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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: 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

Seal of Approval: The Seals of Donna Nook

So delighted to see my recommendation on ‘Donna Nook’ used on the ‘Visit Britain Super Blog’ Seal of Approval: Visit Britain like a local.

What a privilege to live so close to ‘Donna Nook’, Donna Nook is one of the most accessible sites for seeing the Grey Atlantic seals at a time of breeding in the UK. Elsewhere they either gather on beaches but in far away places like the Scottish islands, or they are out to sea in rocky outcrops. In Lincolnshire it is a short ride from near my home town Grimsby to the beach and there they are, in late autumn (October) and early winter (December)

Do not underestimate the size of the seal colony at Donna Nook and its importance to wildlife watchers around UK and Europe.

The Seals at Donna Nook are VERY VERY close to the shore line, it really is an experience that any lover of wildlife should really experience, the real life Frozen Planet.

The seals can be photographed quite easily, as you can see from my photographs all taken on the i-phone 3GS taken in last seal season (November)

The seals attract over 40,000 visitors to the Lincolnshire coast from end October to end of December every year and I highly recommend that everyone should visit in the next seal breeding season.

 

Lincolnshire: Silver Lincs Jewellery Designer ‘Nikki Rooney’

Silver Lincs

Silver Lincs Jewellery Designer - Nikki Rooney - Picture thank you to Mick E

Today’s DreamwallStyle blog is an exclusive interview with up and coming Lincolnshire Jewellery Designer ‘Nikki Rooney’ AKA Silver Lincs – Handmade Sterling silver Jewellery http://silverlincs.blogspot.com/

Silver Lincs - Sterling silver handmade jewellery by Nikki Rooney

Silver Lincs Jewellery

Q1.  Please tell Dreamwallstyle readers more about your handmade Jewellery? 

A1. I make different styles of jewellery created from sterling silver, swarovski crystal and semi precious stones sourced from around the world.  I make necklaces, bracelets and earrings that are unique designs and a range of styles to suit everyone’s taste. I also love making chainmaille jewellery, these pieces take a long time to make but it is definitely worth it when you finish a piece!

Hand made silver lincs Jewellery by Nikki Rooney

Q2. Did you go to college to study or are you self taught? 

A2. I studied Jewellery & Art Metalwork at East Coast School of Art & Design from approx 2000-2006, so have been making jewellery for about 11 years now.  I completed an NCFE qualification in the first year of studying, and then continued onto a non accredited course.

Nikki rooney Jewellery - Silver Lincs

 Q 3. Was this something you always wanted to do? 

A3. I have always loved jewellery, and I saw that there was a course available at the college, so thought I’d give it a go and I really enjoyed it.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

 Q 4. How do you source the material to make the jewellery?

A4. As silver prices have recently shot up, I try to source certain bits from abroad to keep the costs down.  I can also get some unusual findings that are not available in the UK.

Silver Lincs Jewellery - Nikki Rooney

 Q5. What sort of people wear your jewellery? – ie is it aimed at a certain age – or is it for all – or its not aimed at any market?

 A5. My jewellery is not aimed at any particular market or age range, as there is a variety of styles to suit everyone’s taste.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

 Q6. What makes your jewellery special? ie is there anything unique that stands your jewellery out from the crowd

 A6. I am looking at designing a logo, and am hoping to make some tiny little tags to add on to every piece of jewellery I make, so it is recognizable to Silverlincs.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

 Q7. Where do you get your design inspiration from? 

A7. A lot of the time I just play around with different things and come up with ideas as I go. I also have a lot of jewellery books, and I sometimes get ideas from them.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

Q8. Do you take commissions?

 A8. I do not take commissions as such, I can adjust my designs slightly with different colours etc to suit the person it is been made for. I do sometimes do repairs or alterations on people’s jewellery, depending what it is.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

 Q9. What plans do you have for 2012?

A9. I would like to concentrate on displaying and selling my work in some more shops/galleries locally, and I would also like to get a website set up, so people can buy online.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

 Q10. Where can we purchase your jewellery? 

 A10. At the moment I have a display of my work in Abbey Walk Gallery in Grimsby Lincolnshire, which can be purchased direct from them.

