Saturday, 16 August 2014

Tyne Riverside Country Park

The Tyne Riverside Country Park is great for easy walks all year round.

A lot of Tansy was growing beside the path.
Apparently one of its many uses is to deter cats, as they dislike it.

You can actually cross two counties (Tyne and Wear and Northumberland) in this park.

Barrack Road Wildflower Meadow

The wildflower meadow was planted in the spring, and as the poppies are dying off these daisy style ones are coming into full bloom.
I have kept the photo full size deliberately to show how pretty it is.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Vegetarian and Vegan Toothpaste

I'm struggling to find toothpaste which is effective for sensitive teeth and suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
I used to get the Co-op's own brand, which was inexpensive and effective, then I found it disappeared off the shelves never to be seen again.
Then I switched to Superdrug's own brand, also suitable for vegetarians and vegans and for sensitive teeth.
Once more it disappeared off the shelves never to be seen again, even in their online shop.
So having done some research I find Colgate are claiming their Sensitive toothpaste being suitable for vegetarians and not containing animal ingredients (which is one of the reasons most toothpastes are not suitable for vegetarians).
So today I will try to find this product in town.

Newgate Street Co-op

Here is a photo I took earlier this week of the work which is now underway to redevelop the old Co-op building on Newgate and St. Andrew's Street.

There is a story about it in the local paper
click this link to go to story

Monday, 28 July 2014

Warden Hill (view from the top)

At the top of Warden Hill you can see all around.

Footpath to Warden Hill overgrown with High Summer Foliage

The footpath to Warden Hill was extremely overgrown. It is supposed to be a bridleway, and maybe easier in some parts for a horse to pass, however due to many sections of the path having adverse camber, I think it would be rather tricky for a horse.
Less people seem to be out and about on walks this year, even though walking is supposed to be very popular.

Butterfly on Thistle

This picture shows a small tortoiseshell feeding on the nectar from a thistle flower.