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.....

My adventures at Clumber Park

Clumber park is based in North Nottinghamshire, just south of Worksop, in the northernmost part of Sherwood Forest.

In early June 2011 I was lucky enough to spend a few days camping in the newly opened campsite at Clumber Park, below is my amazing adventures of Clumber park in pictures enjoy as I certainly did and highly recommend to all for more details on Clumber Park http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2.htm

The Coleman Tent all put up ready for my camping holiday at Clumber Park

The Clumber Park campsite has only recently opened. Pitch a tent from only £15.00 per night, how could I refuse to stay. Also on site are the ultra cool camping cabins (pods and wigwams) starting from only £38.00 per night these cool pods provide great accommodation for up to 5 people (next time I visit will be trying out a pod) Not only do you have the option of the pods and wigwams but there is also a Mongolian Yurt a 22 foot tent sleeping up to 4 people more details on the Clumber campsite is here  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumber_campsite-now-open.htm

Clumber park pods

Clumber park pod

While camping in Clumber park, I had access to 3,800 acres of green open space, enjoyed walking down Europe’s longest double avenue of lime trees , which line the grand entrance. I hired a bike and went on a 20 mile bike route through the park, and enjoyed a meal in the on site restaurant, which used fresh ingredients picked from the Clumber park walled kitchen garden.

Follow Clumber  Park on twitter http://twitter.com/#!/NTclumberpark

The walls of the walled kitchen garden

The walled Kitchen garden has a wealth of sights and smells to experience, from herbaceous borders, trees laden with heritage varieties of fruit.

Inside the walled kitchen garden Clumber park

looking down to the walled garden

walks around Clumber park

chapel of st mary Clumber park

Chapel of St Mary the Virgin, Clumber chapel was  built between 1886 and 1889

lots to see around Clumber park

While I stayed on the campsite at Clumber park I was delighted to learn about the discount on the bike hire, my daughter enjoyed the tag bike we hired as we did a 20 mile bike ride around Clumber park

Hiring bikes at Clumber park

amazing tree bark

Lots of amazing wildlife and nature to see at Clumber Park, the man made serpentine lake offers a 4 mile route around its banks, with amazing views from the ornamental bridge and opportunities for bird spotting, there are over 200 species living at Clumber Park including Mallards, Swans, Geese and Coots.

chocolate tree in the souvenir shop

Clumber Park is a perfect place for all the family take a look at this link tot he Clumber Discovery and Exhibition centre  http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-vh/w-visits/w-findaplace/w-clumber_park-2/w-clumberpark-clumber-discovery-and-exhibition-centre.htm 

While I was camping at Clumber Park I had the great experience of the wartime weekend lots of fantastic pictures below from the weekend.

Clumber Park wartime weekend

wartime suitcases

wartime clumber park

 

wartime at clumber park

wartime dancing clumber park

 

wartime dancing clumber park

 

shopping for vintage

 

wartime shopping clumber park

wartime ladies

 

A mothering sunday tribute blog – I love my mum x

Mothering Sunday is a day to appreciate & remember all mums, step-mums, grandmas, and every who is a carer and supports the mothering roll, the list really is endless to what Mothering Sunday symbolizes. In my eyes mothering Sunday should be everyday and not just once a year! 😉  I love my mum and appreciate everything she does. My mum is one inspirational talented lady, from running her own business, to making crafts, baking, drawing, dancing and she even was on TV in the 1980’s with dance troupe rainbow. Mum at the age of 60 went back to university to obtain a degree in web design proving that age is just a number! and of course shes a fantastic grandma and we all love her to bits. So this blog is a tribute in photographs (and a video)  to how fabulous my mum is  – Happy Mothers Day mum xX

My mum in the 60's on holiday in cornwall

My mum with her FAB mum Granny Rose who sadly died of Breast Cancer when my mum was only 26 she died before I was born so I never got chance to meet her.

My young beautiful mum

My mum a snappy 60's dresser!

My mum on her wedding day she even made her own wedding dress!

