Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Peak District Pub Stroll- Part I


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A Peak District Pub Stroll – Part 2


I really like the concept of the Holborn. And some nice local content

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Cycling the Monsal Trail: learning the hard way


Originally posted on What Liz Saw:
“Now, is the seat ‘igh enough for you?” asks Cheryl from the cycle hire place, beaming at me with twinkling eyes. I’ve no idea, but quietly nod. She points up at a steep gravel…

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A day in the life of a camping toddler…


To see our world through other’s eyes

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Ashbourne in August


In August Ashbourne is in full holiday swing. The town is surrounded by hotels, log cabins, self-catering accommodation, caravan parks and campsites to suit most budgets and tastes. During the summer when the touristy areas can get overcrowded it is … Continue reading

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The pathway to nowhere


The developers are circling Ashbourne at the moment. The recent uplift in Planning stories in the newspaper is because there is a chink in the planning armour where the old Local Plan meets the new one. The old Derbyshire Dales … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in July – an insider’s guide


July is a great example of this. The town itself never looks better. Think of July and you think of summer sunshine. The cobbled market square, little yards and the miles of bunting create an excellent theatre. Visitors can just … Continue reading

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Wenger vs Thatcher – go figure


I went to the Emirates yesterday to see Galatasaray against Porto and then Arsenal against Napoli. It was a good day out – my first chance to see the magnificent stadium and to see how the team is shaping up … Continue reading

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6 months of the Volvo V40 D2


I’ve blogged before about my ineptitude in test-driving a car. By contrast I do drive a car a lot… About 40,000 miles a year. About 6 months ago I bought a Volvo V40 D2.

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Snake Summit – is it worth stopping for a walk ?


Originally posted on vitalsparks:
When driving over the A57 Snake Pass, one of the Manchester to Sheffield trans-Pennine routes the mountain tops of Kinder Scout and Bleaklow are visible either side but to be fair look some distance off. Many…

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