The Week …

This is a collection of images posted on over the previous week.  I first started submitting to Blip in late 2013, the central idea being that you take/publish a different image everyday (I ocassionally cheat a little 🙂 ).  It has now become something of a compulsive obsession but its main benefit is that it makes you constantly think about opportunities for taking photographs and a camera is always close to hand – this is no bad thing.  Over two years later I have now built up a photographic diary which, like many other ‘Blippers’, I would be very disappointed to lose.  The future of Blip has been in doubt for some time so the opportunity to support its survival through crowd-funding came almost as a relief.  It was therefore gratifying to see this posted from Blip Central on 2nd February:

We’ve got the money  …  We wanted to let you to know as soon as we could that the collection of money from pledges and donations via PayPal has just passed the target of £120,000. We offer a massive thank you to everyone who has contributed and helped. Give yourselves a collective pat on the back for we can now go ahead and complete the purchase from the current owners.

The images show:  Our local drystone wall repairman – plenty of work in hand; the Tyne rising yet again; the Sandhoe water trough; the Pant (fountain) at Tanners Row, Hexham; Sue Dunne’s white dove; panels from Hexham Abbey (there are actually three); evidence that the sun can still shine on Allendale golf course.

... plenty of work to do - drystone wall repairs on the Beaufront Estate

The Tyne rising ... The horse trough ... The 1858 Pant ... White dove ... Hexham Abbey panels ... The third ...


  1. Chas Spain · February 4, 2016

    Very Arcadian bit of the world

  2. Cate Franklyn · February 4, 2016

    Great news, indeed. Love the golf course image. You cheat? No way!!!

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Cate – a rare day of sunshine at Allendale – it may not look like it but the pond was frozen.

  3. LaVagabonde · February 4, 2016

    Good to hear your community is saved. So many end up going under eventually for lack of funds. I enjoyed this eclectic collection of photos of your corner of the world. The drystone wall repairman looks like an affable chap.

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Julie – he’s a very cheerful chappie and always keen to stop for a chat so Pam tells me – but then so is she 🙂

  4. Tish Farrell · February 4, 2016

    I especially like the first shot. It has a timeless quality about it, and also makes me think of Alan Garner whose family were stone wall builders and the like. The idea of a week of photos is inspiring too.

    • northumbrianlight · February 4, 2016

      Thanks Tish – if you are tempted, be warned, Blip is addictive 😉

      • Tish Farrell · February 4, 2016

        Thanks for the warning. I don’t need any more OCD pursuits 🙂

  5. greenmackenzie · February 5, 2016

    A lovely weekly album….what a variety of objects and nature and history you’re exposed to over just 7 days💕

    • northumbrianlight · February 5, 2016

      Many thanks – one of the benefits of Blip – a photo per day gets you out and looking in places you might ordinarily pass by.

  6. socialbridge · February 5, 2016

    Delighted with the good news.
    I love the first image, especially.

    • northumbrianlight · February 5, 2016

      Thanks Jean – hope to see you on Blip one day.

      • socialbridge · February 5, 2016

        I joined up but fell by the wayside. Need to get going again. (Does that sound like a wayward Irish woman?)

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