Monthly Archives: March 2014

Trip to Derbyshire Part 2: Cheese please!


Originally posted on Zest and Herbs:
Derbyshire is one of the three counties in England (along with Leicestershire and Nottinghamshire) where Stilton can be made, which is very fortuitous for the area’s cheese makers; two other blue cheeses in the…

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Why everyone could consider a Cruise


I’ve just returned from my second ever cruise holiday after many years of saying that cruising wasn’t for me. When I talk to others now I still hear the things I used to say: Cruising is for old people You … Continue reading

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Test-driving Speedy Shop


Just last week, Peter Fox launched his Speedy Shop and his website at http://www.villagevending.co.uk. The story was picked up very quickly by all the national press – BBC, Sky News, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph as well as our own Ashbourne … Continue reading

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Trip to Derbyshire Part 1: Derbyshire oatcakes


Originally posted on Zest and Herbs:
For those of you that follow me on Twitter, you’ll have probably guessed that I wasn’t in Devon last week: I was taking a little holiday to stay with my parents in Buxton, Derbyshire.…

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Mothers Day


Originally posted on C W Sellors:
Treat mum this mothers day with our wide range of hand crafted jewellery including the unique stone Blue John. All items are available in-store and on-line. To view the full collections of Blue John…

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The modern economics of TV


I can still remember the days when there were but three TV channels and they didn’t broadcast for large parts of the day. I thought I’d get a nosebleed when Channel 4 arrived and Channel Five just seemed like a … Continue reading

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Preserving the Ashbourne Character…whatever that is


This week the Ashbourne Plan team published the results of the first wave of consultation on the Neighbourhood Plan. There were some interesting findings as it highlighted the most common topics that people liked and disliked about our town and … Continue reading

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