I was offered tickets to Beamish Museum for the Festival of Steam and as both my parnter and myself love Beamish we just had to go. The festival ran over the weekend on April 9th -12th, but as we both came down with flu we had to go on the 12th Sunday which unfortunately for us after a week of high temperatures we got to go on probably the wettest day of the year so far. However this didnt dampen our spirits as we are regular visitors to Beamish and as its only 40 minute drive from where we live its always a great day out.
The friendly staff and volunteers dressed their costumes always have a smile to share and offer any help or guidance, its wheelchair friendly with exception to a couple of steep inclines, but Beamish run a trasport service with access.
Our day started off with a tram ride into the town centre, as we now always head there first as the shops get busy you can buy fresh bread or old fashioned cakes, coconut haystacks and rockbuns to name a few and if you can resist the smell of fresh bread you must have no sense of smell, then onto the sweetshop for some old favourites. In the garage there was working steam models and all throughout the day different steam vehicles were driven through the town so
there was always something to see . We then took a bus to the farm as we wanted to see if there were any new additions since we were last there, and werent disappointed as it was lambing season.
By this time we were soaked so headed back to the car park for a change of coats and picnic lunch then out to play with the camera looking around all the old steam powered vehicles that were in pristine condition, sadly there didnt seem as many as on previous dry days but still enough to keep any petrol head enthralled.
After another hour of so looking we decided it was time to go, we would of stayed later had we not resembled drowned rats, but on a plus side we will be buying our tickets at our next visit as Beamish has something on most weekends during the season and for £18.50 a ticket this gets you entry as many times as you wish to visit.”we will be back”
If your’e planning a trip to Beamish check out the website for more details http://www.beamish.org.uk
All photos copywrite of S.Seaman Photography,
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Havent dont a music review in a while so here goes, I was lucky enough to win 2 tickets to see Lionel Richie in concert at Newcastle’s Metro Radio Areno on Sat 7th March and as a lifelong fan of Lionel and the Commodores i was absolutely thrilled the tickets were front row so me and my partner found ourselves about 6 feet from the stage, ive never been a fan of seated gigs, but when lionel came on stage no one sat down for the next 2 hours of the set.
The tour is all night long all the hits and that is exactly what we got all the favourites from Hello, 3 times a lady, brick house, endless love, with no Diana Ross but that made no difference to the song as the audience loved it. Ive saw some people complain that he talked too much but i thought we had just the right amount of audiance particiapation and dialogue,
Despite his age Lionel still looks amazing and covered the stage and at one point stood in front of me and asked how i was? absolutely amazing at that point.
My partner who is younger than me was worried she would be the youngest there but there was whole range of age groups.
The musicians were amazing and very fit Deano especially on sax covered the stage and performed some amazing acrobatic feats. Im still awestruck on lionel and would dearly love to see him in concert again so hope this isnt the end of the rainbow.
Lastly not forgetting the support artist Larissa Eddie who hails from Brighton and will soon be enjoying more than support status at prestigious gigs, she has a stunning voice and is definitely a star to follow.
Review coming this week Hoover washer dryer..
looks like we could be over the worst of the winter here in the north east and i for one cant wait to get stuck into my garden now it has a new fence, i have a plan formed in my head what it is going to look like but would love some new garden furniture to go in if anyone is looking for reviewers for any garden/bird/wildlife products id love to help. Please contact me Sueseaman1@hotmail.co.uk or RT
Firstly i must appologies to Polk for the extended delay in getting this review live. The Nue Voe ear buds arrived in a very attractive box as promised and i spent many hours looking at them hoping that soon i could get to try them out and when i finally did i wasnt disappointed. Made from Polymer resin housing, extremely good looking and bang on trend with the tortoishell colouring, damping qualities that offer the best level of distortion free audio, these are the best ear buds ive tried and ive tried a few.
The Nue voe have by far the best bass and low frequency sounds making for a very pleasant listening experience.
Nue Voe Features:
Super-efficient balanced-armature driver design, with Polk Optimized Electro-acoustic Tuning, ensures detailed highs, with more open mid-range and deeper low frequency response than other headphones. Truly immersive!
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These are truly the best in ear phones you can buy compared to other big name brands which leave you with ringing in the ear the sound quality is impressive and left me with a smile on my face.
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Well here we are in February not sure how that happened i feel like ive been in a time warp with no internet or landline, Ive been with Sky almost 6 yrs and upgraded everything in December then on 22nd jan found i had no internet or phone line when i contacted sky I got through to an advisor who told me i had cancelled my services, new to me anyway to cut a long story short he was very rude and unappologetic and not willing to help or put me through to someone who could, so i got on the phone and sent off an email to the CEO of sky and within 5 minutes i had a call from exec support team who advised me Bt had taken over my services in errror and i had to have a new line etc and this would take a couple of weeks, well today 2nd feb i have finaly been reconnected and can only appoloigise to anyone who is waiting for reviews to be posted these will be done this week. Glad to be back.
last year i got the car id always dreamed id own a Land Rover Freelander always thinking they were to expensive for me to run, but the opportunity to buy a used one cheap from a mechanic friend appeared so i bought it.It was a T reg so quite old but had less than 100k on the clock, sadly it was a petrol model which to my expense i found out had a cylinder head problem and mine went just before xmas. Luckily i was at work that day cleaning at a farmhouse when the owners said you look stressed so i told them about the car and i was lucky that they were able to lend me a newly mot’d vauxhall astra.
I was waiting for some money coming in which i got the week before xmas so i was able to treat myself to a better 4.x 4 a Hyundai Santa Fe, with leather heated seats, working cd player always a bonus. and heaps of space for xmas shopping.
So far ive had the car almost 4 weeks its been back to the garage as i discovered a grinding problem which was the abs rings had corroded, thankfully under warranty but this has been the only problem im loving driving my Hyundai as its like me built for comfort not speed, and the last 2 days its been out in the snow and ice which it handled exceptionally well, Im glad im not a badge snob.
If your looking for a reliable cheap to run 4xr4 i cant recommend the Santa Fe highly enough unlike other 4×4 this is sweet on diesel im averaging 35-39 mpg around town.