Category Archives: 'Real life'

Inspired by People: The Decorating Diva Interview

Following on with the 10 year’s of Dreamwall: Last summer I was kindly asked by The Decorating Diva if I would like to be interviewed about Dreamwall. I was over the moon to be asked The Decorating Diva is a luxury home design magazine and lifestyle journal dedicated to the concept of living a stylish and comfortably elegant life at home – joyfully surrounded by the beautiful things you love. To the read the interview click HERE!

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Photography Set: The Lincolnshire in Snow

Today’s Dreamwallstyle post is a collection of photographs I have taken on my many running adventures around the Lincolnshire wolds in the winter snow! We certainly had our fair share of snow over here in the North East Of Lincolnshire.

The Lincolnshire Wolds in Snow Picture by Hannah Coleman

The Lincolnshire Wolds in Snow Picture by Hannah Coleman

Like the chronicles of Narnia the Lincolsnhire wolds by Hannah Coleman

Like the chronicles of Narnia the Lincolsnhire wolds by Hannah Coleman

The Lincolsnhire wolds in snow by Hannah coleman

The Lincolsnhire wolds in snow by Hannah coleman

The Tree by Hannah coleman

The Tree by Hannah coleman

Eeerie Sky over the lincolnshire wolds picture by Hannah coleman

Eeerie Sky over the lincolnshire wolds picture by Hannah coleman

The wolds

The wolds

Snow Branches

Snow Branches

The wolds in snow by Hannah Coleman

The wolds in snow by Hannah Coleman

My Paradise Lincolnshire wolds by Hannah coleman

My Paradise Lincolnshire wolds by Hannah coleman

The trees

The trees

Snow Field

Snow Field

Eerie trees and sky

Eerie trees and sky

Running in the snow

Running in the snow

The Garden wall by Hannah coleman

The Garden wall by Hannah coleman

The sun and snow by Hannah coleman

The sun and snow by Hannah coleman

Photography set: Animal in Snow!

With all the UK snow we have had this week, I thought today’s blog I would share with my readers some photographs of the animals I have spotted in the snow!

Mr Squirrel Freezing his nuts

Mr Squirrel Freezing his nuts picture by Hannah Coleman 

Mr Robin

Mr Robin Picture by Hannah Coleman 

 

What are you looking at Mr Sheep

What are you looking at Mr Sheep Picture by Hannah Coleman 

The Horse in Winter

The Horse in Winter picture by Hannah Coleman 

 

Photography set: Winter in Grimsby Lincolnshire

Todays’s post is a continued set of photograph’s I have taken whilst out and about on many of my running adventures around my home town of Grimsby. Photography and running are two of my great passions so it seems perfect to showcase some of the amazing things I have come across on many of runs over this winter. All photographs have been taken with an iphone and instagram. If on Instagram please do follow my adventures under DREAMWALLS.

The lone tree in the bleakness

The lone tree in the bleakness

The lone tree picture made the GE Telegraph in the camera  club

The lone tree picture made the GE Telegraph in the camera club

 

Snow fence

Snow fence

Red Berries on the bush

Red Berries on the bush

Sunrise through the trees

Sunrise through the trees

 

Winter snow in Grimsby

Winter snow in Grimsby

The woods

The woods

Across the Bridge

Across the Bridge

The lone tree

The lone tree in winter

I had to put this in as this is the lone tree in Spring what a difference

I had to put this in as this is the lone tree in Spring what a difference

 

Shadows on the tree

Shadows on the tree

Vast clear blue skies over Lincolnshire

Vast clear blue skies over Lincolnshire

 

The bushes

The bushes

Muddy track frozen

Muddy track frozen

Snow over the field

Snow over the field

The Parkway

The Parkway

The big tree

The big tree

The horse in the field

The horse in the field

Frozen horse

Frozen horse

 

Big horse

Big horse

 

Eating horse

Eating horse

Water field

Water field

 

Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire

 

Snow Field

Snow Field

Pale blue sky

Pale blue sky

 

winter pylons

winter pylons

Photography Set: Winter in the Lincolnshire wolds

Some of my Dreamwallstyle readers will already know my great passion for photography. Having studied photography in the early 90’s at Sandwell college, back then it was all about the 5 x 4 camera and developing our own film and printing our own pictures. Since becoming an avid runner and running all over the place my new hobby is incorporated taking photographs on many of my running adventures. This set is in and around the Lincolnshire wolds, all the pictures are taken on the iphone and I’ve used instagram for the filters. If on Instagram do follow me as DREAMWALLS.

