July 29, 2009

Dog wins Gold Award

I was up in Cumbria this week shooting pictured for a national story on behalf of PDSA for a press release. See story below...

Labrador wins Gold Award

Bosnich (Bos), a devoted black Labrador-cross from Brampton in Cumbria, has today been awarded a PDSA Gold Medal - the animals’ George Cross - for saving the life of 73-year-old Mark Corrie, who was missing for two days on the Cumbrian fells.


BBC CUMBRIA - You might even be able to see me taking pics ;-)
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Great time in Northumberland

I had a job for the PDSA in Brampton in Cumbria this week. I decided to do the job myself and take my wife and children too for a couple of days away.

Had a great couple of days in the neighbouring county of Northumberland staying at the lovely Wydon Farmhouse B&B in Haltwhistle.

Linda made us very welcome and our children really enjoyed their stay. Linda even left a couple of glasses in the room while we were out as we had brought our own bottle of wine. Nothing was too much bother and we will definitely be staying there again.

We stayed in family room called the Bluebell room one of three en-suit bedrooms seperate to the farm house, which look like they have been converted from an old barn. The rooms were clean and well equipped, with ours even having a wet room. The cooked breakfast was really tasty and the local sausages were to die for. The location was lovely. I popped out at midnight to get something from my car and because it was a clear night and there is no light pollution in the area - the view of the stars was breath-taking.

Hadrians Wall

We visited a few Roman sites in the area like Vindolanda and the Roman Army Museum at Carvoran, but we found Housesteads Roman Fort to be the best of all of them. We visited it in the evening when the place was officially closed, but it was fantastic, and the views were amazing. We bought a joint family ticket for the Roman Army Museum and Vindolanda which saves you about £6. It's certainly a beautiful area, and worth staying a few days to see everything.

Wydon Farmhouse B&B
Roman Army Museum

July 11, 2009

Happy Guests Lodge - Warrington

I had to stay over in Lancashire recently after getting a job in the same area the next morning. I found it very hard to find somewhere for under £60 for the night. It would have been cheaper for me to drive all the way back to Yorkshire and back the next morning. So I really needed somewhere for around £40 to make it worth while. Eventually the office found me some accommodation for under £50 at the Happy Guests Lodge near Warrington.

The Lodge is run by a Chinese lady and her husband who are very friendly.

They were really nice on the phone when booking and on arrival the location was a little off putting at first, but once inside the reception staff made me feel really welcome and the service was very good. It's an unusual set up with a kitchen just behind the reception where they offer chinese meals - I had a chicken curry & rice which was lovely, and they even brought it to my room for me at no extra charge. They even have a fridge behind reception with cold cans of beer and other refreshments.

The rooms and facilities were VERY spacious and clean with modern design and furniture. They had wireless internet too which is a must for me. But unfortunately this is only available in reception and the lounge area upstairs.

Happy Guests Lodge
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July 10, 2009

Lawnmower Collector

Lawnmower Collector has one for every day of the year

I did some pictures recently with Caters News which made the Daily Mail and the Daily Telegraph.

Stan Hardwick from Scarborough has collected over 365 antique lawnmowers over the years and stores them in his house garden and sheds.

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