Saturday, May 31, 2014
It's only taken me about a year to go to the Sports Center, even though I pass it every day on the way to work. Our friend Michael has started a sort of Badminton Club, so Thursdays we've started going and having a knock around. For £6 a court for an hour, split between however many, it's pretty good value.
Saturday, May 24, 2014
It's the big weekend for Barnard Castle. An event called 'The Meet'. We weren't here last year so missed it then. So far rain has stopped some of the events. Last night it was tipping it down so we didn't go to the Bowes Vs Barney veterans Football Match. Shame.
Today there was also some sort of mix up, there was supposed to be a huge boot sale. As you can see from the picture below, 3 cars is not a huge boot sale!
At 2 this afternoon however, rain or not, an event called 'Not The Boat Race' took place and was great fun. It's a makeshift boat race from the main stone bridge into Barney to the next bridge down the river. The Rugby Club had 3 entries, I also spotted one of the Bowes Footie team, but a friend from work won it in the pictures directly below.
There's a few more events planned, and if the weather holds off I'll add some more.
Sunday, May 18, 2014
It was a bit of a grey day when we visited Yarm, but I wasn't that impressed. The shops, in my opinion, were overpriced and the meal we had in a local pub, though OK, was really tainted by the glass of cider I had that came in a glass with lipstick marks round the edge. Yarm has a huge viaduct in it. The top picture shows it down a side street, but it is very dominant as you reach the end of the town.
Saturday, May 3, 2014
Why is there always one in the family that makes a face...that's usually my job in photos! Anyway, while we were waiting for Elionwy in her youth club in Richmond, we went for a meal at The Turf (a superb place to eat and worthy of it's own post sometime), then after we went for a walk and found this little cake shop open. The smell in the place was wonderful, freshly made cakes being made. I can't remember the name of the place though. If I find out I'll add it as a comment, they serve Cafe Vinci hot chocolate though and freshly made cakes for about £1-2
I didn't even know there was a castle in Bish! Anyway, we went to the Food Festival last weekend. It was huge. It started in the town and stretched down the street into the castle grounds. It was very well done, only let down by cold and wet weather.
Friday, May 2, 2014
The picture of me above is worrying in I seem to be starting to resemble Wallace (from Wallace & Gromit). Still, I'm (sort of) smiling.
I recently entered a couple of local competitions.
The first was the Teesdale Mercury Calender competition. I only found out after a friend showed me the article in the paper, that I was one of the 12 winners!
I also entered a competition for Durham County Council and had this reply:
I’m delighted to tell you that your photograph has been shortlisted in our top 20 in the photograph competition.
The top 20 will be on display in our Durham Room at County Hall next week. You are welcome to come along and take a look.
I didn't win that competition, but felt very pleased I'd got so far for a first try.