Friday, 27 August 2010

the snailr project

anna pickard of has the most amazing project going, all journeys and postcards and old-fashioned communication in the 21st century. i think it's a really amazing idea and have sent my address.

(i hope she's not secretly a criminal frickin' mastermind but if she is, meh. as long as i still get a postcard!)

Thursday, 26 August 2010

i have a real-life friend called... well, i don't think she shares her real name online, but her online name is jezebeldeville and she's very lovely both online and off.

anyway i just really liked her most recent post and think you should go and read it.


i have a cold today and i feel rather sorry for myself. i'm going to stay in bed as long as i can.

Saturday, 21 August 2010

the greenmarket is going

so, the Greenmarket is going to close in january.

i've got mixed feelings about this. the current greenmarket is pretty dire - it has no heart - but i do miss the old Greenmarket. I never used to buy anything in Dances with Unicorns, but I used to pop in quite often, just to see what was there. (and they always seemed to do a brisk business, so i don't think they minded me browsing!) I did buy plants there fairly often. and it always seemed to be pretty popular.

the current stallholders will be offered pitches in the grainger market. but when the old one closed i'm sure they were offered pitches there then. noone was interested.

i'm sad that it's come to this.

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Tyne and Wear Heritage Open Days

This year the TWHOD are 9-12 September. Unfortunately I won't be able to do much if anything this year :( but still wanted to tell everyone it was on!

I've blogged about it in the past here amongst other places - mainly the few days following. I would highly recommend the Civic Centre tour, the Lit and Phil, St Nicholas' cathedral, the Victoria tunnel, the catacombs and Jesmond cemetery, the swing bridge pump room, the pub walk... ah loads of stuff. you should do it all!

Let me know what you plan to do!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

just a reminder... this blog is now returning to being a place where i talk about life in newcastle. if you're wanting the ttc/babyloss stuff, that can now be found here.

Thursday, 5 August 2010

do you think the a1 should be made into a dual carriageway all the way north to scotland?

then go fill in this survey.

also see this website and this story in today's Journal.