Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Lords - 200th Anniversary - Post 2

Picnics were allowed on the outfield for the first time in a long while

We got in to the pavilion with a friend who is a member

Pavilion spectators and picnic area on the pitch

During the interval everyone was allowed on the turf

Hertfordshire innings

Not many people get to take this picture - except today!

Monday, 23 June 2014

Lords - 200th Anniversary

Just to interrupt our cruise around the UK for a while...
Yesterday SWMBO and I went to Lords for their 200th anniversary celebrations.
The first match ever played there was the MCC against Hertfordshire and this was re-created yesterday.
This is the media centre

The pavilion

Picnics on the outfield were allowed as they were all those years ago

Hertfordshire batted first.
The big 'attraction' was Brian Lara playing for the MCC

Friday, 20 June 2014

Cruising around the UK - Cragside 4

The house from the extensive gardens

Some views around the grounds

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Cruising around the UK - Cragside 3

Some of the other rooms in the house

Now that's what I call a fireplace!

View of a bridge from the house. This is where the next photo was taken - see the next posting...

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cruising around the UK - Cragside 2

Inside the house I even found some stained glass to photograph!

Monday, 9 June 2014

Cruising around the UK - Cragside

Our excursion in Newcastle was to the National Trust property Cragside.
It was the first house to be lit by electricity - hydro-electricity!

Probably the world's first dishwasher?

The spit to turn the joint was water powered

Dumb waiter to the dining room

Friday, 6 June 2014

Cruising around the UK - Newcastle

Our first day was spent at sea travelling from Portsmouth to Newcastle

Everywhere we stopped there were representatives from the local tourist board on the quayside offering ideas of places to visit for those who hadn't booked excursions

This old boat was moored in the marina and appeared to be an old night club

Looking back from the marina

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Voyages of Discovery - Around the British Isles

We've just returned from an excellent cruise around the British Isles
The company was called "Voyages of Discovery"
The ship was called "Voyager"

The swimming pool and two Jacuzzis

Self service "Veranda" restaurant

"Scott's Lounge" and one of the bars!

The "Darwin Lounge" where the lectures and entertainment took place

The "Lookout Lounge"