Out and About · Photo Projects

Love on the Beach at Blyth

Part of my 366 Project. I took this picture on the beach at Blyth. We were there a couple of weeks ago, and it was pretty cold and windy. It seems quite a bleak place, but then there are lots and lots of benches with bits of poetry and songs and quotations on them. And… Continue reading Love on the Beach at Blyth

Arts, Music, Books

Monday Mixtape – Birth Dates

I’ve not done much in the way of creativity this past week, but I’ve been keeping entertained with twitter and facebook. One of the things going around on facebook has been the meme about what was number one on the day we were born. And now it turns out that Clara at I Want My… Continue reading Monday Mixtape – Birth Dates

Arts, Music, Books · Nostalgia

Monday Mixtape

Over at I Want My Mummy, Clara’s hosting a Monday Mixtape on childhood crushes. Mine was George Michael.  In his Wham! heyday, I covered my bedroom wall with posters and thought he was the most gorgeous man alive.  I still have a huge soft spot for him now, but less of a crushy thing and… Continue reading Monday Mixtape

Nostalgia · Prompts

Making Music

Do you see the concentration on that little face? The hands resting on the keys that, at first glance, look like the effortless hand-over-hand movement of a concert pianist? The beginning of family lessons in music, because we’re from Yorkshire and there was no point throwing good money away on an actual teacher. Learning mostly… Continue reading Making Music