Silver Lincs Jewellery - Abbey Walk Gallery Grimsby

People can also contact me via email from my blog: silverlincs.blogspot.com with any enquiries or orders.

Silver Lincs Jewellery

Silver Lincs Jewellery

Silver Lincs Jewellery

Normanby Hall Country Park the Jewel of North Lincolnshire

DreamwallStyle took time earlier this year to visit Normanby Hall Country Park. This blog post is a follow on post from the Normanby Park Peacocks http://wp.me/pIRfz-fY

Normaby Hall in Autumn picture credit North Lincs Leisure

Normanby Hall Country Park, has been described as the Jewel of North Lincolnshire, set in 300 acres of exquisite parkland and is only four miles from Scunthorpe off the B1430.

Normanby Hall and the sunken garden: picture credit North Lincs Leisure

Normanby Hall is a regency mansion, and was the home to the ‘Sheffield Family’. In the 18th Century John Sheffield became the Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, he built a fine mansion in London called Buckingham house. His son sold the house to George III and it is now known as Buckingham Palace.

Normanby Hall - Sun dial: picture credit North Lincs Leisure

Former Dukes of Buckingham and original owners of Buckingham Palace.  With the fine examples of Regency, shown in elegant rooms, Victorian and Edwardian furniture. This regency mansion is steeped with history, for all the family to enjoy.

Normanby Hall - the rear of the Hall: picture credit North Lincs Leisure

In the 1820’s Sir Robert Sheffield decided to demolish the existing house at Normanby and re built the house that stands before us to enjoy today.  The house was designed Sir Robert Smike and was built between 1825 and 1830. The house was extended and altered to designs by Walter Brierley between 1906 and 1908 to complete the grand house that is still the focus to Normanby Hall Country Park.

Normanby Hall: picture Credit North Lincs Leisure

The ‘Regency Hall’ is magnificent, set in beautiful woodland and surrounded by herbaceous borders in the secret and sunken Gardens.

The main Drive to Normanby Hall in Autumn: Picture credit North Lincs Leisure

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall wood carving

Normanby Hall

Normanby Hall: Picture credit North Lincs Leisure

If you missed my previous blog post about the ‘Normanby Hall Peacocks” then please click here http://wp.me/pIRfz-fY

DreamwallStyle will be featuring another post the Normanby Hall award winning Victorian Walled Garden very soon so keep checking back, or follow the blog for updates.

Christmas at Normanby

http://www.northlincs.gov.uk/NorthLincs/Leisure/NormanbyHall/Christmas.htm

Healing Craft Fair 2011 – Lincolnshire

DreamwallStyle had the great pleasure of visiting ‘Healing Craft Fair’ a local event here in North East Lincolnshire, organised soley by PTA volunteers and supported by the local school staff.  Today’s blog showcases a small selection of the local talent who had their fabulous work and creations on display.

For more pictures from the Healing Craft Fair please go to the ‘Eye of Abyss’ blog here http://beachhutting.wordpress.com/

I. LUV.IT.I.REALLY.DO VINTAGE - HEALING CRAFTS FAIR

Jody Illingworth - Vintage at Healing Fair

As a huge fan of Vintage, it was a pleasure to meet local lady Jody Illingworth  I spent time chatting to Jody about her vintage business ‘ i.luv.it.ireallydo.vintage’  of reworked vintage dresses and original vintage clothing.

Jody Illingworth - Healing Craft fair - I Luv it I really do Vintage

This week Jody opens her new stall on the local Grimsby Market, where locals will have the chance to pick up one off vintage items, along with bespoke buntings and gifts. Find out more about Jody’s vintage business by clicking here http://www.facebook.com/pages/IluvitireallydoVintage/113315925401672

Ceinwen Fews of Ultimate artwork busy knitting at Healng Craft Fair

Ceinwen Fews the creative designer of Ultimate artworks had some exciting and unique gifts on display at the Healing Craft fair, from a retro range of handmade christmas cards, 3D festive Frames, reindeer food and much much more.

