Monthly Archives: November 2013

What does Richard Arkwright have to say about turbines?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmiB2Helhqg Yesterday one of the much vaunted wind turbines stopped traffic as it passed through the town centre. It gave all of us a close up view of the technology. It brought home to me yet another planning issue which … Continue reading

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Ashbourne in November


All of a sudden the clocks change and we enter a different world. The nights begin in the late afternoon and the weather can be changeable. We can have heavy fog, strong winds that deposit leaves all over the place … Continue reading

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Try Ashbourne First – 15: The Dining Room – Try for yourself


So far this series of blogs has covered the retail high street in Ashbourne but I realised that the scope applies just as equally elsewhere – where we spend our leisure pound is just as important. I’ve wanted to visit … Continue reading

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‘Thatched Cottages’ Osmaston Derbyshire


Originally posted on Shapiro Fine Art:
‘Thatched Cottages’ Osmaston Derbyshire Oil on canvas 12 x 16 ins These thatched cottages are situated in Osmaston , a small Derbyshire country estate village. This pretty village is the archtypical English village –…

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Our Market that I’m so proud to be a part of!


Originally posted on Bipolar happy !:
Ok followers I’ve had many of you back my plans for a market stall so I thought I would share the rest of what the market has to offer and the wonderful people I work…

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The perfect market town (a vision)


Close your eyes and imagine the perfect place to live… Its Summer, of course its summer. You’ve got a great house – wisteria round the doorway – and a garden full of flowers with your family happily playing. Just down … Continue reading

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Hacking away over many years


I’ll be honest: I don’t think phone hacking is such a big deal. I also didn’t really know that it was illegal. I also fully expected that hacking and worse was part of the investigative journalist’s armoury. I also think … Continue reading

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