Saturday, 28 May 2016

Some Greenery in Leazes Park

water droplets from the previous nights rain shine in the centre of the greenery

Leazes Park Coot Family

A pair of coots have a handful of chicks and here they are getting fed. The chicks are learning how to forage for their own food by copying the parent bird.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Nun's Moor, Lilac bush

A beautiful lilac bush on Nun's Moor, which I saw today, on the site where an old house used to be, and in the background you can see across to Studley Terrace

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Leazes Park, Geese, Lake, Rhodedendron

The Lake Island with St. James's Park stadium in the background

Canada Geese and pigeons chill out enjoying the peace and quiet. Do you see how a lot of the geese are standing on one leg, they are sleeping... but keep one eye open, just in case. If any danger comes, one of the geese who is awake will sound an alarm call.

Rhododendrons near the wild garden area, looking very lush. Behind this is the Castle Leazes Little Moor and Castle Leazes Student flats

Carliol Square

I was attending a meditation evening with Newcastle Serene Reflection Meditation Group we meet in Broadacre House. and this view from the window of the opposite side of Carliol Square, with the distinctive building, I believe is called British India House. Built in the Art Deco style and housing a large array of businesses.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

New student flats in Newcastle city Centre

Here is a list of some of the the new student flats in Newcastle which I have just been reading about

Almost 1,300 ensuite student bedrooms on the Richardson Road site;
A 223-bed complex standing seven to eight storeys high, on Former Tyne Tees Television site;
46 flats for students at 4-6 North Street East, part of which has been used as offices for Northumbria University Estates team;
259 studio student apartments and six two-bedroom student flats on land once occupied by Westgate House;
575-bedroom student housing on the site of the former Newgate Shopping Centre;
Plans to demolish part of Northumbria Police’s former Newcastle city centre offices to create a 10-storey student accommodation block with 275 bed spaces for students;
Wordie – a Glasgow-based group which has appeared on the Sunday Times Rich List – plans to expand in the North East by demolishing Manor View House in the Manors area of Newcastle and building a student housing scheme on the site with 407 bed spaces;
Plans to convert Clough House and create 353 bed spaces;
Proposals to demolish 1 Kings Manor and build a property to house 462 students;
The former Chapman's Furniture store on Market Street East is to become 248 student flats, construction is well underway at this moment;
Last month the Liquid Envy club on New Bridge Street - previously the Oxford Galleries ballroom - was recommended by planning officers to be flattened and converted into student flats with 329 bedrooms...
In Strawberry Place car park, 9-10 storey block of 331 student flats;
St James’ Point, Pitt Street offers 216 student flats;
The View, part of the Downing Plaza development in the city centre, provides 444 student bedrooms in a mixture of cluster flats and studio rooms...

Tesco Delivery Grocery receipt

Here is my receipt from my last grocery delivery.
The Old El Paso Smoky Bbq Fajita Dinner Kit was supposed to go with the refried beans.
Unfortunately we thought it was nasty.
All these items are suitable for vegans anyway.

2 Loyd Grossman Tomato And Chilli Sauce 350G £2.00 £4.00
1 Tesco Whole Cucumber Each £0.42 £0.42
1 Tesco Little Gem Lettuce Twin Pack £0.80 £0.80
1 Old El Paso Refried Beans 435G £1.36 £1.36
1 Tesco Growing Salad Cress Each £0.24 £0.24
6 Tesco Carrots Loose £0.05 £0.27
2 Tesco 6 Wholemeal Pitta Bread £0.50 £1.00
1 Alpro Longlife Soya Cream Alternative 250 Ml £0.85 £0.85
6 Tesco Longlife Sweetened Soya Milk Alternative 1 Litre £0.75 £4.50
1 Tesco Broccoli Loose £0.43 £0.43
1 Tesco Hot Salsa Dip 300G £0.79 £0.79
2 Tesco Everyday Value Dark Red Kidney Beans 400G £0.30 £0.60
2 Tesco Frozen Mango Chunks 500G £2.00 £4.00
1 Clipper Organic 80 Teabags 250G £2.60 £2.60
1 Oatly Longlife Alternative To Cream 250G £0.75 £0.75
1 Tesco Sliced Mixed Peppers 500G £1.00 £1.00
1 Oreo Vanilla 154G £0.54 £0.54
1 Old El Paso Smoky Bbq Fajita Dinner Kit 500G £3.19 £3.19
1 Alpro Peach And Pineapple Yoghurt Alternative 4 X 125G £1.80 £1.80
2 Cauldron Foods Tofu 396G £1.50 £3.00
1 Tesco Wholefoods Pecans Nuts 250G £3.80 £3.80
1 Highland Spring Sparkling Water 12X500ml £3.99 £3.99
6 Tesco Everyday Value Longlife Sweetened Soya Milk 1 Litre £0.59 £3.54
1 Tuklok 20 Bin Liners 50 Litre £1.00 £1.00
2 Colgate Max White One Luminous Toothpaste 75Ml £2.00 £4.00
1 Tesco Apricots 320G £0.69 £0.69
1 Artisan Grains Nut Roast Sundried Medium Tomato 200G £2.50 £2.50
2 Tesco Caramelised Onion Houmous 182G £1.00 £2.00
1 Tesco Brown Onions 485G £0.59 £0.59
2 Tesco Everyday Value Ruby Red Grape Fruit Segment 538G £0.40 £0.80
1 Ecover Toilet Cleaner Ocean Waves 750Ml £1.75 £1.75
1 Tesco Sliced Leeks 700G £1.00 £1.00
1 9 Bar Original Carob Hit 5X40g £2.50 £2.50
1 Tesco Meat Free Butternut And Kale Nut Roast 500G £3.00 £3.00
1 Tesco Free From Toffee And Vanilla Cones 4 Pack 440Ml £2.00 £2.00
2 Tesco Free From Assorted Splits 6 X 75Ml 450Ml £2.00 £4.00
1 Tesco Recycled Toilet Tissue 4 Roll £1.75 £1.75