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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: http://dreamwall1.wordpress.com/

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

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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: 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

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 – http://www.lincolnshireshowground.co.uk/lincolnshire_show            

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!

                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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