Monthly Archives: September 2014

Our retreat in Derbyshire – Curlew Croft, Anroach Farm

Thanks for the blog and I hope you don’t mind me retesting. I like to share how others experience the Derbyshire countryside

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Feeding the local economy one meal at a time

I am a big advocate of Try Ashbourne First. Before you buy anything online at least think about whether you could buy it in one of our independent retailers. I firmly believe that you will be surprised at just what … Continue reading

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Mystic Miller tells your fortune

Ashbourne Town Council accepted a request by a local paranormal investigation group to take a look at the Town Hall. The coverage in the Ashbourne News Telegraph revealed a night when absolutely nothing physically unusual happened but the ‘professionals’ using their … Continue reading

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An alliance of two great historic houses: Haddon and Hardwick unite to celebrate the anniversary of Smythson

Originally posted on Visit Peak District & Derbyshire:
To mark 400 years this October since the death of the architect Robert Smythson – whose work was behind the design of many of the country’s important Elizabethan houses – two of…

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Happy Derbyshire Day!

Originally posted on Lucy On The Road:
To kick off my new blog I thought I’d start right on my doorstep with the celebrations of Derbyshire Day. Derbyshire has a Day?, I hear you ask. Oh yes. And it was today.…

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Beyond Limits: Sculptures at Chatsworth

Every year Chatsworth hosts a sculpture exhibition. It is part of a clever marketing strategy to make a tourist destination right the way through to Christmas. After the summer holidays there is the sculptures, then Lumiere evenings where the house … Continue reading

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September 18, 1914

Originally posted on Great War Reports:
It has been a long tradition of the British Press to only publish attributed views. Letters from readers would invariably carry the author’s name and address. The advent of email and social media has…

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England- Day 2

Originally posted on Rue de Sandy's Blog:
Day two started around 8 am.  I woke up feeling refreshed and ready to embrace the day.  (I was a bit surprised to have tackled the eight hour time difference with such ease.)  The…

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The Scotland question…delete as appropriate

Today is Thursday 18th September 2014. Those people aged 16 or above who live in Scotland are voting on whether to become an independent country or not. I am anticipating my two views tomorrow morning depending on how the vote goes. … Continue reading

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Art that uses mirrors to reflect its true image

A late Renaissance art form is making a comeback and Bored Panda has collected some of the best results. Mirror anamorphosis is an artistic technique that uses distorted mirrors placed on an abstract image, transforming the details into a recognisable…

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