Category Archives: Review

Drinking a toast to success


On Friday night I attended a wine tasting with a difference at QEGS. I’ve attended wine tastings before and even bought wine as a result. I’m no connoisseur and I realise I have no memory for what I’ve tasted. I … Continue reading

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Sustainability


By this time a few people will have attended one of the Neighbourhood Plan workshops. I hope they enjoyed it as much as I did. For those who didn’t make it I would heartily recommend going along to any future … Continue reading

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My Volvo V40 D2 has matured


I’m now over 70,000 miles into the Volvo V40 D2 and overall I’m pretty satisfied. No time like the present though to give an overview of how the car drives as it gets well into middle age. Although I’ve owned … Continue reading

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Ashbourne bunting saved by Ashbourne!


The bunting fundraising has continued to demonstrate that, with a clearly defined target, and with a local issue, Ashbourne folk and businesses dig deep. The original target of £5000 has been smashed and so in our virtual journey around the … Continue reading

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Halfway to the Ashbourne Bunting target


Ashbourne’s bunting is now drawing in more support online and through donations and pledges directly to the Ashbourne News Telegraph. £5000 will secure it’s replacement which should last a few years. The organisers would still welcome volunteers who can help … Continue reading

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Ashbourne Beer and Cider Festival review


  The 2nd CAMRA Ashbourne Beer and Cider festival looked to be a roaring success when I visited on Saturday evening. Beer festivals are a celebration of the variety and quality of beer we produce in Britain. They tend to … Continue reading

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Leg 2 – 2.5 miles of bunting saved


Since my last blog the bunting donations have rolled in from local businesses and individuals. Last weekend we were on Windmill Lane on our eight mile route around the town having raised just over £200. The good news is that … Continue reading

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When reading was popular


Children of each generation will have their own totems from their childhood. You can date them by the toys and TV programmes they watched. Whereas my children had Barney and Teletubbies, I had Bill and Ben and the Herb Garden. … Continue reading

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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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So what’s so great about the Kindle?


I’ve finally weakened. After years of waiting for a tablet which could be viewed in the sun I bought a Kindle Paperwhite when it was on offer. I love books and maybe this is the reason why I didn’t buy one sooner. I like the feel of the book rather than just the reading of it. Kindles always look a little bit silly by comparison. I bought one for my daughter a couple of years back and it did slightly change my mind but not enough to take the plunge. Continue reading

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