Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cone of Light Newcastle

At the most southerly end of Newcastle's promenade stands the Cone of Light.
The base is constructed of Mourne granite and the needles are of stainless steel.

Sorry I have missed many of your posts and had no posts for that last few days due to a sudden family bereavement.

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Wordless Wednesday HERE 

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Friday, 17 February 2017

Friday Randoms and Reflections

Given that this was the final day of half term, we decided just to 'go for it' inspite of the weather and headed for Newcastle County Down at the foot of the Mourne Mountains.  The rain clouds did unfortunately cover the mountains but we braved the wind and rain to walk the promenade.

Several new art pieces have been installed along the promenade, like this Globe - a great reflective surface.
Photo credit: my daughter

Photo credit: my daughter


You can't visit Newcastle without having a 99 or a poke, as that is what we call an ice cream cone with a chocolate flake stuck into it.  I can vouch for it being very good!

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Weekend Reflections HERE

Happy weekend!

Thursday, 16 February 2017


I pass by this little cottage garden gate quite frequently and just last week enjoyed a peek into their garden to admire the snowdrops!

They are a forerunner of spring.
I'm thankful this week we've had a break in routine with half term and we've been able to enjoy some other activities and fun times.

Isn't it lovely at the close of the day to see this wonderful sky?

THanks for coming by!

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And Skywatch Friday HERE

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Love Signs Forever

Carving a heart with your name and your loved one's name on a tree has been a long standing romantic thing to do!

These are some of the heart and initials I've found out and about - even though I'm a day late posting them for Valentine's Day!

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

The Views from Victoria Square

Continuing from yesterday's post, here are a few more shots in Victoria Square, Belfast and that climb up the spiralling staircase to the dome.

Thiis is the view eastwards ans you can see the Albert Clock and beyond that is Belfast Lough.

The famous cranes, Samson and Goliath at the shipyard where the Titanic was built.

The otherside provides a look over the city, including City Hall with its green domes.

Thanks for your comments!

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Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, 13 February 2017

Victoria Square

 Victoria Square is the newest shopping centre in Belfast, revitalising an area of Belfast that was in decline.  Its main attraction is a glass dome from which there are 360 degree views of the city.

This is the viewing platform and spiral staircase - makes for a dizzying climb up or down!

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And Mersad's Through My Lens HERE

And Our World Tuesday HERE

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Birds in the Park

Just a few photos of the birds I managed to snap with my phone on my walks around the park last week.  These two greylag geese were enjoying a swim.

I was serenaded by this chirpy little robin redbreast - he was so friendly!

Glad to be joining Eileen for Saturday's Critters HERE

Happy Saturday!