Mum in the lake district my favorite picture of mum

mum in the lake district on her honeymoon

Mum with me as a baby ( we still have that rug)

Mum with my sister and me as a baby

On holiday in 80's in North Yorkshire, mum, sister and me

Fat Betty on the Yorkshire moors with mum, sister and me

Many years later I go back and revisit one of my fond child hood memorys

Mum and me in caravan

my christening, sister, mum, great nanna, me and dad

Mum her friend, daughter and me walking

My mum falling over on mums running race at school sports day

mum in the 80's in her rainbow dance troupe outfit

Mum in yellow with the dance troupe she was in called rainbow (80s)

mum and friends in the 80's

Mum with her tap dancing friends

mum boobs

MUMS GRADUATION - So proud x

MUMS GRADUATION

Mum came to wales to meet her grandaughter

mum taking my daughter out for a stroll

Mum (grandma) baking with my daughter

mum with her hello kitty creation

and heres a cake I bought 😉

my sister, dad and mum on a walk

HAPPY MOTHERS DAY MUM XXXX

EACH TREEHOUSE APPEAL – THANK YOU

In March 2010, I had been tweeting with twitter friends  Su Butcher http://twitter.com/subutcher and  Roberta Ward  http://twitter.com/RobertaWard and found out more about the amazing the charity EACH an East Anglia’s children’s Hospices.

Find out more about EACH Treehouse Appeal at this link http://www.each.org.uk/

I was touched by the appeal and wanted to help and  support such an amazing Charity. I applied to run the Cardiff Half Marathon to help raise money, from the end of March 2010 I started doing daily VLOGS on you tube called exercise and Vlog not sitting down to blog as well as setting up a just giving page.  http://www.justgiving.com/Hannah-Coleman In total an amazing £523.10 was raised for the EACH Treehouse appeal.

It was all worth while as today I received a wonderful letter of THANK YOU from Melanie Chew Director of fundraising and also the amazing WOW news that the Treehouse Appeal reached its £3 MILLION target I’ve scanned in a copy of the amazing news as I want to share it to everyone as its such fantastic news. See Every little Really does COUNT!

I would like to thank everyone who supported & donated towards the exercise & vlog raising money for the TREE house appeal, Marc Lawn, Andrew Dunning, Joe Thwaites, Su Butcher, Jason Gunn, Mr Knight, Deborah Shelton, Francoise Murat, Linda Hurst, Sarah Pearson, Jane Woods, Ed, Paul Weston, Pete Huxford, Ann Watson, Roberta Ward, Malcom, Robert Cameron, Emma Lingard, Will Miller & Sarah Beeny, Alex Lovera, Paul Collins, Adrian Melrose, Julie Driscoll, Jacqui – All your wonderful support helped towards this amazing TARGET – Job weldone  support such an amazing Charity, Every little really helps 😉

The Truth About Love……. Stefan Dennis

This blog is a dedicated to my lovely friend Sally Edmundson (The biggest Stefan Dennis fan in all the land) follow her here on Twitter (Newrooms) http://twitter.com/newrooms or just read her blog (Yes its my favorite blog in all the land) http://lostsockslaundromat.wordpress.com/

Stefan Dennis

Stefan Dennis

This blog post is also dedicated to all the millions of fans of superstar Stefan Dennis world-wide 😉 For those very small numbered people who may not know who Stefan Dennis is here is well here is the Wikipedia link all about him  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefan_Dennis Stefan Dennis is most famous for playing the role of Paul Robinson in the hit Australian soap Neighbours and also releasing dodgy pop tunes like the one below that are all over  you-tube 😉 

THE TRUTH ABOUT LOVE…….

In 2006 I was very lucky to be invited  by my close friend & my daughters god father (Mr Simon Webbe) http://twitter.com/simonwebbe1 along with Simon’s PA Ellie & my best friend Jaime Jay http://twitter.com/JaimeJOfficial to the Truth about Love Film Premier (Simon had a part in the film too – yes a man of many talents our Webby 😉 of course I jumped at the chance (who wouldn’t – the advantage of famous mates 😉 having never been to a ” REAL” film premier, OK I’ve been occasionally to the local showcase cinema seen a few blockbusters like meet the Fockers. Preparing for the film premier I was clueless I really had no idea what to wear and how to behave 😉 (This will later all be revealed  later on in the blog mmm polyester and certainly no etiquette) 😉 – But ones things for sure I know how to have FUN and not take my self god too damn seriously Pleeesse!

