Category Archives: ANIMALS

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

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

A Blog in Pictures: The Famous Greedy Bridlington Seagull

Mr seagull of Bridlington with his beady greedy eye

Mr seagull standing proud

Mr seagull peeping

You looking at me?

Now come on I'm hungry

God damn it woman im hungry

oh please can I have a chip

I Maybe if I look away

and stand tall and pretty

come on come on

yeap I can feel the love

Yes yes the chips are coming

I got my chip weyhey

What a mouthful Mr seagull eating his chip (what a picture)

Mmmm that chip was delicious

Is that it then?

so that really is it no more chips?

oh well I guess thats it

I guess I'll be making my way then

and off he goes.....

The ‘Lucky’Runt Look him now! (all grown up!)

Lola my french lop eared rabbit gave birth to a litter of six in October. Five of her baby bunnys were all normal, but one bunny was a runt. It was Lolas first litter, and she wasn’t producing much milk. I was worried out of my mind, as I didn’t want to loose the little mite who I named ‘Lucky’ So I took him into my care and hand feed him with extra help from his mum Lola.

Here is Lucky who I hand raised he was very behind than the others in the litter (he was the runt)

As you can see from this picture Lucky was very small in comparison to his sister

It really was a case of touch and go, all the other bunnys in the litter were growing at a normal rate, Lucky looked so small and weak. I fed him extra Lactose by a syringe mixed with double cream. Luckily, Luckys mum Lola never rejected him, she was happy to lay in my lap on her back and let him have an extra fed on his own. It took time and patience, but I was determined that Lucky would survive. I prayed mother nature would be kind, and she certainly was. I kept Lucky, I was too attached that it didn’t feel right to re-home him with the others at 8 weeks old. I also kept another baby bunny from the same litter, which I named after my cat Charlie, as she had just recently passed. So here is a gorgeous pictures of ‘LUCKY!

Beautiful baby 'Lucky' and his dad Daisy

Aww happy familys mum Lola, baby Lucky and dad daisy

Mum Lola - Bbay Lucky with his brother Charlie

Tasha my old soul you are most certainly missed!

Tasha my old cat he loved to play with the children

Tasha my old cat he loved to play with the children

You will never meet a cat like Tasha! I called Tasha an old soul, he had most certainly been here before. Tasha is now pasted over to the other side RIP, but he will never be forgotten. When I was pregnant with my daughter, I was walking home and this distictive black and white cat, came out of nowhere, he followed me home. To cut a long story short, after lots of posters and asking around no one claimed him! He was an enigma, soft and daft as a brush, he was gentle and kind, and loved playing with the children. Most cats run away from kids, but not Tasha. This picture shows a classic example of how he loved to be with the kids, he would sit in the buggy and be wheeled around. Tasha really didn’t care, he would follow you everywhere, sleep like a teddy next to you. He really was the worlds best natured cat! Then a month ago, he just went, and has never been seen. RIP my old soul you are truelly missed by the whole family we loved you xxx

Finding Nemo

Finding Nemo!

Finding Nemo!

This is actually quite a scary picture of my moggy Nemo!

Nemo loves to hide and here he is hiding on top of the garden shed! – I’m always finding nemo!