York Art Gallery

York Art Gallery recently had a complete overhaul, which resulted in it being closed for a long time. When it reopened, it came with a price tag. A historically free museum, it now costs £7.50 to get in. There is a museums deal however, if you’re a regular visitor to this and other museums in … Continue reading

Goodbye 2014

So it’s New Year’s Eve and I suppose I should reflect a little bit on what has felt like a fairly eventful year for me. I wanted to do a comic about it but I didn’t have time so you’ll have to make do with a selection of pictures. Warning – don’t read the following paragraph … Continue reading

The Lake District

Just before leaving the UK, I had a day trip to the Lake District with my family for my brother’s birthday. I hadn’t been since I was a kid, and had always wanted to go back. We stopped at The Dalesman cafe on the way, which was lovely. Loads of vintage decor and kitsch trinkets, … Continue reading

Newcastle and Tynemouth

I recently went to Newcastle to visit family. I’ve been there so many times before, but only ever seen the insides of relatives’ houses. This time I was determined to get out and about, especially now I can walk again after surgery on my feet in February. My mum and I went together on the … Continue reading

All Tomorrow’s Parties

Finally getting round to sharing my pictures from All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Deerhunter. Highlights included The Breeders, Tom Tom Club, Black Lips, Verity Susman and Dan Deacon. I wish they weren’t stopping these weekenders. This was the last of the summer ones and most likely my last one ever, seeing as the one I … Continue reading

The sea etc.

Haven’t posted in a while due to lack of wifi but planning to catch up soon. Falling back in love with Brighton. Here are some pictures of the beach from this summer.          

Saltburn by the Sea

A few weeks ago I went to Saltburn by the Sea, near Middlesbrough, with my parents. They’ve been a few times – I think they like it partly because it’s off the beaten track and not too touristy. It was a proper British day out: cold, rainy and beautifully bleak. It’s an old Victorian resort … Continue reading