The Truth about love

The Truth about love

The film starred Jennifer Love Hewitt, Dougray Scott, Jimi Mistry and of course our Simon Webbe but most importantly YES  Stefan Dennis so this invite was not to be missed ….. Below is the photo journal of the events that unfolded and also displays great Etiquette how to behave in public and with celebrites 😉

Getting ready to go out to the premier the final touches

checking in with security 😉 Mr simon Webbe, Jonny and me

Simon and the girls 😉

me and simon before leaving

Jaime Jay, Simon Webbe, Ellie and I (Truth about love premier)

Jaime Jay, Simon Webbe, Ellie and I (Truth about love premier) waiting to be picked up

The official red carpet Pictures from Truth about Love film premier

The official red carpet Pictures from Truth about Love film premier, always to remember to carry pen and paper like a real PA 😉

Stefan Dennis and Jennifer love hewitt Truth about Love premier

Stefan Dennis

The Truth about love

The Truth about love

simon webbe

simon webbe

The moment arrived meeting Stefan Dennis (BOTOX ALERT!)

Attacking Stefan Dennis

This one is for you SALLY 😉 

Having fun with Stefan Dennis

Now for the sensible pictures of the premier boys 😉

Simon Webbe, Stefan Dennis, Jimi Mistry

Here come the boys and Stefan Dennis

Here come the boys and Stefan Dennis

Simon webbe, stefan dennis and Jimi mistry

partying with Jimi Minstry

partying with Jimi Mistry

Getting Jimi Minstry on the decks

Getting Jimi Mistry on the decks

The after party in full swing

 

Hanging out with Tracy Adam the producer for Truth about Love

Time to go home

Time to go home

The end

What a Difference a week makes…. Lincolnshire weather

What a difference a week makes, this time last week Lincolnshire was like a scene from the swiss Alps, but at last the thaw has set in, its taken a few days to clear. Here are some pictures I took in my village in the same place BEFORE & AFTER

BEFORE PIC 1. The Tree & field with snow

BEFORE PIC 1. The Tree & field with snow

BEFORE PIC 2. The Tree & field now thawed

AFTER PIC 1. The Tree & field now thawed

BEFORE PIC 2. The Road with Snow

BEFORE PIC 2. The Road with Snow

BEFORE PIC 2. The Road now thawed

AFTER PIC 2. The Road now thawed

BEFORE PIC 3 - THE FIELD IN SNOW

BEFORE PIC 3 - THE FIELD IN SNOW

AFTER PICTURE 3: ACROSS THE FIELDS NOW THAWED

AFTER PICTURE 3: ACROSS THE FIELDS NOW THAWED

The Big Freeze in Pictures Location Grimsby Lincolnshire

snow robin

snow robin

The Frozen Drain pipe Icicle

The Frozen Drain pipe Icicle

The morning sun over the fields

The morning sun over the fields

Grimsby in snow

Grimsby in snow

I'm freezing my nuts

I'm freezing my nuts

A winter wonderland

A winter wonderland

Mr Robin enjoying the snow

Mr Robin enjoying the snow

The Garden total Blizzard

The Garden total Blizzard

The snow tree

The snow tree

where is my car?

where is my car?

where is the house?

where is the house?

There is a blue sky after all

There is a blue sky after all

This is how much snow we had in 12 hrs 1 inch per hour

This is how much snow we had in 12 hrs 1 inch per hour

The secret snow garden

The secret snow garden

The hedge looks like a slice of christmas cake

The hedge looks like a slice of christmas cake

Dramatic erie sunset on a snow garden

Dramatic erie sunset on a snow garden

Building a snow man had never been so much fun

Building a snow man had never been so much fun

Careful Crafting on the snowman see grown ups enjoy building them too

Careful Crafting on the snowman see grown ups enjoy building them too

And here is the snowmans face

And here is the snowmans face

The Family and the snowman

The Family and the snowman