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    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2010 5:43pm (Jul 26th 2010)
     
    I love these pictures NN i Love this type of history It is great it takes me to another place!!!
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2010 8:14pm (Jul 26th 2010)
     
    Your pics are so good, NN - you ought to publish a book!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2010 9:05pm (Jul 26th 2010)
     
    Why thank you CC, it is nice to share them with you.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 26th, 2010 9:14pm (Jul 26th 2010) edited
     
    It is all facinating Lee and l love to explore it all. On the end of Spurn point are the remains of extensive fortifications which have Napoleonic origins. Two years ago Jay and I had a real good explore of it all, it was brilliant. This time though a lot of it has been filled with sand and was real hard to get to.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2010 9:36pm (Jul 27th 2010)
     
    Oh NN it sounds real good I love it i wish i was there!!!:bigsmile:
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeJul 27th, 2010 11:44pm (Jul 27th 2010)
     
    A long time ago I saw a set of pics showing how Spurn Point has moved about with the erosion.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 28th, 2010 1:05am (Jul 28th 2010)
     
    The whole area is worth a visit Lee, there is a rare acoustic sound mirror along the coast a bit, we walked up to have a look at it when we went two years ago. It was used for detecting enemy planes.

    Yes spurn is still on the move Ollie with the shifting of the sand.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2010 2:22pm (Jul 30th 2010)
     
    Hi NN your pics are just beautiful, I always enjoy looking at your latest collection.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeJul 30th, 2010 7:30pm (Jul 30th 2010)
     
    Thank you very much Julie that is real kind of you. I will post some more soon.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 9:22pm (Sep 5th 2010) edited
     
    I took some pictures of Sootz and Sylvi this afternoon. I love the reflection one of Sylvi. Soots has started getting his winter coat already although it isn't as thick as it will be in a months time.
      reflection.jpg
      winter coat.jpg
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 9:37pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    They are beautiful cats NN lovely colors thanks for letting us see them.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 9:47pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    Yes they are special cats and are mostly indoor cats although Grandad North did build them the gazebo so they can get out for fresh air. I do let them into the garden but only with supervision.
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 9:51pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    the things we do for our animals is amazing..........
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 9:56pm (Sep 5th 2010) edited
     
    You see that little gnome in the picture Lee, well the funny thing is I was digging in the garden when we first came here and dug him up. The nest year I dug up another and then a couple of years back I dug up a third !!! I still don't know if I will dig up any more or if the garden was a gnome burial ground !!!
    • CommentAuthorleevaux
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 10:00pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    How strange NN I love gnomes but the proper ones not plastic and a good few years ago they used to be big business!!!!!!!!!!!!
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 10:04pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    These are stone ones and are just painted black, They are just as I dug them up. I can not stand the plastic ones they always look so naff.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 5th, 2010 11:25pm (Sep 5th 2010)
     
    I had to look at the picture of Sylvi for a good few minutes before I realised it was a mirror! Fabulous! Soots is looking very handsome too.

    I wonder if the gnomes were buried to represent something? It seems a very strange thing to do though, and nice to see you allowed them to remain and didn't throw them away.
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2010 10:20am (Sep 6th 2010)
     
    Very interesting and informative piece on gnomes, including burial of...

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A10450964
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 6th, 2010 6:56pm (Sep 6th 2010)
     
    I had a look at the site Ollie, I had no idea they were that they are popular to that extent.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 7th, 2010 7:51am (Sep 7th 2010)
     
    Thanks to Ollie I am now much more gnome-egable about gnomes. Brian hates them and I keep threatening to buy him one for Christmas.:biggrin:
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 8th, 2010 9:04pm (Sep 8th 2010) edited
     
    I have never been a fan of them myself Julie. I kept them as they had been part of the house and garden at sometime. I also dug up some old italian decorated tiles as well and keep meaning to make something with them as well.
    • CommentAuthorTrevs Mum
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2010 1:16pm (Sep 9th 2010)
     
    ooohh tiles NN they would be super. Have to start thinking what you can do with them.

    Tile a small area and put a nice planter pot there.
    Tile an old table top for out doors.
    Put them up on a wall so you enjoy them like a mural.
    There we go that's a start.:biggrin:
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      CommentAuthorchief chicken
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2010 6:11pm (Sep 9th 2010)
     
    We dug up a load of bits of china; I made a little mosaic with them on the patio.Got enough bits for another square now!
    • CommentAuthorollie in UK
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2010 7:28pm (Sep 9th 2010) edited
     
    In "The Olden Days" when I was a kiddie, the dustbins were emptied on the fields as fertiliser because they contained a lot of ash from the domestic fires.
    Is your house built on an ex-field?
    Mine was a turnip field and I have found some dsustbin stuff on occasions.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2010 7:49pm (Sep 9th 2010)
     
    I only got two tiles and they are broken I had planned on doing a mosaic picture for the outside wall. I got to have a tidy in the shed so will dig them out.
    It is amazing what you can do with an odd bit of rubbish.
    Thats interesting about the bins being emptied in the fields Ollie. I hadn't heard of that.
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      CommentAuthorKateb
    • CommentTimeSep 9th, 2010 9:14pm (Sep 9th 2010)
     
    You could make a picture frame with them. Buy a cheap one, glue the broken bits of tile on, and fill the gaps between with grout or PVA glue.
    • CommentAuthornanny north
    • CommentTimeSep 10th, 2010 8:35pm (Sep 10th 2010)
     
    They are in big bits and quite heavy tiles. I will take a photo of them when I find them again. You all got some real good ideas though.