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Adventure Valley, Durham

Don’t go expecting bells and whistles, this place is refreshingly all about good old-fashioned family fun!

We’re up in Newcastle introducing James to family, so thought we’d take advantage of the trip to squeeze in a visit to Adventure Valley. 419 more words

Days Out

Watching The Detectives

Strange things occurred in Newcastle yesterday. I noticed a large number of people in period dress, especially flat caps and deerstalker hats.

Coming across a group of fabulously attired ladies, unlike my normal approach in street photography (which is 100% “ninja”), I asked if I could take their photograph. 224 more words

Photography

Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives - #PotLuck - The Wetlands Report~ part 1 - Fraggle Photography

Welcome to the series of Posts from Your Archives, where bloggers put their trust in me. In this series, I dive into a blogger’s archives and select four posts to share here to my audience. 250 more words

Blogging

Two poems by Chris Stewart

This week we’re happy to share two pieces by Middlesbrough performance poet Chris Stewart. Chris describes himself as “a background extra in a Harvey Weinstein movie because it is literally true. 603 more words

Poetry

The Mayoral North of Tyne devolution deal is lip-service: the office is virtually powerless

Two days ago, the North of Tyne combined authority elected their first regional mayor: Momentum-backed Labour candidate Jamie Driscoll. Gifted with £600 million across a thirty-year stint, the money provides the office with an annual £20 million to invest in infrastructure and job creation. 684 more words

Politics

The postcard still life series 2

In the first post about this series of small still life paintings featuring at least one postcard from a friend, I explained why and how I started this series. 150 more words

Art