The Peacocks of Normanby Hall Lincolnshire

Normanby Hall Country Park is a Jewel in the North of Lincolnshire.

There is something for everyone from the Victorian walled Gardens, exploring and learning the history of its regency mansion, attending the exciting events. I adore Normanby Hall for its beautiful wildlife, one of my favorite attractions are the Peacocks. This blog post is a collection of photographs I took on my iphone 3G of the stunning peacocks. There is more about my Normanby Hall adventures on the DreamwallStyle Blog here:

Proud Peacock of Normanby Hall

chasing Peacocks

Beautiful Peacock of Normanby Hall

wandering peacocks in the grounds of Normanby Hall

relaxing Peacock in one of the entrances into Normanby Hall

Mr Peacock

Flying Peacock

Peacock of Normanby Hall

Mr Peacock of Normanby Hall

Peacock at Normanby

peeping peacock at Normanby

peacock at Normanby

chasing the Peacock at the walled gardens Normanby Hall

Peeping Peacock

Proud Peacock

Beautiful Peacock

Visiting the Seals at Donna Nook

What a privilege to live so close to ‘Donna Nook’, Donna Nook is one of the most accessible sites for seeing the Grey Atlantic seals at a time of breeding in the UK. Elsewhere they either gather on beaches but in far away places like the Scottish islands, or they are out to sea in rocky outcrops. In Lincolnshire it is a short ride from near my home town Grimsby to the beach and there they are, in late autumn (October) and early winter (December)

The map to the seals of Donna Nook

Do not underestimate the size of the seal colony at Donna Nook and its importance to wildlife watchers around UK and Europe.

Seals at Donna Nook (Mother and pup)

The Seals at Donna Nook are VERY VERY close to the shore line, it really is an experience that any lover of wildlife should really experience, the real life Frozen Planet.

A up seal at Donna Nook

The seals can be photographed quite easily, as you can see from my photographs all taken on the i-phone 3GS

The Pup Seal Donna Nook

The seals attract over 40,000 visitors to the Lincolnshire coast from end October to end of December every year and I highly recommend that everyone should visit.

The vast beach at Donna Nook with the seals

Donna Nook Seals

Donna Nook seal Pup

Photographs at Donna Nook

A chinook at RAF Donna Nook flying above the Seals all dotted about below

The seals at Donna Nook

Mum and pup at Donna Nook

mum and pup seal


A Blog in Pictures: Healing Craft Fair 2011

This gallery contains 18 photos.

A blog in Pictures: Healing Craft fair 2011 from the ‘DreamwallStyle Blog visit” see here  

A Blog in Pictures: Appreciating my local picturesque Scenery

A Blog in Pictures: Appreciating my local picturesque Scenery.

Sometimes we forget to appreciate what is on our doorstep, with the longer lighter nights of summer it is time to get out more and enjoy our local surroundings and that is exactly what I did.  The following collection of photographs are all taken on my 3G iphone, they capture my local rural picturesque scenery that I appreciate here in North East Lincolnshire.

The Long farm track across the fields of North East Lincolnshire

The beautiful sky of North East Lincolnshire

Eerie over Low Farm North East Lincolnshire

Is this tree giving me the finger!

Heading on through Low Farm

looking back to Weelsby woods

Stunning sky of Lincolnshire

Horses in the field

A new friend a grey horse

Horses grazing

Farm track to Low farm

Another Angle on Low Farm

Fabulous sky

Big fluffy clouds

Biking up the farm track home

clouds in lincolnshire

The skys over the fields

arty shots

Skys over Grimsby

The fields

The Sun

A Blog in Pictures: ‘My Adventures at the Lincolnshire show’

The Lincolnshire Show

This years Lincolnshire Show  was a roaring success, celebrating its 127th Show at the Grange de Lings Showground Lincoln.  The show took place over two consecutive days in June.  As a Lincolnshire born lass or a ‘Yellow Belly’ as some may say, it is a somewhat tradition to attend the big annual event.


The event is known for it agriculture with farmers from across the country collectively bringing their best livestock to compete for best categories. Along with livestock the show is appreciated by the equestrian world with equine events from show-jumping, dressage and cross-country. With over 600 trade stands to suit all walks of life selling everything from exercise equipment to rubber wellies! A favourite attraction to the Lincolnshire is the food stalls, with lots of home-made mouth-watering food to taste and purchase. I especially enjoyed a spot of shopping in the ‘Mews’ as well as the craft, home interior tents and I even Celebrated the launch of my friends new business ‘Unreal Gardens’ Below is just a collection of pictures of my own adventures at the 2011 Lincolnshire Show ENJOY!

