Monday, 16 August 2010

Cutty Sark pub, Greenwich

Cutty Sark pub Aug 10

I visited the Cutty Sark pub in Greenwich last week. It's on the Thames waterfront in full view of the O2 arena. It's a few minutes walk from the centre of Greenwich along the Thames Walk, or for cyclists the Thames Route. Most people were enjoying their drinks on the pavement at the front of the building overlooking the Thames. Inside there are plenty of period pieces such as the fireplace. There has been significant modernisation including an internal wooden staircase but generally it is a pleasant pub. Useful to visit if you are out for a riverside walk. We got the train from London Bridge to Greenwich. It takes only a few minutes.

Friday, 13 August 2010

Things to do in the North East no 2 - The Gateshead Summer Flower Show

The Gateshead Summer Flower Show is held at the Central Nursery on Whickham Highway in Gateshead every year on the weekend at the end of July/start of August. It is a craft show as well as flower and vegetables show. Plenty of trade exhibits as well. I visited this year (as I do every year). The above video was actually shot 2 years ago but the photos below are from this year.

This is a good event to pencil into your diary well in advance.
Gateshead summer flower show Aug 10 6
(Crafts exhibition)

Gateshead summer flower show Aug 10 4
(Taking a leak)

Gateshead summer flower show Aug 10 2
(Say it with flowers)

Gateshead summer flower show Aug 10 1
(Eye wateringly large onions in the vegetable show)