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.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008


We've been going to the same cottage on the same farm for about 5 years now for our Summer holidays, so naturally we didn't expect anything different when we turned up this year. A 40 foot inflatable bouncy castle certainly threw us, but the kids enjoyed it.

Where have I been?

In answer to Quilly's question, I haven't been anywhere, well no where out of the ordinary anyway, I guess I just ran out of things to say and photo's to post. I also have a small confession to make, I have been seeing someone else, the brazen hussy that is known as Facebook. I have to be honest with you, I am still seeing Facebook, but the attraction is wearing off and I am slowly being attracted back to blogger. Those of you who have been true to blogger, I do not deserve you, but I'm glad you're still around, I guess you'll all just have to get used to the fact that I'm a two-timing no good cheating tart, but enough of my good points.......

It's all water under the bridge

What's Gawpo going on about?