Hello, on Sunday it was Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there.
I spent my Father’s Day with my children and we went to Tynemouth. It was a perfect day to go to the beach it was sunny and one of the hottest days of the year. Tynemouth is one of my favourite places to go. The beach is one of my favourites, I love the town, the priory and castle. It has the Blue Reef aquarium there which we have been too before but didn’t go this time, maybe next time. It’s a great place to visit especially on days like today and perfect for photographers. If you live in the north east give it a visit, you’ll love it.
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Here’s a quick YouTube video of the day too.
Hello happy Bank Holiday Monday, hope you’re all enjoying it even if the weather today isn’t so good.
We’ve had some good weather lately though and I’ve been out enjoying it and taking some photos of my favourite place Newcastle Quayside and also around Newcastle. I’ve said it before in previous posts that I love this city and lucky to have grown up here. The city is beautiful to look at, I love the Quayside, there’s lots to do and see and the people are friendly. It’s the home of Newcastle United of course who are back where we belong now in the premiership. Let’s not forget the nightlife it’s not voted the party city for nothing. It’s also been voted lately the best place for families to live.
The Quayside Seaside is back and I’ve managed to go and enjoy the sun there and also visited the Baltic Centre. The Baltic is a contemporary art centre and at the moment the Rodney Graham exhibition is on. He’s an Canadian artist and his exhibition combines works in film and video with an extensive presentation of his photographic images. The Baltic has some viewing platforms with amazing views of the River Tyne which is where I have taken these photos. One platform has a great view of all the nesting kittiwakes on the Baltic, so if you like bird watching it’s perfect for you. If you haven’t visited the Baltic yet the I recommend you do especially if you love art and photography.
I’ve put together a new YouTube video and uploaded it today check it out. I Love My City
Hello, Spring is here and I’m a little late but it’s gonna be May ha.
It’s that time of year when the weather starts getting a little better after winter and the April showers. The flowers start blooming and everything starts looking a little brighter. I like this time of year it’s the warm up for Summer, the weather gets warmer, it gets dark later and my birthday is in April and I always take a week of work to enjoy my birthday week. It’s a good time of year to start going out and about more. Going to the park and taking photos. Where I live we have two big parks, Leazes Park and Saltwell Park. There’s always a good chance of talking some good photos in those parks.
I just thought I would share some of my favourite photos I’ve taken of spring in those parks with you and a little video.
I’ve made a video of my spring photography. Check it out Spring Is Here
Hello yesterday I took my son to see The Lego Batman Movie.
The story goes: There are big changes brewing in Gotham, but if Batman (Will Arnett) wants to save the city from the Joker’s (Zach Galifianakis) hostile takeover, he may have to drop the lone vigilante thing, try to work with others and maybe, just maybe, learn to lighten up. Maybe his superhero sidekick Robin (Michael Cera) and loyal butler Alfred (Ralph Fiennes) can show him a thing or two.
I’ve always been a big Batman fan and have seen The Lego Movie and Batman was the best thing about that movie, so a solo Lego Batman Movie was inevitable. Will Arnett is a great comedic actor and sounds like Batman so he’s the perfect choice for the movie. Zack Galifianakis is also a great comedic actor and is a good choice for The Joker. He hasn’t got the voice and laugh that Mark Hamill has but for this movie it works. Got to remember this is a family movie after all. There’s lots of famous voice overs in this movie from Channing Tatum as Superman and Jonah Hill as the Green Lantern. As a fan I got all the references to previous movies and liked those, like the parade with Prince playing reference, Batman 1989. I enjoyed the movie it’s an enjoyable, funny family movie which all the family will enjoy. There’s something for everyone in it. If you’re a fan or even if you’re not I think you’ll enjoy it and recommend you go see it.
Hello, I decided to make some resolutions this year, as I a rule I don’t normally make them because let’s be real who keeps them? Last year I made a few and I think I kept one or two. This year it’s pretty much the same and I’m going to keep to them because they are things I actually want to do.
The first one is to read more. There is a lot of of books on my to read list and it’s time to start ticking them off. I have a habit of starting to read a book putting it down and never getting back to it. I have about five books I’m in the middle of reading now and I’m determined to finish them. I’ve just joined Goodreads and set myself a reading challenge which will help me in this. My Goodreads profile if you wish to follow my progress.
Another resolution was to cook more. I never really cook much with working full time and being busy but I’ve decided when I have the time I need to learn to cook more things instead of just putting something in the oven out of the freezer. This month I have been cooking more than normal and I’m going to continue with this and learn to cook new things. It’s always good to learn new things and it helps impress the ladies.
Other resolutions I want to keep are to keep up with my photography, keep fit and travel more. I’m also going to blog more because I haven’t blogged much lately. This year is the year when I will stick to my resolutions.
Hello, on Thursday I went to see WCPW LOADED at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
It’s the first What Culture wrestling show I’ve been to and the card was pretty stacked full of big name wrestling stars. There was Matt Hardy, Bubba Ray, Alberto El Patron, Drew Galloway and Johnny Mundo. Alberto El Patron had a match against Johnny Mundo and it was the best match of the night. After the match he had a promo and it sounds like his next match will be against Kurt Angle. I can’t wait for that match it will be a classic and I will have to go if it happens in Newcastle. The main event had Matt Hardy in a tag team match against Bubba Ray and I won’t tell you who with or the result because it hasn’t aired yet (no spoilers here) but it was a good match. I’ve finally got to see those two wrestle in a match live so I was happy. I grew up watching the Hardys and The Duddleys wrestle in the WWE so that was great to see.
If you’ve never watched WCPW or been to a show I highly recommend it and you should definitely go see it live. You never know who will turn up.