Thursday, 28 January 2010

There's a storm brewin'

The council (in their infinite wisdom) have installed a broom cupboard at the skate park. But who has the keys? Maybe they should get off their arses and fix the bowl, its only been a year and a half since it started leaking (the day the park opened).

The second I got to the park this beast started rolling in off the North Sea. 'Stoked' I was not.

Got soaked and got a flatty on the home! Still, mustn't grumble ay?!

Wednesday, 27 January 2010


Blazeguard - Aussie Invasion from John Thompson on Vimeo.

This video features Australians Kym Grosser and Mick Bayzand in Vancouver and these lads certainly do not fuck about! So much good stuff on here and good music make it one of the best web videos for a while. Spotted on the Life ? blog. Enjoy!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

First dry session of the year

I finished work last friday so after chilling out in the morning I went out to stretch my legs seeing as it was the first dry day of the year. The skatepark was dry but still covered in sand and mud making things a bit more interesting when blasting around the place! I finally got myself a camera last week after about a year of not having one, went for a Panasonic Lumix LX3. I'm still getting to grips with it but here are a few test shots from yesterday.



First time I've seen the park dry in ages! It was still bitter as fuck with that ice wind blowing in off the North Sea though.

Above and below: Frodo with a double peg grind at the Whitley Lodge shops

This obstacle in situated in the local primary school and there is a good gap to be had over the top of it off the draw bridge thing. No one stepped up today but it will get done soon..

This is my neice Ella, she's class!

Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Snow, Corned beef and a kebab eating pigeon

The local hot spot for sledging was Tynemouth Priory and we had a few good nights there hurtling down the slopes on sledges, bum boards and even a surf board. The killjoys had locked the gates to stop people getting in so we had to climb over after the session. One slip and it would have been goodbye to the family jewels! Here Marty cautiously makes his way over.

January is always a tight month. I was penniless by the 3rd after over spending in Leeds for NYE, so skint in fact I had to eat the last tin in the cupboard- a lovely tin of corned beef..

..along with some frozen veg, a couple of Aunt Bessies and a handful of potato fritters a canny meal was made! Wouldn't eat it again mind.

These icicles were massive! Dangling from a building on Mosely Street they would have caused someone a mischief if they had fell on someone.

The past few weeks have been mental with the snow and the whole country was covered. I for one thought it was great but I'm glad to see the back of it now! Roll on the summer.

Check this little bugger out! While I was at home researching corned beef recipes on the net this rotund looking pigeon was tucking into a kebab! You can see the garlic sauce all down his front haha. When I got my phone out to take the photo and got a little closer he shuffled a bit then sort of just went "fuck it, I cant be arsed to fly away so just take the photo you nosey twat" At least I think that's what he meant.