Tuesday, 9 February 2016

The Love Hate Tag!

My Friend Danielle tagged me to do the Love/Hate Tag! Mind it was a very long time ago now haha! So here goes!
List ten things you love and ten things you hate. 
Tag 10 other bloggers to do the tag next.

 It seems so easy....

10 things I love:

Berwick Bandits!
Pepsi Max!
My Family & Friends!
Anything to do with Shadowhunters!
Family Guy!
Anything Speedway related!
10 things I hate:
China Dolls!
Warm Tomatoes!
So I don't have anyone to tag haha!
Anyway hopefully I won't leave my blog alone for too long next time!
Thanks for reading!

Monday, 31 August 2015

This Week in History Series!

This Week in History: Week 36

August 31st: 651, Death of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne. He was an Irish bishop and missionary.
September 1st: 1914, Russia changes name of St Petersburg to Petrograd.
September 2nd: 1944, Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was sent to Auschwitz.
September 3rd: 1658, Death of Oliver Cromwell. He was an English general from 1653-58 & Lord Protector, he died at 59.
September 4th: 1682, English astronomer Edmund Halley observed the comet named after him.
September 5th: 1698, Russian Tsar Peter the Great imposed a tax on beards.
September 6th: 1941, All Jews over age 6 in German territories were ordered to wear a star.
Thanks for Reading!

Monday, 24 August 2015

This Week in History Series!

This Week in History: Week 35

August 24th: 79, Mount Vesuvius erupted and buried Pompeii & Herculaneum, 15,000 people die.
August 25th: 1530, Birth of Ivan IV, also known as Ivan the Terrible, he was the 1st tsar of Russia.
August 26th: 1845, Birth of Mary Ann Nichols, she was an English victim of Jack the Ripper. She was born in the city of Westminster. She was Jack the Ripper’s first victim.
August 27th: 1942, Cuba declared war on Germany, Japan & Italy.
August 28th: 1924, British children's writer Enid Blyton aged 27 married editor Major Hugh Alexander Pollock,  who was aged 36.
August 29th: 1898, The Goodyear tire company was founded.
August 30th: 1932, Hermann Goering was elected Chairman of the Reichstag.
Thanks for reading!

Saturday, 22 August 2015

My Cardiff Adventure: Around Cardiff!

Hello again! This is a mini series from my trip to Cardiff back in July! So in this post I'll be posting photos from a few places I visited in my short time down in Wales!
Here goes with a mini tour around Cardiff in the glorious sunshine!

Ok, I think the best place to start is with me waking up at 4.30 am in my hotel room in Edinburgh to this lovely view (Image below!)


Me and My Friend Sarah's flight was at 8.35am on the Friday morning, so it was an early start for us!

We arrived into Cardiff Airport for 10am, so plenty of time for us to get to our Hostel and then go sightseeing!

Cardiff Airport, while waiting on the bus to the Train Station!

Arriving off the train into Cardiff!

The first lot of sightseeing photos were taken from our first day!

Many of you may recognise two familiar spots that we visited, especially if you are diehard Torchwood fans like us!!!

We had a wonder out to Cardiff Bay to Roald Dahl Plass, saw The Millennium Centre and the Water Tower!

The Millennium Centre from afar!

Millennium Centre!

They are currently changing the Plass, so in most of my next photos I have horrible metal barriers in the background! Boo! Haha!

The Water Tower.

The Water Tower was used as an entrance for Torchwood Base in Cardiff and was named for a while the Torchwood Tower!

Sarah at the Water Tower

Me with the Water Tower!

After our excitement of being close to where Captain Jack Harness has been, we decided to move on and have a look out over the bay!

I was fascinated by the structure of the Pierhead Building, which is part of the estate that belongs to the National Assembly of Wales. I love the Gothic structure around the outside of the building!

Pierhead Building!

The building is Grade 1 listed and the clock is unofficially known as 'Baby Big Ben' or 'Big Ben of Wales.' It was built in 1897 as a replacement building for the Bute Dock Company, after their building was burnt down in 1892.

Pierhead Building!

