garden, so that's pretty close isn't it?
This was taken from my conservatory so technically that's in my home. It's not the squirell as such that's significant, just wildlife in general. We live in the middle of a big city, but we still get Squirrels and foxes and a fantastic selection of birds. So I give you my 2 favourite views from my house.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Front Door

It's not much of a front door but it's the only one I've got.

Monday, 8 September 2008


The cooker hood, proudly fitted by myself, and before Quilly says anything it's the photo that's crooked!

The oil burner, used more often after I've been cooking

Can you spot the odd one out?

Sunday, 7 September 2008

Mail Box?

Robert over at is hosting a photo challenge, today it's a photo of your mail box. If you want to join in, or find out what the rest of the photo challenges are, head over to see him. The red one is where I post my mail, it's at the top of our street, the tatty brass one is where my mail gets posted, you may see more of this later in the week.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Lazy blogging

I do have breaks from blogging occasionally, but I still take photographs. This one was taken in February this year at Paull, looking out onto the River Humber. I think it has an eerie quality.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Tall trees

Took these at Dalby Forest last week

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Still not functioning fully, hopefully will get back to some sense of normality at the weekend.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

1st day at school

I haven't got any image manipulation tools on my new computer yet, so this is a little pale. What with work and family commitments it is going to take me a while to get back to normal, bear with me.

Sunday, 31 August 2008


We went to FlamingoLand recently, it's not just for kids you know!


I loved the colours on this.

Saturday, 30 August 2008

I've found a way!

The final word on bridges, yes it was Quilly's idea, but I couldn't resist posting this, taken in Whitby less than 2 weeks ago. I watched in admiration as the lady you see climbed her way up there. The ship is called the Grand Turk.

Coming soon...

I've just got a new computer and my old modem isn't compatible with Windows Vista. So I may be off line for a couple of days. When I come back I will visit all my new friends, as well as all of my old ones. In the meantime, thank you all for your lovely comments on my bridges, what's the next challenge?

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

The final 2 bridges

Top one is the bridge over Barmston drain in Hull, the other one is in the beautiful village of Thornton le Dale. Notice the kids feeding the ducks.

Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Whitby harbour bridge

This bridge opens frequently to let marine traffic through, it also happens to be the main road through Whitby, and nobody seems to mind.

Beggar's Bridge

This is Beggar's Bridge near Glaisdale in North Yorkshire, it was built in 1619, if you wish to know more about it's history go here

Monday, 25 August 2008

It's only a bridge

I drove under this yesterday as I often do, and I frequently drive over it, as do lots of other people. I remember it being built, and I also remember the ferries that used to get us from one side to the other. I now take it for granted, as I suspect most people who live in the area do, which is a shame. It may no longer be the world's biggest single span suspension bridge, but it's still pretty awesome. Oh and by the way, a friend of Quilly's has a post a picture of a bridge thing going, so if you're interested or intrigued, go to

Sunday, 24 August 2008

Vista '08

We went to the inaugral Vista festival yesterday, or Prinny Ave street fest to the less posh of you. It was a pleasant experience without being over exciting, lots of free balloons for the kids, and fortunately sunshine too, well it was when we were there. We had a very nice meal and drink in the garden area of The Lounge and the kids got face painted (see below). But the highlight was surely winning a KCFM mouse mat for identifying the intro to Rubber Bullets by 10cc. I also recognised Sugar Baby Love by the Rubettes, but wasn't owning up to that one. The only down point of the day was forgetting my camera so I couldn't record the event for posterity.

Tigers Tigers burning bright

In honour of Hull City's excellent start to life in the premiership, we've turned the kids into tigers.

Friday, 22 August 2008


This is a view from the track that lead to our cottage.

Thursday, 21 August 2008


Some of you may recognise wifey in this pic, I couldn't believe how many people were trying to catch crabs.