Tuesday, 26 June 2012

389. London cab

I'd love to tell you that someone hailed this cab in London and said, "Take me to Starfish Studio, I hear it's awesome", but that would be a lie.

However it is a genuine London cab driven here by a genuine London cabbie who's visiting my neighbour for a few days!

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

387. Mine, all mine!

 Yesterday evening this gull was proudly strutting around the harbour with a beak full of fresh crab.

Saturday, 16 June 2012

386. Lollipop tree

The shape of this lovely tree reminds me of a child's drawing!  This is at the entrance to Station Place.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

385. Reaping?

Is 'reaping' the right word?  Is it only reaping when it's cut by hand with a scythe?  
Whatever the word, work has started on cutting the grass in this field. 
 Do you 'harvest' grass?  I guess it's going to be used for silage and is therefore a crop.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

384. Herd Crescent

Here's a photo I took last week.  It's looking towards Herd Crescent from the Baron's Pade.

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

383. Jubilee Celebrations

Yesterday the sun shone as Johnshaven held a street party to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.  It was a lovely chance to chill outside with a glass of wine, lots of goodies to eat and excellent company.

The highlight of the day was the Royal Dook - 5 brave queens went for a dip in the harbour to raise money for Johnshaven Primary School.  They were absolutely brilliant - congratulations to Kelly Shankland, Karelia Wright, Gillian Longmuir, Linni McBay and Lauren Anderson.

There was the opportunity to make a crown with lots of materials provided in the village hall and free face painting outside.

Friday, 1 June 2012

382. Beechgrove Garden

In 2002 the BBC's Beechgrove Garden came to help develop a community garden on part of the old railway line.  They were back a couple of weeks ago to see how the garden is doing ten years on, give advice and tips, visit the community composting site and plant tubs at the harbour.  I don't yet know when their visit will be broadcast but I expect it'll be pretty soon

Close up of the plaque on the new bench (please excuse the reflection!).