Six word Saturday


Reasons to be cheerful, 1, 2….




It’s been a cold and murky old week here in the north east of England, but are we down-hearted?  Reasons to be cheerful this week include a stroll through the back streets of Durham, and a trip to Newcastle-on-Tyne to meet up with a lovely friend.  I came across a few Numbers along the way.

Share your ‘reasons to be cheerful’ with Cate at Six Word Saturday.  Have a good weekend and I’ll see you on Monday for a cool, English walk.



    1. I had to flip back to see which 6WS this was, Cathy 🙂 Seems ages ago 🙂 Thanks for spending so much time with me. I’ll pop over and check out your latest when I get this week’s walk done. I never think I’m going to have enough time (and last week I didn’t 😦 ). Hugs, sweetheart! Sending love on 9/11.

  1. So much to smile at and be happy Jo. 191/2 makes me wonder Why??? there must be a story there… Hope the sun has returned to your corner of the world.

    1. I know! Bizarre, isn’t it? I suppose I might find something on Google. 🙂 Sun has finally arrived and I’m about to head for the garden for breakfast. Still a little fresh, but we’re getting there.

  2. I love funky numbers and I am amazed that you ALWAYS find interesting things to do and intriguing things to photograph. I took your advice and shared my reason to be cheerful with Cate as well, on Saturday evening. It involves Belgian chocolate… 🙂

    1. That sounds like a good share, Liesbet. I’ve just been finishing off some lemon meringue icecream with blackberries. Life’s hard sometimes, isn’t it? 🙂

  3. Lovely shots, despite the dismal weather. We are in desperate need of rain here in southern Ontario . Not complaining as the sun has been glorious but the grass & the plants could certainly use a good soaking!

    1. Thanks, Viv. 🙂 Didn’t Mugarutha do well? I didn’t intend to watch but was ‘drawn in’. It’s perishing here too. Will be glued to Andy tomorrow.
      Nothing from Cate yet? I haven’t checked since lunch time. I think we’ve come to the end of the road.

  4. I like that clock, but who’s on top of it and what’s she up to? It was decidedly naff in Hampshire and nice here while I was there. Not complaining now though x:-)x

    1. Trust you to ask! It’s outside a jewellers- Northern Goldsmiths- and has been there as long as I can remember. No idea of the history but I expect I could Google it, if you’re desperate to know. 🙂 I usually get dull shots of her but I liked that one. The Laing Art Gallery was where I was headed, but ran out of time. Another day! I know, Gilly- I’ll reply this evening. Hugs, darlin’.

    1. I know! I’ve heard the same 😦 And Jude said Cornwall has been lovely too. Think I need to move. Sun is trying now but there’s a cold wind. Bring on Summer! 🙂

  5. Sorry you’re weather has been dreary, Jo. We’ve had high heat and humidity, which I like, but many don’t. I’m cheerful because I was blessed with seeing your lovely photos. Have a a great weekend! xo

    1. Hiya darlin 🙂 No good being mopey, is it? Doesn’t make you any friends. A little bird did tell me we might have sunshine tomorrow, but I hardly dare believe it. 🙂 Thanks- you too!

  6. Sorry to hear that it’s been a rather cold week, but good to hear that you caught up with a friend. Hope you had a great time and the company was great. Lovely set of shots for this challenge, what a coincidence you happened to snap photos of numbers 🙂 Hoppetty House. That is a nice name that rolls off the tongue 😀

    1. I have loads of shots that never get used, Mabel. I take them mostly for my own pleasure, and if they work for a challenge, fine. I do find chasing challenges a bit of a pain sometimes. I’d rather just tell a story, in my own way. But having said that I’ve been doing 6WS forever! 🙂 🙂 Happy Sunday to you!

      1. I am like you, Jo. I take many, many photos each time I’m out and some of them I tuck them away forever. Currently I have about 20,000 shots on my hard drive, I think… 😀

        Always love your Six Word Saturday. They always seem so effortless, and love to see where you’ve been 🙂

  7. Oh, no earworm warning! I shall not get that song out of my head now! Love the 19 and a half – only ever saw a half number once and that was in Chinatown district on Vancouver Island. Maybe I’ll look it up for the challenge. Seems like the east has had a grey and wet week, reversal of what happened at the beginning of the month when you lot were in the sun and heat and we were hidden in a cloud! Wishing you some sunshine, as long as you don’t pinch ours 😀

    1. I’m struggling to remember any sunshine. Was I in Poland? 😦 😦 No, I do remember 2 breakfasts in the garden. 🙂 Sorry about the song. I have the feeling I’ve used it before in 6WS, but it’ll be 200 next week so there must be a bit of repetition in there somewhere. I’m planning a retirement bash 🙂

  8. Such diverse photos Jo – the door knocker on that red door- very unique and kinda classic – the 19 1/2 felt like one of those photos that tell a thousand words – the different feel to the lines in the iron to the number to all that background stuff – happy Saturday to u

    1. The back streets of Durham yield some lovely finds, Yvette. It was the doorknocker I was drawn to first but it was a bit cobwebby 🙂 I have a lovely dragon one but it doesn’t fit with ‘numbers’. Me being random in amongst all my Polish posts. And 19 n a half made me smile. 🙂 As did the Ian Drury song, always. Hugs, sweetheart!

      1. Half made you smile – bah! You are so witty with your word play restless one.
        Thx for the hugs – more rain here in town this week – but sun is in the forecast – peace

  9. Stunning shots Jo and definitely lots of reasons to be cheerful. You gave us all a laugh for sure. Thanks for sharing darling and have a wonderful weekend. 😀 ♥

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