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Friday, 17 February 2017

City of Culture

Hello lovely people. Thank you for all the beautiful comments, I can see that Ethel and Ernest is quite a popular film, I'm so glad I have a copy. I've noticed that I have a few more followers, thank you for coming and sharing my space with me, it's very appreciated. I would love to say hello back, but google no longer gives me a link back if you have a blog, very frustrating! If you want to stop by and say hello or drop me an email, I'm always thrilled to hear from people.

Did those that celebrate it have a lovely Valentines Day? We don't celebrate it, we say "I love you' a few times every day to each other and never end a day, visit or phone call without telling each other, so no cards are usually sent.... but this year I received a card, to our pack leader...

It was a card from 'the dogs', how sweet was that!

Hull in East Yorkshire is the city of culture this year, 2017. It started with a bang on the 1st of January with fireworks and an amazing light show projected of the city's buildings (here) every evening for a week. Hull has so much history and is even famed for playing it's part in the start of our country's civil war when it refused to open it's gates for the king. Hull was also the most bombed place after London during the second world war, much of the city was decimated.

I really wanted to see the enormous wind turbine blade that has placed in Queen Victoria Square. It's there for 3 months, all hand finished...

It's quite a spectacular sight to see, 75 meters long. You can read more about it here. There are so many things planned throughout the year and so much to see. I really recommend a trip to Hull, even if you've visited before, you'll notice how much has changed. I'm so proud of my adopted city.

I've been doing a bit of crochet this week, so will have some photos to show you next time I hope.

Take care


  1. What a lovely card you received. How kind of the dogs! What an interesting wind turbine blade. I wouldn't have thought they were so big.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. It's been a long time since we properly visited Hull. The last time was a skip through the outskirts on our way to the ferry which doesn't count!You have tempted me to visit though x

  3. Very interesting post and photos. The card from the doggies is sweet. I hope you have a nice weekend.

  4. We have been to The Deep a couple of times and used the ferry from Hull but apart from that it has been a long time since we visited properly.

  5. Awww bless those doggies for their sweet card.
    What a very strange looking object that blade's enormous.
    I've never been to Hull.

  6. Cute card! Hull looks like a fascinating place to visit. Wow, that wind turbine blade is long isn't it. Look forward to seeing your crochet. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

  7. Your dogs are very kind. Such a sweet card. X

  8. What a cute card. Mick and I don't usually celebrate Valentine's Day but I actually got a card this year, he didn't! I'm sure there'll be lots of interesting things happening this year in Hull with it being the City of Culture.

  9. Yes, those turbines are amazingly huge. I've seen the blades traveling on a truck. A few of them went right past our house.
    I too have noticed that you can't get to the followers blogs anymore!!

  10. Wow that is massive! What a great thing to be able to see - at least for a little while lol. We don't do Valentine's Day - but we did buy two new chairs and a bigger bed as a present lol.

  11. Such a sweet card ...
    I've never visited Hull - that turbine is huge, thanks for sharing your photographs.

    Have a good week ahead

    All the best Jan

  12. Lovely card from the sweet! I love visiting cities and finding out about the history...your trip to Hull sounds very interesting.
    Have a great week.
    Helen xox

  13. I saw a TV programme last week about Hull and the exciting things that were to be happening this year, the blade does look amazing.

  14. A very cute couple of doggies on the front of that card.
    I'm looking forward to seeing the cultural delights Hull has to offer on your blog this year.
    Lisa x


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