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Monday, October 31, 2011

Matching Crockery

Matching Crockery
Matching Crockery, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Whatever crockery you're using at home, you're sure to find something to replace that broken plate, saucer, cup or bowl at Great Expections, Horncastle.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Lincoln Cooperative Society Limd

This is the shop where Great Expectations antiques operates. Once past the highly curated front shop area, you're into a treasure trove of books, music, furniture and knick-knacks. The back yard has further delights including trestle tables of chinaware.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Belton House

Belton House
Belton House, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.
Rear elevation.

Belton House, aka Rosings in the BBC 1995 production of Pride and Prejudice, is situated just outside Grantham, Lincolnshire.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Blog Owners: a new sort of spam

Ignore this if you don't have a blog.

Referrer spam.

Blog owners have access to their blog stats and can see which URLs are referring visitors to their blogs.

Suddenly I'm seeing and referring traffic here.

I suspected something wasn't quite right and rather than clicking on the links I put "" and "" into a Google search to find out what's going on.

I'm using the Firefox web browser with the Web Of Trust (WOT) add-on which tells me which web sites are trustworthy or not. WOT put red circles against both and (ie it's not safe to visit).

Further down in the search results were some postings by other bloggers who've noticed these and found that the links are spammy.

These days you can pick up viruses and other malware just by visiting a site: therefore I will try not to visit or despite the interesting sounding links they're dropping into my stats.

Looking into my stats some more, is also a frequent referrer: I've just Googled it and WOT gives it a red circle (don't visit it).

And some visitors are arriving via short URLs eg which I also won't be clicking on.

I hope this helps other bloggers who are looking at their referrer stats.

Weir's That Then?

Weir's That Then?
Weir's That Then?, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

River Witham on the Eastern side of Lincoln.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Prince, Joey and Titch

Prince, Joey and Titch
Prince, Joey and Titch, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Prince, Joey and Titch eagerly await their next riders.

Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mists And Mellow Fruitfulness

On the right is a Cathedral buttress and on the left is Priory Gate. Straight ahead and down the hill is The House of Boolean Logic.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

This Little Piggy

This Little Piggy
This Little Piggy, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.
This is the display on one of the outdoor tables at Great Expections, Horncastle, a popular shop in Lincolnshire's antiques centre.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Shabby Chic

Shabby Chic
Shabby Chic, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.
I've run out of good skies for Skywatch Friday for the moment, so instead here is some classic 1960s architecture in central Lincoln.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

The View From St Hugh

The View From St Hugh
The View From St Hugh, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

The South West turret of Lincoln cathedral is currently being restored, work that will take over 2 years. Rather than a blank hoarding, we are being treated to this massive panorama of the view from the top. As usual, Bill Stickers will be prosecuted (if they can catch him). Find out more at

Saturday, October 8, 2011

The House of Boolean Logic

The House of Boolean Logic
The House of Boolean Logic, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.
Boolean logic is fundamental to today's computers and was developed in 1854 by George Boole who was born in Lincoln in 1815. The picture shows Boole's house and school that he established in 1840.

I found out about this on a website by Dr Ben Goldacre

Friday, October 7, 2011

Skywatch Friday

Skywatch Friday
Skywatch Friday, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

Humber Bridge, East Yorkshire.

Nerd fact: the small "dog-bones" and larger "dumbbells" attached to the cables are called Stockbridge Dampers and prevent the cables vibrating eg due to the wind. Transmission lines have similar "dog-bones" near to where they attach to pylons for the same purpose. So there's something to look out for on a long motorway journey.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Jabba the Hut

Jabba the Hut
Jabba the Hut, a photo by lincoln_eye on Flickr.

This is another entry in the modern beach hut competition of 2007. I have previously posted images of other huts.