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Sunday, 31 December 2006

The Lion Won't Sleep Tonight

It's a long tradition in Nottingham for people who are going out together, to meet up by the lions outside the Council House. Tonight will be no exception as it's New Year's Eve. All the pubs and clubs will be doing a roaring trade. As for myself and my darling Gail, we will be at home, probably watching the tv whilst sipping some wine.

All good wishes for 2007 & happy blogging.

Saturday, 30 December 2006

B Is For Bird

Here's an enjoyable way of learning the alphabet. I spotted this amusing shot on Thursday which was a very dull and wet day, so unfortunately the photo itself is a bit bland and colourless.

Friday, 29 December 2006

All The Fun Of The Fair

Now that the builder's are nearing the completion of the market square redevelopment, things are starting to happen there again. What better way to entertain the kids while they are on holiday, than a spin on a merry go round?

Thursday, 28 December 2006

Street in Sunlight

As you can probably guess, this photo was taken a few weeks ago, before I had problems with my Internet provider. It's one of the many, many streets that make up the city centre that has a mixture of old and new buildings. If you're wondering, it's a multi storey car park on the left hand side.

Wednesday, 27 December 2006

By Dawn's Early Light

I don't know about you, but these long dark mornings really get me down. Maybe I suffer from what they call SAD, or seasonal adjustment disorder. Anyway I was pleased to see the sun rising up and lighting up the sky.

Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Read All About It

I think this will be the last Christmas 2006 photograph from Nottingham, now that it is Boxing Day & I'm back to work tomorrow. This one is of the few booths across the city centre that sell the local evening paper. There used to be a lot more about, but they have disapperared over the last few years, due to I suppose many factors like different shops selling the paper now & possibly the Internet.

Incidently, the story relates to the East Midlands Airport sudden decision to change it's name. It was known as the EMA, then it became Nottingham EMA & now it's called EMA Nottingham, Derby, Leicester.

Monday, 25 December 2006

A Quiet Night In

Nottingham city centre, and everyone has headed home to be with their loved ones. Things will be quiet for a day or two, before the rush of the January sales starts, and everyone tries to hunt out a bargain. People will be shocked to find out that the same item they bought just two days ago, is now on offer for half price or less.

Oh such is life!

Sunday, 24 December 2006

Santa for Sale

If Santa needed a new outfit, here's just the stall he need's to come to. Although I think he may be too big for them. Perhaps tonight, we had better not put as many mince pies out, so in that way, he'll be able to find one to fit.

Have a great day tomorrow!

Saturday, 23 December 2006

Frozen Solid

Seeing this mime artist called the Silverman not actually move for several minutes, anyone would think that he had been frozen to the spot by the very cold weather snap we have experienced in the last few days. But he did move and proceeded to juggle with some glass balls. Quite a lot of people took some time out from their shopping expeditions to stand and watch.

Friday, 22 December 2006

Happy Chrismouse

Here's a shot of a very decorated window belonging to the Diddl shop. I think it looks very colourful and festive, and is bound to entice shoppers in to buy copies of the little mouse for their children.

Thursday, 21 December 2006

The Night Closes In

Here's a nightshot of the Trip, Nottingham's oldest pub with added fog. I'm sure you've all seen the news stories about flights cancelled at Heathrow Airport. Although it would be nice to see some sun over the festive period, I'm quite happy to be snuggling up on the sofa watching the Great Escape for the 27th time.

Wednesday, 20 December 2006

Ace's High

This photo of Albert Ball's statue in the castle grounds is my 200th entry, but due to the problems I've been having it's only really the 198th. Anyway, Albert Ball was a World War 1 fighter pilot who died in 1917 at just 20. For further information about this young hero, there is a dedicated website where you can learn more about him.

Tuesday, 19 December 2006

Music From The Andes

Buskers are an everyday feature of city life these days, and quite a number have featured in many daily photo sites over the past year. Well here's my contribution in the shape of these colourful characters playing the panpipes etc. This sort of music was very popular a few years ago after a tv series was shown about the condor.

Monday, 18 December 2006

Tower of Toys

One of our local radio stations recently erected this tower for people to bring unwanted toys for local charities. As I don't happen to listen to this particular station, I don't know how many toys they collected & where they went.

I wouldn't mind the shed for my garden though.

Saturday, 16 December 2006

Doing What It Says On The Tin

I don't know if this guy cleaning this bus shelter is fully responsible for making Nottingham's street's cleaner, or the fact that there are more litter bins about. But according to this poster they are supposed to be 35% cleaner. So that's only 2 chocolate bar wrappers blowing around, rather then 3?

Friday, 15 December 2006

The Car Of Many Colours

Here's a neat solution for when you can't decide what colour to choose for your new car. Have a bit of everything! Don't know what the owner would say to the Police though, should it get stolen. Well officer, it's blue, red, pink...

Mind you what thief would dare nick a car like that?

Wednesday, 6 December 2006

Still Here, But In Words Only

I was hoping posting 195 would have been another view of my city, but alas the problems with my ISP still continue. I will be writing a serious letter of complaint & will probably try and find another provider very, very shortly.

If anyone knows of a reliable, customer orientated company, then please let me know.