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

Posted in Review | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Moors, music and mysteries

Lovely blog describing the beautiful Peak District countryside

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

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

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Music, Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

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…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

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…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Back in the Peak District

This gallery contains 10 photos.

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…

More Galleries | Leave a comment


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

Posted in Opinion | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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,…

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

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…

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment