Tuesday 28 June 2016

Flying in for tea

These two mad witches have never learned to fly their brooms,
lucky for them  the geese are happy to take them to their destinations.
Oh.... the magic of Fairy Tales
There is still another week to join the fun at Try it on Tuesdays
with the current theme of..... I believe I can Fly.

Now I am off to visit with friends over at 

One of our favourite destinations [by car] is the small fishing town of North Shields at the mouth of the River Tyne

Most of the fishing boats were out when I took this photo,
 even so there are not so many fishermen these days.

I found this  photo on a
 Google search,
showing how the Quay used to look 

This is the view in the other direction up the river.
 Within seconds the day changed and we had torrential rain

Time to get indoors  for our lunch. 
The quay has many cafe's and restaurants these days. But this is always our first choice.
Why...........you may ask,
 its not fancy place   and usually you have to queue to get in .

But how can we say no,
 to a plate of delicious fish and chips. Crispy batter, bread and butter and  a pot of tea for me and coffee for my OH.

Thank you for calling in to share a cuppa with me today. I hope you enjoyed your visit.


  1. The witches flying on the geese are too funny!! This fish and chips look yummy, what a busy area that was by the old photo.

  2. such a fun and magical scene you have created! Loved going around the quay with you despite the downpour but I'm only sorry not to have gotten a plate of fish and chips too-it looks so yummy. Happy T day!

  3. Witches on geese? I'll have to remember that and try it the next time my broom is broken, LOL! Your fish and chips look great. I like to order fish and chips occasionally when we dine out because it is something I never make at home.

    1. Terrific witches and geese piece Yvonne-a wonderful scene. Not sure I have been to South Shields so will add it o my list

      Love Chrissie xx

    2. Hi Chrissie you can take a passenger ferry across the river between North and South Shields, it is a regular service and popular
      Yvonne x

  4. Your fairy tale imagination takes you to the most original places. At least the geese flew them in just in time for tea. Cute use for both challenges.

    Some really interesting photos. Seems lots of people are on or near the water lately. Really nice photos of an area near you. So very different from where I live, so I really enjoyed it.

    We Brits (well, I'm at least half Brit) really like our breaded fish and "real" chips, not the ones that come in bags, don't we? This looks like something I could sink my teeth into. Thanks for sharing your art, your photos of the water, and your fish and tea/coffee with us for T this Tuesday.

  5. Love your Mother Goose piece today Yvonne. You really caught the vintage essence from the story books I had as a kid. And I also love your photos. Its interesting to see how it changed from many years ago when fishing was a bigger industry. And do they serve mushy peas with the fish and chips in your area? My family think I'm nuts but I love mushy peas. Of course none of them eat peas at all so that might explain it. Have a great T day Hugs-Erika

    1. Yes they do supply mushy peas, but its not something I like, I much prefer the fresh variety.
      Yvonne x

  6. What a fun entry for TIOT! Lovely photos...so cool to see the vintage photo pf the area as well...nice comparison. I do enjoy fish and chips! A cold beer with it would be delightful ;)
    Happy T day!

  7. Love your art today!!!!! So cute ♥ The photos are great too and that food looks heavenly. My husband hates fish so I don't get it as often as I would like . Happy T day!!!!

  8. You can't beat fish and chips... (wish they still served it in newspaper!!! Always tasted better don't you think?)
    Great art page as always Yvonne.. and terrific photos. x

  9. your witches-on-geese Collage is awesome! wonderful old photo, what an atmosphere! and the f&c Looks yummy.
    happy t-day!

  10. Oh yummy! Fish & chips! It's one of the things I miss from the UK. They do pretty delicious fish dishes here in Spain, but nothing compares to English fish & chips! Lucky you!
    I love the witches on their geese.Great!
    Thanks for visiting,
    Happy T-Day!

  11. Yvonne, your witches are adorable!What a lovely page!Your fish and chips look so yummy yummy!Love your phoyos!Happy t day!

  12. Your witches are just awesome!!! Fabulous photosharing and I would love love love to have this fish with chips now....
    Happy T-Day ( better said T-evening - time flies)
    oxo Susi

  13. A super page, Yvonne, the images are so fun. Fantastic old photo, that fishing town looks a nice place to visit, and the fish and chips look delicious. Lovely post!
    Hugs, Mar

  14. Love the witches on Geese, and so good of them to pop in for tea!
    Fish & chips look yummy, it's a couple of years since we've been and it does look very quiet.
    Avril xx

  15. What do you know... we had fish and french fries and coleslaw today ! :) Must be the day for it...Love your photos...We had a huge downpour of rain yesterday too... Out of no where..just whoosh! Happy Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

  16. It's amazing how the Quay has changed over time. Love your page and the Fairy Tale magic. The fish and chips look yummy too! Happy T day :-)

  17. Your witches are just tooooooo cute. I love them. Happy fairy tales are such fun. I was always frightened by the scary ones. Love your post today. genie

  18. Love your witches page, it's great fun. Fish and chips sounds good, especially from your part of the world and thanks for sharing the old and new views of the harbour xxx

  19. I love the idea of using a goose instead of a broom lol, it would be fun to try! Now I feel hungry too looking at the plate of fish & chips.....might add some mushy peas....I only eat them about once every couple of years. Will have to see if they do them when we stay in Wooler in a couple of weeks time:-)

    Sally xx

  20. Love your page Yvonne, you have such a great sense of humour! Wonderful photos, wow that is one big river. A beautiful place to visit. hugs :)

  21. Hello Yonne,
    What a lovely beautiful page !!
    Beautiful a love witches .
    Greetings Doris

  22. I very much enjoyed my visit with you today! Love the childlike nature of your art this week!

  23. Magical! Wonderful piece. Great photos TFS. I am so jealous. Proper English fish and chips Yum!
    Hugs Flo xx

  24. So wonderful page Yvonne !! Love these witches, and the geese are fabulous!!!! I think I ´ll go with you to this restaurant!!!! This plate is succulent !! happy day ! Big hugs.

  25. I like Mother Goose and fairy tales, so your post has struck a chord with me :) Doing my T Tuesday on Thursday this week ;)

  26. What a fun page! I loved the visit to North Shields - the East Coast has such great seaside towns! The fish and chips do look delicious! Hugs, Chrisx

  27. Sorry to be so late to wish you a Happy T Day.
    Computer issues took me to the brink of insanity and now I'm back.
    Your fairies on their flying geese are just wonderful Yvonne.
    This is a most charming creation ♥
    You have me hungry with your lovely lunch that looks and sounds just perfect rain or shine.
    That is a sweet fishing village.
    Hope you're having a nice weekend.

  28. Oops I called them fairies... those witches must have cast their spell on me ;-)