Saturday, 25 April 2015

Flowering shrub, Leazes Park

I spotted this near the lake in Leazes Park a few days ago.

Bird Cage Walk, Nuns Moor Park

Bird Cage Walk, Nuns Moor Park

Lock on Old Gate

An old lock on an old gate, with lichen on it.

Spring Blossom at Newcastle General Hospital

Spring Blossom at Newcastle General Hospital, on one of the street trees on the pedestrian path.

Newcastle General Hospital

Some of the mid-20th Century buildings still standing on the Newcastle General Hospital site, which can be seen from the pedestrian access path off Gainsborough Grove.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Recycling Garden Tools

I needed to find a home for some old broken garden tools, as part of an exchange I was doing with Arthur's Hill Time Exchange. The kind which are very sturdy with no plastic parts, good quality ironmongery which are from the early to mid 20th Century or even older, made in Sheffield or some other Northern foundry.
There used to be a project called Tool Aid which was based in Newcastle West End, sadly they are no longer collecting tools for refurbishing, but another charity called Conservation Foundation now does this, Tool Aid gave me the info.

If you have old garden tools you wish to declutter, you can take them to one of the drop off points
listed here

Vegan food update

Recently I had a lot of problems with soft tissue in my mouth, and spent some time in the emergency care department at the Newcastle Dental Hospital. I will not go into details to avoid grossing readers out, but I would like to point out that if you are eligible for NHS treatment and you have an emergency dental issue, you can go there as near to 8AM as you can and you may get treatment, providing you get past the "gatekeepers" .
However I have been restricted to soft foods for a while and eating is not very pleasant.
I finished this years' Frugal Lent, and got a big home delivery on Easter wekeend.
I am trying to have regular protein intake as well as some Omega 3 foods each day

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1x Tesco Everyday Value Pasta Penne Quills (500g) £0.30
1x Alpro Soya Yogurt - Plain (500g) £1.35
1x Clipper Organic Everyday Tea Bags (80) £2.60
1x Tesco Butter Beans in Water (400g) £0.55
1x McCain Lightly Spiced Wedges (750g) £1.00
1x Lockwoods Mushy Peas Pots (2 per pack - 160g) £0.75
2x Tesco Meat Free Cauliflower Cheese Grills (4 per pack - 397g) £3.00
6x Tesco UHT Soya Milk Alternative - Sweetened (1L) £5.10
1x Vitalite Dairy Free Spread (500g) £1.00
1x Highland Spring Sparkling Natural Spring Water (6x500ml) £1.50
1x Tesco Original Loose Leaf Tea (250g) £1.20
1x Alpro Soya UHT - Chocolate (3x250ml) £1.29
1x Alpro Soya UHT - Strawberry (3x250ml) £1.29
1x Tesco Everyday Value Broken Grapefruit Segments in Light Syrup (538g) £0.34
1x Tesco Ruby Red Grapefruit Segments in Juice (538g) £0.65
1x Tesco Peach Slices in Juice (410g) £0.75
1x Tesco Broccoli Loose (Approx 380g) £0.53
1x Ecover Washing Up Liquid Lemon & Aloe Vera (1L) £2.40
1x Tesco Everyday Value Broken Mandarins in Light Syrup (312g) £0.35
1x Tesco Wholemeal Pitta (6) £0.50
1x Tesco Greener Living Recycled Toilet Tissue - 240 Sheets per Roll (4) £1.75
1x Oatly UHT Healthy Oat Drink - Chocolate (1L) £1.39
1x Oatly Healthy Oat Dairy Free Alternative to Cream (250ml) £0.75
1x Smash Instant Mash Potato (280g) £1.95
1x Ecover Triple Action Ocean Waves Toilet Cleaner (750ml) £1.69
1x Billington's Fairtrade Natural Light Brown Soft Unrefined Cane Sugar (500g) £1.39
3x East End Chick Peas in Brine (400g) £1.17
1x Tesco Everyday Value Sweetcorn (907g) £0.99
1x Tesco Mixed Vegetables with Red Peppers (1Kg) £1.75
1x Humdinger Dairy Free White Chocolate Buttons (25g) £0.40
1x Kingsmill 50/50 Wraps (6) £1.30
2x Santa Maria Mexican Preservative Free Plain Flour Tortillas (8) £2.00
1x Tesco Whole Foods Flame Raisins (500g) £2.50
1x Tesco Whole Foods Pecans Nuts (250g) £3.80
1x Warburtons Soft Brown Sandwich Thins (6) £1.20
1x Tesco Carrots (1Kg) £0.60
1x Tesco White Linen Tealights (27) £1.75
1x Parioli Smooth Passata (680g) £1.50
6x Tesco Everyday Value UHT Soya - Sweetened (1L) £3.90
2x Tesco Arrabbiata Sauce (375g) £2.50
1x Alpro Soya UHT - Vanilla (3x250ml) £1.29
1x Tesco Easy Cook Brown Rice (2Kg) £2.50
1x Alpro Soya Yogurt - Strawberry & Rhubarb (500g) £1.35
1x Nakd Yummy Mix Fruit & Nut Bars (4x35g) £2.75
1x Udi's Gluten Free Blueberry Breakfast Bars (5x40g) £3.00
1x Whole Earth 3 Nut Butter (227g) £3.19
1x Tesco Caramelised Onion Houmous (182g) £0.90
1x Tesco Broad Bean, Asparagus & Mint Houmous (182g) £0.90
1x Tesco Meat Free Green Thai Vegetable Bakes (2 per pack - 287g) £1.50
1x Tesco Meat Free Spanish Tortilla (260g) £1.50
1x Tesco Baby Broad Beans (650g) £1.00
1x Ragu Chunky Bolognese Pasta Sauce (650g) £1.80
1x Ragu Chunky Sauce Bolognese Pasta with Chilli (650g) £1.80

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