Yes that’s right!  This is my 300th post since I began blogging on 28th November 2008!  What on earth have I found to blog  about every day? (well very nearly every day).  Well some days lots and other days, not so much.  But I have got into a routine now and I don’t want to spoilContinue reading “My 300th Post! YIPPEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”

Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Beamish Shops

You can go into all the old shops in Beamish.  Here’s a few pics; Even the prices were right! The assistant in the Co Op was a lovely German student, who spoke excellent English and was very informative!  All the food labels are printed from the original! All the buildings are amazing, and the PrintContinue reading “Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Beamish Shops”

Beamish – More pics from the Open Air Museum!

Still continuing with the pics from our Newcastle trip and more pictures of Beamish the open air museum set n the rolling countryside of County Durham.  We stopped off here on our way back to Manchester.  Although we spent most of the day there, we didn’t see half of the place, – it’s just vastContinue reading “Beamish – More pics from the Open Air Museum!”

Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle):Yet Still Beaming about Beamish!

Continuing with our visit to Beamish, the open air museum, set in 300 acres of County Durham countryside………………………. Beamish step inside these houses It was all aboard the tram to see the town.  All the buildings are real, the houses are real houses and you can go into them and the shops.  Inside are peopleContinue reading “Nights (and Days) on the Toon (Newcastle):Yet Still Beaming about Beamish!”

Days (and Nights) on the Toon (Newcastle); Still Beaming from visiting Beamish!

On the way back from our Newcastle trip, we just had to drop off at Beamish.  Beamish is an open air museum dedicated to portraying the history of working class people of the North East. Set in 300 acres of countryside in County Durham, Beamish is a time travel trip – backwards!  We’ve always wanted to go, and we wasn’tContinue reading “Days (and Nights) on the Toon (Newcastle); Still Beaming from visiting Beamish!”

Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Art at the Baltic, Sarah Sze ‘Tilting Planet’

Whilst at the Baltic centre for Contemporary Art, I discovered an artist whose work I had never come across before.  I really enjoyed American artist Sarah Sze’s installation  ‘Tilting Planet’.I found this work very engaging, thought provoking and inspiring.  Can you tell that I am quite taken with this artist lol!  I made some notes whilstContinue reading “Nights (and days) on the Toon (Newcastle) Art at the Baltic, Sarah Sze ‘Tilting Planet’”

The Disappearing Critique

Just a quick one before work.  And a good job too!  I don’t know what on earths wrong with this blog.  I tried several times to write a review of an artist I had discovered at the Baltic.  In fact I DID write a review, but every time I came to preview it, all IContinue reading “The Disappearing Critique”

Nights (and Days on the Toon (Newcastle) Contemporary Art at the Baltic Gateshead

The Baltic Centre for Contemporary Arts is a centre for ever changing international contemporary art.  The  1950s building  used to be an old flour mill.  Conversion  began in 1988  and the Baltic  opened it’s doors in 2002.      It is situated on the South bank of the river Tyne in Gatehead and is a very impressive building.  The liftsContinue reading “Nights (and Days on the Toon (Newcastle) Contemporary Art at the Baltic Gateshead”