For the Official Lincolnshire Show Website please CLICK HERE –            

The Mews Lincolnshire Show


Linconshire in Focus stand with the Lantana buggy


Outside the Lincolnshire in Focus stand on the Lantana buggy

With Lindsay Cowie with the copy of Lincolnshire in Focus I contributed an interior article


The Lincolnshire in focus team

With some stuffed horse I so wanted to win!


uncle Henrys

Mr Fruit & Veg at Uncle Henrys stand


Sat with Mr Fruit and Veg at Uncle Henrys stand

Uncle Henrys award winning sausages

Uncle Henrys chocolate pigs YUM YUM

Andrew J Musson bespoke Tailor very cool outfit

Cakes from Battersby of bassingham


Battersby of Bassingham cakes

From the home of fish Chapmans finest fish cakes handmade in Grimsby

Lime tree pantry Pies


Home made cakes

Chocolate cupcakes

Stalls of cakes


pink candy

Cream mini victorian sponge cakes

cakes cakes cakes cakes

Handmade fudges

Mr Hudas


Meeting Mr Huda himself the surma secrets

Lincolnshire Show main arena

Funny goofy goat

Lincolnshire show

Channel 7 Lincolnshires Local TV channel filming unreal gardens

John Stobart from Unreal Gardens being interviewed by Emma Lingard Channel 7

John Stobart from Unreal Gardens being interviewed by Emma Lingard Channel 7

Nina Stobart from unreal gardens

And finally I was arrested by the local bobby!









A blog in pictures “My adventures at Spurn Point Heritage Coast”

Last month I made a visit to the wonderful Spurn Point Heritage Coast. I took along my mountain bike so I could explore and my i-phone to take the pictures. Spurn Point Heritage coast is a wonderful coastline which consists of a long, curving hook of shingle and sand arcing into the mouth of the River Humber. Find below a blog in pictures of my wonderful adventures at Spurn Point.

Miles of beautiful untouched coast at Spurn point

The coast at Spurn point

Kilnsea Caravan site at the start of Spurn point

Out on my mountain Bike enjoying the Spurn point coast line

Beautiful beaches at Spurn Point looking out to the North Sea

Riding on my bike on the narrow road Spurn point

Traveling on my bike toward the famous Spurn Point Lighthouse

Spurn point light house

Spurn point light house

upclose the Spurn Point Lighthouse

The sun shining on the lighthouse

The light house at Spurn point

Yorkshire Wildlife Trust at Spurn point

spurn point coast

spurn point coast road

spurn point coast road

spurn point coast road

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

Spurn Point looking out into the River Humber

The pebbles at spurn point

The pebbles at spurn point


The North Sea side of Spurn Point

North sea waves at Spurn point


Spurn Point Beaches

Spurn Point Beaches

The Erosion of the coast line at Spurn Point


The Erosion at Spurn Point


The Erosion shown on the coastline at Spurn Point


Spurn Point Nature Reserve

To find out more about the amazing Spurn Point Heritage coast please take a look at the following links below

The Wildlife trust 

Spurn Bird Observatory 

Seven Man Made Wonders 

Spurn Point 

Spurn Wiki 

Spurn Head taken from the air in 1979 image from Wikipedia


Map of Spurn point




The ‘Power’ of a Greedy Bridlington Seagull

The Power of a Greedy Bridlington Seagull that swept through the nation like bird Flu!

The Greedy Bridlington Seagull eating a chip that swept through the nation like Birdflu Picture by Hannah Coleman as seen on the BBC

I met this cheeky Herring Gull who was hungry for chips in Bridlington. He was fascinating to watch and  wasn’t scared of anyone all he wanted was  chips. I took many snaps of him on my i-phone, it was only when I got back home to download the photographs  I found this amazing picture of him in mid gulp.  I tweeted the picture on to my Twitter account and was amazed at how many people retweeted the picture and the feedback received was incredible. Since then the Greedy seagull went Birdflu (viral) Mr greedy graced the pages of The Grimsby Evening Telegraph as the picture of the day.

Grimsby Evening Telegraph printed the seagull eating chip as the Picture of the day

Seagull eating chip in the Grimsby Evening Telegraph

Soon after the Greedy Gull appeared on Twitter and in the Grimsby Evening Telegraph, his greediness created a national pandemic like birdflu since his 100 + retweets he has since appeared in the Daily Express

Followed by the BBC  who LOVED him and used him on the BBC  ‘The one show”

Seagull eating chip BBC the one show with Denise Welch

He then was used on Peter Levy’s BBC Look North programme TWICE!


Seagull eating chip BBC as seen on the one show and BBC look north

Most recently my seagull eating a chip was used on the main BBC UK news website and I was even name checked as the photographer!

Bridlington Seagull picture taken by Hannah Coleman as used by the BBC

The story on the Bridlington seagulls became the second most popular UK BBC news stories online dated 13th July 2011, here are two links to the BBC articles this one is more text with the picture this link is the video link as used on the news

BBC NEWS website as screen grabbed on the 13th July with my seagull eating chip on the main page

What a crazy frenzy Mr Greedy Seagull has had, he is now that famous he now has his own media agent, ‘Hot Spot Media’

The demand for him still continues that I now can sell prints, canvases, posters, mugs, wall murals and more products with him on if anyone is interested in purchasing any of the ‘Greedy Gull’  products then do get in touch with me via email 

I wonder if he will recover from his birdflu pandemic through the nation. Seagulls are going viral all over the world this funny YOUTUBE video of a seagull stealing a camcorder also went international viral.

Its been an amazing few weeks for “The Seagull Eating a Chip” photograph, I’ve been overwhelmed with the response especially as I took the canny snap on a 3G I-phone of all the cameras! I studied photography at Sandwell College back in 1992, but never did anything professionally with my qualification its amazing that 19 years on, a simple snap caught at the right time on my 3G i-phone has been a national sensation and I admit I’ve never felt so proud. 😉 I’ve just entered him into the BBC Country file calendar 2011 competition so fingers crossed they like him too 😉

To see more photographs and learn how of this very Greedy seagull go here