Cheeky Devil

6 Aug

This is the last photo of my grandson which I have just taken tonight.

I think he looks like  a cheeky little devil, what do you think?


Blyth Battery

12 Jul

When we went for your walk on Saturday evening we parked next to the Blyth Battery.

I found it very interesting and hadn’t realised what it was until I saw the signs.  So I thought I would include some photos and information I have found.

Information about it and a link will follow the photos.

World War One

Blyth Battery is a coastal defence artillery battery, built in 1916 to defend the port of Blyth and the submarine base there during World War I, and upgraded for re-use during World War II.

It is the most intact, accessible and intelligible coast defence battery on the north east and Yorkshire coast, with individual buildings and features of considerable rarity.

It comprises two building groups – a twin coast defence gun emplacement and a twin searchlight emplacement, each with associated buildings, mostly in concrete with some brick.

Each building group was in a compound surrounded by a fence, and the entire Battery was served by temporary hutment camps for off-duty personnel on adjoining land.

Some buildings are partially sunken or built into dunes to conceal or protect them, and some were partially concealed with false roofs and structures.

Post World War One

It was handed over to the local authority in 1925 and, although recommissioned for World War II, has since been absorbed into the wider recreational use of the Links, a 2-mile stretch of formal and informal open space south of Blyth town centre, comprising a long concave beach, dunes, mown grass and car-parks. All the Battery’s main buildings survive, most being vacant though some are in leisure-related use. Virtually all signs of the compounds, temporary hutment camps and false concealment structures are gone. The Battery’s buildings are scheduled and listed Grade II. The site is also within a local nature reserve.

More information here!

More photos and info to follow on next post.

Seaton Sluice-Blyth

11 Jul

Out walking for a bit yesterday, this is one the photos that resulted.  This my hubby and myself.

Paul and the pint

3 Jul

This is my other half looking mascualine with his pint and his straw.  Photo taken inside the Wainwrights Inn in Chapel Stile, Lake District.

My Gorgeous Grandson

30 Jun


30 Jun

Spotted this rose on the way to work with raindrops  on it so thought I would take a quick photo of it, so here it is.

Just the right size

27 Jun

I got an HP netbook for Christmas and my grandson cannot stay away from it.

I have taught not to bash the keys anymore so I sometimes let him ‘play’ with it.  He is so used to seeing his mam and dad on the desktop or laptop it was only natural that he would want to follow suit.

So here he is and the thing is the netbook looks just the right size next to him instead of being tiny.

Hope you like it.