Monthly Archives: April 2013

Ashbourne’s Car Park Solution


Derbyshire Dales District Council is currently running a consultation around parking in the district http://www.derbyshiredales.gov.uk/your-council/consultations/current-consultations/car-parking-review. Although this can seem like a dry topic it does affect us all. Our tourism economy and high street rely on car parking to support it, … Continue reading

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Real Kite Flying


I’ve got a few days away enjoying the beautiful Herefordshire and Brecon Beacons countryside. Flipping through the usual “things to do” I stumbled across something I’ve always wanted to see – one of the Welsh red kite feeding stations.

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iPads for Business – my experience


Around two years ago I bought an iPad. I’m a gadget freak and had my fair share of iPods, iPod touch, iPhones etc. It was a natural progression but, if I’m honest, I didn’t really get what the ipad is … Continue reading

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Ashbourne’s fledgling Neighbourhood Plan works


In January I wrote a post about the fragile nature of the planning situation in Ashbourne. The fantastic response from the town on the Local Plan consultation from Derbyshire Dales District Council had resulted in a clear mandate from Ashbourne … Continue reading

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Second Teaser for Toe Wrestling Episode


Originally posted on Wicked and Weird…Around The World!:
We’re drawing close to the release of our first official episode!! Check out our second teaser and ask yourself: “Do I have what it takes to be a Toe Wrestling Champion?”

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Try Ashbourne First: #13 The Olive Tree – The place to go when you don’t know where to go


    There is much like about The Olive Tree but first of all it is a beautiful shop. Owners Paula and Nikki Taylor have created a lovely light space. When I visited, the Spring sunshine was pouring in and … Continue reading

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