Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NICKY'S NOOK, A MYSTERY- ABC

I wonder who lives in a house like this?

Abc this week is brought to you by the letter N



Well Nicky Nacky Noo, what have we here. Nah, 'tis not my house. I know I have a thing for all things purple but this looks like this Nook appears to belong to Nicky. Or does it? Could this be a clever little play on words of Nicky Nook in Lancashire England. Maybe Hilda Baker, she knows you know, would be able to answer this. If you click the colours you can delve a little deeper into these weird British references. Might be dedicated to the old Nicky Nacky Noo, pub game, or the old kids rhyme. Of course it could be a Spoonerism. Nooki.. no I'll let you do that cheeky one.


This sweet little house is a defiant splash of colour on the otherwise dreary Water Street. Note the Triskelion, the 3 legs our national symbol is there too. Me thinks it's a charming place. Me also thinks, my nearest and dearest ones this is definitely not anything to do with the local vernacular, but I could be wrong(but Babooshka, you wrong never ha ha!) so if anyone has the definitive answer I'd love to know. I'm sure you would too? I dunno, formerly pink Police Stations( look out for that one next week), bright yellow pubs, and purple houses you can't say we don't know how to paint the town red here. You can't say I don't ever just take a snapshot either. Very proudly used the fancypants Nikon to capture a totally not composed, not straight, willy nilly in yer face snapshot, despite the Nikon's protestations. Frankly it was quite liberating.


For the full house and street click -Nicky's Nook the Full Monty.


For other Abc's click here. Mrs Nesbitt whose idea ABC is, the roadworks have begun in preparation for your visitation. We can't have you stumbling on a pot hole now can we in your Nesbitt Clan Tartan!


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55 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Now that's hoot! Let me know if you find out for sure! Great shot! Fun post! Thanks!

Gail's Man said...

I'm not sure I like this shade of mauve. Too stark for my liking. The house sign, possibly made from slate looks nice. I bet the inside is very artistic and full of colour. Probably too much clutter in all the rooms and loads of cats wandering around.

I dare you to knock on the door and find out if I'm right.

Rinkly Rimes said...

I looked at Nicky's Nook and then my eye landed on the glorious spring blossom below. Very nostalgic.

Cezar and Léia said...

Funny post!
I loved this house!
Great shot!
Léia

K said...

I live just round the corner, by the tram station. This is my first visit here. You are very funny. Do you sell your photos? I really like the cherry blossoms.

laxeylass said...

I remember this house. It's not Manx you are right. Looking forward to the blues festival pics. Snapshots like this you can show me anytime.

frenchie4moi said...

A little pink wouldn't you say!

James said...

Very interesting house indeed.You will get bonus points if you snap a few pictures of the people who live there. :-)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This building is such a bright, vibrant color! I like its name and three legged decoration.

SPQR said...

I would like to invite you to join my group in facebook in battling the cheaters in pub quizzes using their phones. It's a little unfair that if you've got the money to own one, that you can cheat and receive all the glory of winning your local pub quiz.

Let's get united to Stop Pub Quiz Rascals

Carol said...

I can't say that i have ever seen a house quite like this! It looks like what we would call a frat house...very colorful though and good Ns...

Bibi said...

Nicky's Nook gets my vote, for color and the name. I bet it really does brighten up the street.

Hilda said...

The colors are just so outrageous, I love it!

Ninnu said...

That house really makes my imagination fly!

Chuck Pefley said...

A very cool purple! I wonder at the symbolism of the cartwheeling legs ....

Thanks for the heads-up on the Lambretta Marley posted yesterday.

chrome3d said...

It must be some three-legged Barney-creature that lives there. Truly out there in every way. Don´t you have any restrictions what colours to use on your island?

Pam said...

My oh my that's purple.

anthonynorth said...

What a great house - and I loved the reference to Hilda Baker. She was my mother's favourite and I remember watching her on TV when I was young.
Thanks for the memories.

RuneE said...

Sounds like a children's rhyme to a foreigner like me, but I'm satisfied as long as it is not Hangman's Hook.

