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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Walk by the sea

We went for a walk yesterday by the sea

The tide was out so we saw some little patches of sand

That tower in the distance is new - it has a pod on it that takes people up and down for a big view of Hove.  It's called the i360 or something....

Then we walked up through a park....

It's very pretty.....

....up to Palmeira Square.  Wait a minute.....

It's a Snowdoggy!!!  We're getting about 45 of these and it's going to be a big sculpture trail like the Paddington Bears in London!!!!!

This shiny one is called Dave....

Hallo Dave!!!  (and Dave's mate....)

Dave gave me a piggy back ride!  That was nice of him!

He's got a shiny bum!!!!!!!!!!!!!

International Mail Box collection.

We got a postcard the other day that had mailbox stamps on!!  It's from South Korea.....

This one is an English "double" post box - meaning there's two slots to put your mail into!
Found in Brighton, England, 1st November 2015

This is another English postbox (with grafitti on it!!) somewhere in Brighton!

This one I found in Budapest, Hungary in October 2015

We found this one in Brussels, Belgium in 2012

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

A Sneaky Day Out!!!

 Yesterday, Andrea had to go to Lewes for a Work Do so I decided to sneak along.  First we met up with Vicky and while she went to get a coffee, I had a rummage in her bag.  It's OK, she didn't notice anything missing.....

I met Vicky's mate Fred Bear.  He seems nice enough, but a bit quiet. That'll change....

After the Works do, Andrea, Vicky and Bev took us into Lewes Flea Market for a look round.  We didn't have long but we saw some fun stuff!!


After that, we went to a pub for a beer.  That's Fred Bear on the left, Fatty Ratty and Tulip in the middle and me on the right.  I had a half pint of Heineken and I burped.  Loudly. 

Then we went to a pizza place for dinner.  I had a Cola....

We started off with a Mezze dish which was burnt bread and some Dips an Olives.

Then we had a pizza.  Andrea had a pepperoni wiv extra onions.

Vicky had an "Everything on it plus extra anchovies" pizza which was bigger than Andrea's.  So we all went and helped her eat it.  She couldn't have managed it on her own, it was too big.

Then we got a salted caramel tart wiv clotted cream to share between us.  That was proper pukka, that was!!!

Heck, we're all completely stuffed now!!
What a fab dinner!!!!

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Complete UK drain cover collection

Found in Hove, October 2016

Found in London in August 2016

 Above and below, found near the Natural History Museum in London in May 2016

 We found these ones in Lewes on 15th March 2016

Found in Brighton near the Royal Pavillion on 28th February 2016

This one we found near the Seven Dials area of Brighton

This one we found at Brighton Station

 The one above and the following three we found in Brunswick Square, Hove in March 2015

we found the one above near the Old Steine on 27th October 2014

 We had a little walk today and found all these.....!!

 This one isn't really a drain, but it's an indoor drain looking item, from the Courtauld Gallery in London!

And that's another indoor drain type object from the Royal Academy in London.
The ones below are the rest of the outdoor manhole cover collection - although about a dozen have gone AWOL since a mistaken removal from my Picassa web album!  I'm hoping I'll find the missing dozen at some point!

 The one above and one below found in Brighton in July 2014

Found the one above in London in June 2014

Above seen near Palmeira Square in Hove in January 2014

 Found in Gower Street, London on 11th May 2013, one above and three below.....

Found in Brighton in April 2013!!

We found this one in London in March 2013!! It's near the St Pancras Youth Hostel.

We found this one in Chichester in August 2012!!

This one we found at the Tower of London in April 2012!!

 Here's some more drain covers that we found in London in October 2011!  This one is near St Paul's Cathedral!

 This one's pretty - I can't remember if we've seen this design before though....!!

This one's a bit like a chequerboard!

And Bob spotted this one on the way to the art shop!  He's a sharp eyed bear, you know!

 The next four are ones we found in Portsmouth!  This one is in the Historic Dockyard!

And this one got poo'd on by a seagull!!

This is an arrow one for the Brunel House in Portsmouth!

This is another one we found in Portsmouth.

These ones are from Brighton and Hove. We went for a walk along the seafront last week, and found some more drain covers!!  This one has holes in it!!!

And this one has lumps!!!

 This one has holes and lines on it....

 And this one is self locking!!!  How does it unlock though???

This one looks a bit like a wagon wheel and has bits of glass in!!

 Oh!  I think this one's my favourite!  It's got a daisy in the middle!!!

 We found another drain cover just with lines on it.

I decided to add my three new found drain covers to the big post of all of them!
This one I found in Rotherhithe, London, last May!

This one I found near Spitalfields Market in London

And this one I found near Victoria Station, London, not far from that fancy hotel that Princess Kate stayed in before her wedding!!
(Ed's note: I can't tell if this is the same as the other starburst ones we found in Brighton.....?)

As promised, I've now collected all my drain cover pictures into one post!!! This one is the latest, taken in Brighton, England!

And a round Brighton one with holes in!!

And a rusty Brighton drain cover!!

This one is from Hove in England, and has a starburst on it!

And this one has a lion!!!
Below is my original post all about drain covers in Brighton, England, first posted in September 2010!!!

A couple of weeks ago, me and Andrea went for a walk. I wanted to show her the drain covers I'd noticed - I think because she's higher up, she doesn't see them but they're ever so pretty!! This one has glass in some of it!

This one says "Gas Gas" on it - Andrea says that's You Tilly Tea.

This one's pretty too - I like the squares and diamonds on it!

This one's another You Tilly Tea for Water.

G G. I wonder if that's another gas one? The other gas one we saw was also a square cover...

This one has a sunflower engraved on it!!!

Oh - a rectangular one! Wonder what this is for?

This one's called "Pam Water". I guess she's in charge of that thing called You Tilly Tea.

Oh!! This one's made up of diamonds but has a flowery design on top!

And another one made up of circles!

Hodges and Butler..... wonder who they are?

Oh! More gas ones!! Yeah, I think all the gas ones must be squares. That's how they tell.

That's pretty!

Ah, now we have to be careful now. This is Grade C Dangerous Electricity. From Sigane. Wonder where Sigane is?

On the way home, we found some more drain cover things. This one says M but Andrea said it might be W for Water.

A triangular one!! I wonder what that does?

It's a Thomas Dudley Meter! I wonder what You Tilly Tea that is? I've never heard of getting Dudley and Thomas Bills.

FP - wonder who that is?

FH Brickhouse. Hmm..... Oh, it's Water.... it says so on the bottom!!

Fire Hydrant.... Andrea says that's for the Fire Engines if they need water to put fires out.

Oh, another little square one - must be gas!

We also saw one with a starburst in!

And another FH Water one! I never knew there were so many shapes and designs!