Winter in Croxby

Winter in Croxby

The above picture was also featured in the GET Telegraph see below

Winter in Croxby used in the GET Telegraph

Winter in Croxby used in the GET Telegraph

Low winter sun

Low winter sun

Winter Sun Croxby

Winter Sun Croxby

 

Muddy tracks

Muddy tracks

Winter sun on the wolds

Winter sun on the wolds

 

Iced Croxby

Iced Croxby

Twin Trees

Twin Trees

 

Croxby

Croxby

Cracked Road

Cracked Road

 

Low sun

Low sun

Pylons and sun

Pylons and sun

 

Iced Grass

Iced Grass

 

Lincolnshire tractor

Lincolnshire tractor

Iced Roads

Iced Roads

 

Croxby

Croxby

Pylon

Pylon

 

The wolds

The wolds

Croxby Ponds

Croxby Ponds

Brigsley

Brigsley

Crispy leaves

Crispy leaves

 

Cuxwold

Cuxwold

Berries

Berries

Berries on the trees

Berries on the trees

Berries

Berries

 

 

 

Granny Rose Homemade Plum Bread old Lincolnshire Recipe

Every christmas my mother gets busy in the kitchen making batches of my ‘Granny Rose’ famous Plumbread.

This recipe is very special to my mother as my ‘Granny Rose’ my mum’s mum died of breast cancer when my mum was only 27 yrs old. My mother has kept the most amazing hand written recipe book that dates back over 45  yrs full of old hand written recipes passed down through the family. On today’s Dreamwallstyle post I want to share this lovely recipe, some may already know it, if not then please do try it! My Granny always called this recipe ‘Plumbread’ to others it is called a ‘Tea Loaf’ as the sultanas are soaked in Tea. ENJOY!

Soak the mixed Fruit in strained Tea

Soak the mixed Fruit in strained Tea

Old Lincolnshire Plum bread  recipe from Granny Rose hand written

Old Lincolnshire Plum bread recipe from Granny Rose hand written

mum mixing the mixture

mum mixing the mixture

The mixture ready in the baking loaf tin

The mixture ready in the baking loaf tin

Homemade Plum Bread all cooked

Homemade Plum Bread all cooked

more batches of Plum bread with the original recipe book

more batches of Plum bread with the original recipe book

Mum with her batches of Plumbread

Mum with her batches of Plumbread

‘Granny Rose’ Plumbread or Tealoaf recipe

12oz MIXED FRUIT (SULTANAS)

8 oz DEM SUGAR

Half Pint COLD TEA

1 LB SELF RAISING FLOUR

2 oz BUTTER

1 EGG BEATEN

Method

Put Fruit and sugar in Basin (mixing bowl) strain tea and leave to soak over night.

Once soaked Sift flour, salt, Rub in fat, stir in the beaten and the soaked fruit mixture.

Turn in 2LB Loaf Tin smooth over the surface and bake

If using a Fan assisted over 150 or  Gas mark 3 for 1 and half – to an hour and three quarters until brown

For a one hour loaf use a 1 LB tin

Mum with her batches of freshly made Plum Bread

Mum with her batches of freshly made Plum Bread

The Adidas Bag That Changed My World!

Design Museum 50 Bags that changed the world

For my recent birthday my lovely sister gave me the most perfect present:  Design Museum ‘Fifty Bags That Changed The World’  

Everything around us is designed and the word ‘design’ has become part of our everyday experience. But how much do we know about it? Fifty Bags That Changed The World imparts that knowledge listing the top 50 handbags, cases and backpacks that have made a substantial impact in the world of fashion and design today.

For anyone who know’s me will know I’m renown for my Adidas Original Sports Bag!  it literally goes everywhere with me! So how delighted was I to spot on page 56/57 a two page article dedicated to my beloved ‘Sports Bag’

Design Museum: Fifty Bags that changed the world Page 56/57

Adidas Original

Below are a collection of photographs taken over the past year with my  Adidas Original Sports Bag!  as you can see I really DO LOVE IT!

At London Design Festival 2011 – Adidas Bag

In New York Soho with the Adidas Bag!

 

On a Tartan Bus in Edinburgh with my Adidas bag!

Clee AC King George Stadium Club Champs with Adidas Bag

 

On Blog Tour NYC Poggen Pohl – Adidas Bag

In Ikea with the Adidas bag

At Portabella Beach posing with the Adidas Bag

Cleethorpes Beach with my daughter and the Adidas bag

 

Out and about in Brigg with the Adidas Bag

 

Hanging out with Usain Bolt! 😉 and the Adidias Bag!

In New York with Modenus Blog Tour Crew! and the adidas Bag get in!

 

Walking the Humber Bridge with the Adidas Bag!

Playing in the snow with my Adidas bag!

 

Hanging out at the Olympic Torch relay Meridian Park Cleethorpes & the Adidas Bag

 

In a showroom in Soho New York and the Adidas Bag!

Out shopping with the Adidas Bag!

 

Walking in Edinburgh with my Adidas Bag!

Shopping for more Adidas Goodies!

 

OMG A man with no head has my ADIDAS BAG!

The Adidas Bag really did change my world the picture below is my favourite!

For the Love of my Adidas BAG!