I'm fascinated by that Symbol you have, and here it showed up very well - one might use the old blog standard: Nice colours...

Miss_Yves said...

I love your title and your photo! It's very odd and original !( "o "is for ....)
I recognize the triskelion, a celtic symbol, very popular un Brittany Bretagne)...

Brian Miller said...

great shot, seems a colorful place, fun.

Brian Miller said...

great shot, seems a colorful place, fun.

B Squared said...

A few too many mushrooms being consumed there.

Small City Scenes said...

Very bright--I wonder if the owners are. You must show the inside. Just knock on the door and be as bold as the color of the house. MB

Maeve said...

I remember Hilda Baker, and Dearest and Dearest. Clever way to show the letter, but too purple for me.

Marie-Noyale said...

A nice touch of color on a grey street!!
I like the tree growing on the roof!!

imac said...

Nicky noo the knoo, tis a great post - and house.

Congrats to you on your post mentioned in Davids POTD.

Pagan Sphinx said...

I love it! So glad there are brave, wacky, creative people out there whose results we can photograph!

I'm launching a new photo meme called Think Green Thursday tonight. Would you like to join in?

http://thinkgreenthursday.blogspot.com/

Reader Wil said...

I always thought that Nick was a nickname for the devil!! Anyway it is very original to paint your house totally purple! Thanks for your visit.

R and J said...

Hm, I'm shocked! (like it must be).
Yes, knock the door one day, too intriguing to let it be...

photowannabe said...

Delightful post and that's a wild purple residence.

Tarolino said...

Goodness! Now that is very purple. I must say that you people are not shy when it comes to using colours. Not quite sure what I think of a house that purple but then I don't have to live in it either. That symbol is new to me as well. Never come across it anywhere.

Lisa Wilson said...

Looks like something out of a Dr. Suess book!

Jay said...

Paint the town red? Looks like you know how to paint the town purple! LOL!

I love it. It would be a bit bright for me to live in, but I love it anyway.

ramblingwoods.com said...

You are very kind to me in your comments especially as I refuse to read the owner's manual of my camera and prefer to wing it..lol..

Tumblewords: said...

No ideas from here! I love that place though. Would be pleased to know what the secret is!

Jacob said...

I think it's a mobster by name of "Legs."

Funny shot!

kRiZ cPEc said...

bet that's a nice way to get attention?

Mediterranean kiwi said...

shockingly dark for an outdoor wall

mind you, i used to flat with a woman who painted her room's walls in this colour - she realised it was too dark when she couldnt find her around in the house, and changed the colour to a more open mauve, something ike lilac

Pia said...

It is too bright for me. What is the yellow legs?

Hans said...

I do see that you like purple :) Interesting building and nice photo.

Dragonstar said...

I love it! Those colours would be at home round here. 'Nicky's Nook' is a perfect double-N.

Marie Reed said...

It's looks like a big beautiful petunia! Purple with a yellow center! I want to go sniff it:)

Jilly said...

Such strong colours for a 'nook' - somehow I think of a nook as being restful - this isn't. Noticeable tho!

Mo said...

Ha they play nicky nacky noo here every friday.

Mo said...

The legs cinvinced me

Grace and Bradley said...

Beautiful strong vivid color.

Brett said...

Great color

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The Triskelion makes me want to go inside and find out more. ;-)

Jackie said...

I like it, but I think I'd get a headache living there if the interior decoration is as bright as the exterior!

Susie of Arabia said...

I think your world is pretty colorful - I don't know that I would want to live right next door to this house though...

Maria Berg said...

I really like the color of the house and it was very intressing to see the hole house and all the grey around it.

/Maria Berg, MB Sweden

Mojo said...

Argh, ya read my mind girl... I was just reaching for the Spoonerism when you beat me to the punch. But last I checked nicking nookie was illegal. No means no and rightly so, right?

Can't imagine living in a place like this... the color alone would drive me bonkers, but the name...

Celeste said...

Great 'N' post, that is one wacky purple palace!

Lynette said...

Hallelujah for color! I clicked on the link to see the whole house, so perhaps I should say hallelujah again!

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