I went out for a meal with some friends last night to celebrate E and M getting engaged.
We went to Rumpolis's. The building is under the Tyne Bridge, one of those huge old buildings that are a little ramshackle but all the better for it.
(the mosaic in the stairwell)
The food was pretty nice too. I can particularly recommend the tomato garlic bread.
(the mirror in the ladies' loos)
After I left, I noticed that the Millennium Bridge was lit up red for Comic Relief. I had wanted to get home quickly to do some work, but I couldn't resist walking along the Quayside to get some photos. (For the result, you'll have to check out the photo site tomorrow!)
As I walked back along, I saw a couple of groups of people taking photos of each other with the bridges in the background. The first three girls were holding out their camera to try and get them all; the second was a group of lads and lasses with one man stooping in front for the pic.
I offered to take pictures for them. They were all very grateful - in fact another girl in the second group passed her camera to me too, so I took two of them.
It's nice to do a good turn from time to time :o)
edited to add: links updated round here. let me know if you find anything broken.
edited again to add that I'm now updating my flickr photostream again if you're interested.