The Sage, Gateshead

Over the weekend, my husband and I went to a concert at The Sage, Gateshead. It was a beautiful evening and the views over the Tyne and Newcastle are always fantastic.

We arrived quite early so we had a drink and listened to the band that was playing on the concourse as part of the Jazz Festival. I took the opportunity to snap the view of the cloudless sky with my phone camera.

Gardening Tea Break

This weekend was the first proper weekend that I managed to get out in the garden to do some gardening. It was such a glorious spring day on Saturday and I love being able to sit in the sunshine with a cuppa. I got some weeding and tidying up done and the beds are looking much better. Everything is springing up and buds are about to burst!

The Daffodils are out

This weekend I noticed that the daffodils are starting to come out in our back garden. Had to take a shot for the 52 weekends project. Sadly, no washing on the line this week as it was a bit rainy. Well, that's spring for you!

This was taken with a macro lens and is an abstract picture of the trumpet's frilly edging.

Springtime Washing

It was really starting to feel like Spring this weekend. So much so, that my washing went out on the line for the first time this year.

I love the sun glinting off the washing lines in this photo, and the way the clouds are aligned with them. The blue shirt echoes the blue sky and the diagonal angles add drama to a day to day scene.

So Many Books!

Apart from a photo job this weekend, it was fairly chilled and my son was supposed to have tidied the books on his bedside cabinet. It's been half term and he loves reading so much that he's read about 14 books! That's brilliant, except he hasn't put any of them away and he's going to disappear under the pile soon!

Hanging Lights

When I started the 52 weekends project, I was supposed to be taking photos on my pro camera. Last year I got an iphone which has a much better camera than my old phone so last weekend I ended up just taking the photo on that.

We were at Bella Italia for my friend's daughter's birthday and these hanging lights caught my eye.

Hair Cutting Time - The Tools

It was hair cut time for my son and husband this weekend. I've always cut hubby's with the clippers as it's fairly easy. Son used to have the clippers too but he likes his hair slightly longer. I've had to master cutting it with scissors! YouTube is very handy!

I've applied a details action to bring out the hard edges of the tools slightly and enhance the grain.