I love the concept of Ceienwen’s Finger Print family tree to find out more click here http://www.ultimate-artwork.co.uk/default.html

Personalised with family names & printed on handmade paper . trees are mounted and supplied with green ink stamp - for you to create the leaves with families finger prints- from Ultimate Artwork

Jack in the Green had a fabulous collection of Handpainted Green Men on display, The Green Man is believed to symbolise the life, cycle of death and birth.

Jack in Green - Green men hand-painted

Greenman: If you walk within a forest of ancient wood and get a feeling you are not alone, the chances are he is with you. He’s been with mankind from the beginning and is round us more than ever, helping us make contact with our natural environment and stop us destroying our fragile world.

Jack in the Green at Healing fair

It was great to meet Jaydee Crochet – The Home of the Flug – a new accessory. So what is a Flug? Is it a Scarf? NO – Is it a Shawl? NO – Is it a Wrap? sort of…imagine the softness of a fluffy teddy, the lightness of feathers the warmth of a hug… well that is a FLUG! Jaydee Crochet had a vast collection on display including Irish Lacework and pretty crochet accessories.

Jaydee Crochet - unique Designs

Diane Brookes a local professional artist had a variety of her portfolio on display. Diane works in various styles and mediums, water colours, soft pastels, oils, pencil and acrylics.

Diane Brookes - Artist Healing Craft Fair

Diane Brookes - Professional Artist at Healing Craft Fair

Healing Craft fair was certainly worth the visit, and I cant wait for next years fair! Its always a treat to support local events. I found lots of beautifully handmade items that I purchased, they are now with santa! Obviously I haven’t shared these special finds as you never know who may be reading the blog! 😉 Maybe after christmas I will share! The atmosphere at the fair was relaxed and very festive and I highly recommend to all to go and visit next year!

The Sweet Table at Healing Craft Fair

The Beach Hut Office in Rural South Lincolnshire

Nikki Austin - Austin John Interiors

 

 

 

 

Nikki Austin of Lincolnshire and owner of ‘Austin John Interiors’ invited DreamwallStyle to her ‘Beach Hut’. But this is no ordinary Beach hut this is a spectacular ‘Beach Hut’ theme office in the heart of rural south Lincolnshire.

Welcome to Nikki Austins 'Beach Hut' office

Nikki who works from home, owns a lovely 30ft long x 15ft wide log cabin, 10 x 15ft is her office space, where Nikki likes to draw and be creative.

Nikki Austin 'Beach Hut' themed office

After two years of having the Cabin in the natural pine mellow  Nikki decided that the cabin needed a new lighter theme, it was always dark inside and Nikki  always had to keep the lights on.

Nikki Austin 'Beach Hut' themed office

Nikki just used a water based primer to give the walls a washed look, and feel of a ‘Beach Hut’. Originally Nikki intended to use ‘Posh Paints’ naming no names 😉 to show off her colour co-ordination ability and promote the paints, but her clients and visitors really loved the look Nikki had created with just a water based primer that she decided not to add  anymore paint to the walls.

Nikki Austin 'Beach Hut' themed office

Nikki points out that space is tight as her business grows but all her ‘guests’ smile about the ‘Beach Hut’ theme, so its a good talking point.

Nikki Austin 'Beach Hut' themed office

Nikki splashed out on a lovely lantern and a tripod light. The Ceilings in the cabin are nickel and industrial, Nikki added quirky touches like the antique fishing new and wooden fish!

Nikki Austin 'Beach Hut' themed office

There’s even a ‘Funky loo’ ” A pee in the woods’ wall mural

A pee in the woods Nikki's funky loo

All the furniture in the ‘Beach Hut’ is white, Nikki is just loving the fresh summery feel even on the dullest rainy days. Nikki was inspired by all the new fabric collections coming out with a coastal theme, with that soft ‘hippy’ surfer feel.

Nikki's Beach Hut office

Nikki says she may need to swap her freelander for a VW van! and loves all the linens and distressed look on everything! Now just bring on the sunshine!

Nikki's Beach Hut office

Nikki Austin owner of Austin John Interiors also writes articles for 'Anne Louise' a Lincolnshire womens' glossy magazine http://www.interiordesignerslincolnshire.co.uk/

 

To find out more about ‘Austin John’ Interiors please Click Here – http://www.interiordesignerslincolnshire.co.uk/    

 

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