We then carried on round to the National Assembly of Wales, but I didn't stop all that long as Sarah was in a hurry for something else, Which I will share with you in a later post haha!!

National Assembly of Wales.

Walking around the edge of the bay was lovely, and so relaxing! It only took us 20 minutes to Walk to Cardiff Bay from the City Centre! It was well worth the visit.

Cardiff Bay!

Cardiff Bay.

The next structure I came across, I wasn't sure what it was to begin with but as I walked further away from it, I eventually saw a face!

At first I thought it was a shipwreck, then I saw the face!

The next two photos were taken from the front door of our Hostel, which was situated right across the river from the Millennium Stadium!!

The Millennium Stadium, Home to Welsh Rugby!

The Millennium Stadium!
 This is the last picture from our first day in Cardiff, Walkabout, where we met up with some friends of ours who were also down in Cardiff! It was a fab night in there partying Aussie Style!!

Now onto day 2! Another post will follow about most of my second day in Cardiff, but here are a few snaps from that morning!

Clock Tower of Cardiff Castle.

Cardiff Castle!

Entrance to Cardiff Castle.

We didn't go into Cardiff Castle because we didn't have much time to do so. I settled for having my photo  taken outside it haha!

But I can tell you that Cardiff Castle was build in the late 11th Century, and is an original Motte and Bailey Castle.

Me outside Cardiff Castle!

Now on to my last day, We had a little bit of time to kill before going to the airport, so we had a wonder through the city centre and I was lucky enough to come across the Webb Ellis Cup, The Rugby World Cup was on tour! So I got all excited and queued up to have my photo taken with it!

Me with Webb Ellis Cup!!

 These last two photos were my last glimpses of Cardiff Bay on the way to the airport!

I had the time of my life down there and I can safely say I will go back as soon as I can!!

Thanks for Reading!


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Masham Steam Rally!

Hi all! I am taking you back to my day out in North Yorkshire! Me, My parents, my Auntie and Uncle took a day trip to Masham, where they held a massive stream rally!
Since I was a little girl I have always loved motors, traction engines and bikes! This steam rally had it all so, me my Dad and Uncle were in our element! I have always been a bit of a tomboy, so this day out was perfect!
(This will be mostly photo based and I will try to explain where I can!)

I have chosen my favourite pictures as I had about 80+ to choose from haha!

Fairground Organ.

Next up is an old fire engine, below that image of the engine is a photo with information about it!

This next photo I took because I thought it was quirky. The Michelin man was situated on the top of a vintage wagon.

After having made our way around some of the older and vintage Wagons and Fire Engines, we then proceeded to watch the Traction Engines in the main arena!

I chose to photograph this one because it was from Hexham, which is in Northumberland, which is where the county I live in!

I also chose to take a photo of this engine, because of its name, which I have also taken a zoomed in image. Its name is the same as my Auntie Eileen who I was there with!!

Now this next engine was huge, the back wheel on it had to be roughly 7ft, to show you just the size of it got my Mum to take a photo of me standing next to the back wheel!

Me with this massive Wheel!!!

Another Fairground Organ.

After having had a look at the Traction Engines, my Mum spotted an old carousel, which then spurred us to go have a shot on it haha! Children at heart really! 

The next photo I took is a bit odd, as it is an ice cream van! Just very strange looking haha!

After having got our ice creams, we watched vintage tractors coming into the Arena!

Once, the main display of tractors was over, we went onto the next field for a wonder around the vintage cars and bikes!


I Love Beetles!!

Anyway, haha, while looking around the bikes, I found something that caught my interest straight away!

A Weslake Speedway Bike!! It had to be one of the best finds of my day! Never have I seen an older speedway bike, so I was in my element! 

After getting over seeing the speedway bike, I had a wonder around the other vintage bikes that were on display.

I had a look in the Mecano tent and found a remote control Caterpillar!!!

Last but not least from the rally, was an old milking machine, for milking the cows, which had me fascinated!

On our way home from a fabulous day, we stopped in Richmond for a late Picnic! And we had to get a selfie haha!

Mum, Auntie Eileen, Me, Uncle Ian & Dad!

Thanks for Reading!