Monthly Archives: May 2014

Vive Les Ashbourne Rosbifs!


As the sun shone last weekend I began to smell the smoke from barbecues being lit. As soon as the weather changes British men love to don an apron and go outside and cook. What’s more we’re getting better at … Continue reading

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Moors, music and mysteries


Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo:
It was our last day in the north and the sun was shining. Stuart and I had breakfast in the park before collecting our friend, then the three of us set off…

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When we practice to deceive


In my opinion, our daily High Street is the most important part of Ashbourne’s heritage. In a hundred year’s time our Georgian frontages could be destroyed by planners but could still be restored to former glory through investment and sensitive … Continue reading

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I should be singing Thunder Road with Bruce


Right now I’m a little obsessed with Thunder Road by Bruce Springsteen. I suppose its stereotypical for a 50 year old to be repeatedly listening to music from the 1970s but maybe I should explain a little more. I’ve seen … Continue reading

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A Visit to Carsington Water


Originally posted on Collections in the Landscape:
One of my latest outings for Collections in the Landscape has been to Carsington Water, an area with which we have strong links via our collections. The site is managed by Severn Trent…

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Up the Garden Path


Originally posted on Uphilldowndale:
Let me pose a question, can slugs* hop? ? The slug trail on our path today So I take a look on the Internet for hopping slugs, and I find? there are slugs that are artistic…

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Back in the Peak District

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Originally posted on Baxterbus Blogs:
Having loved our 2 day jaunt into the area a couple of weeks ago we came back with the bikes to try out a couple of the cycle trails. Staying at Whitehouse Farm Campsite in…

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Euro-blah


For the first time in my life I am thinking of not voting. The European election is here but the more I look at it the more I think the vote is irrelevant. This is from a man who voted … Continue reading

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Land of my fathers


Originally posted on Bright Blue Bean:
I moved from the Derbyshire village of my childhood almost thirty years ago and have lived in a variety of places since that time. I slowed my tongue a little to assist with comprehension in London,…

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Bank Holiday Camping – Back to Basics


Originally posted on no time for ironing:
Last weekend we enjoyed the bank holiday by taking a camping trip to Kniveton and stayed at New House Organic Farm.  It was a last minute recommendation as I didn’t seem to be…

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