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When I leave home and go to town, My wife always says to me ” Keep your eyelids up and see what you can see”

All the long way down that road and the way back,
Ive looked and Ive looked and Ive kept careful track
But all that I’ve noticed, except my own feet
Was a guy in a hat on Northumberland St.

 

Thats nothing to tell of, that wont do of course.  Just a man in a hat drinking some kind of sauce.
That cant be my story, thats not all there was to see.
Ill say I saw someone reading a book in front of me
And thats a story that no one can beat, when I say that I saw it on Northumberland St.

Yes the book is fine, but I think it’s a shame.  Such a wonderful book but no sounds to his name.
The story would really be better to hear, if also near him was a musician with beard!

 

But thats not enough toys, we needed more noise!
A drummer is better in fact two is quite neat! Now they would fit in on old Northumberland St

 

But hold on a minute, there’s something wrong!
Bass is whats needed to go with their song.
A groove and a blues feel that you can go greet
Something to travel with you down Northumberland St.

 

But you know theres somethings that are not right for all.  The bustling crowds and music or the mall.
There’s a time to relax, sit and take it all in.
For Northumberland St can be quite a din.

 

 

A bit of fun.  Influenced by the Dr Seuss book “Mulberry St”.  That said, Northumberland St is a very lively place these days and somewhere I do enjoy sitting with a coffee and people watching.

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You know when something seems a good idea and reality cracks you in the nuts?

The idea was this.  Get up sharp, get down the quayside and capture the Newcastle Quayside waking up.  The people grasping their take away coffee to keep warm and the reflections in the tyne plus the waking sky.  The end results were satisfying but not only didnt I get a coffee myself, but my hands were freezing by the time I was done!

Thought for the day – someone needs to invent a tripod with heated legs…

I’m planning another trip down, this time when the sun has broken.  There is a lot of glass on the Quayside and I’m planning some reflection work as well.