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October 25, 2014

halloween 2014

Halloween Market!

Clocks go back at the Weekend!

October 24, 2014



Safe and sound, wear something light when the evenings draw in – motorists look twice etc etc … … Lovely Safe Autumn!  Hopefully no more hurricane tail end warnings … remember 1987?

It was so hectic travelling back from Luton that night in ’87, there were 19 juggernaut’s blown over – some as the car slowly drove past them trying to drive in a straight line.

There were so many trees across the UK that blew down, be careful when its really windy try not to walk under trees.

Only two storms were worse than ’87 personally, one was on a boat at night in the Aegean Sea going back to Corfu – very hectic and the other was also on a boat, a Caledonian McBane ferry between Harris and Skye because the Stornaway to Ullapool ferry couldn’t set out!  The seas were huge with lightning on both ocassions.

There are some Sea and Coast pics from last weekend, (it really was quite a storm around the coast) on the Facebook pages; a link is on the sidebar.

On a brighter note, there are several bus stops right outside the Park entrances (even where there is Car access or exits there are walk-in gates) and as well as the Super Cafe there are local restaurant-pubs and Mr Manns Chinese Restaurant and the chippy nearby. The village and library are the next stop on from the park.

No need to be thirsty, hungry or without a warm reading space after a healthy constitutional!

The Robin Hood Pageant Nottingham Castle

October 22, 2014

This weekend, info here:-!/mynottingham

Young People’s Photo Competition …

October 21, 2014

Just for Young folks under 18 – rules and info here …

The Robin Hood Game and Country Show!

October 16, 2014

@HomeofRobinHood: (thats their twitter acc)

Are you visiting the Robin Hood Game and Country Show this weekend ?


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Indoors – The Robin Hood Beer Festival!

October 11, 2014

A text link is cool – cafes around and about, including the Wolly Park Cafe do, of course, sell all kinds of non alcoholic drinks.

Mmm quite used to like a pint … need bus pass!!

Festie Fringe 4-19th!

Autumn – The Trees still aren’t behaving …

October 9, 2014

Autumn Tree Colour Changing Watch …

They just like staying Green … It’s always the same little ole Nottingham is in a sheltered spot with a few nice warm Power Stations making clouds nearby and the River’s Trent, Leen, Derwent, Wye and a few smaller one’s – so the Trees stay green and leafy longer … Lucky us!!

Pretty colours are more likely at Halloween time (and in the old days of Steam Trains and ‘proper Hearth Fires’ at home glowing and comfortably warm just as long as you were no more than a few feet away, a yard at the most sitting in a comfy armchair.

There was no Central Heating 40 years ago, who remembers that we used to have some amazingly, awsome Pea Souper Foggy days.

The changing colour trees looked spooky then through the smog all misty smoke hanging like a ten foot high cloud – not so any more. 

The Park doesn’t smell each day of coal or coke or lovely hearth fire woodsmoke aroma anymore like an outside inscense and there’s no hazy shimmering heat rainbow coloured swathe of wispy smoke wafting from the Chimblies)! 

We used to look for the most smoke rising from each house all day – they were the folks who were the poshest – and if you had a coal or coke Hearth Fire in your bedroom, wow were you in clover and possibly poorly.

Late Summer rolls seemlessly into early Winter instead these days with no grey smoke choked City suburbs. Do we miss it – was the Smog part of our concept of the season. Bonfire Night comes close again now, a little wild and free and folks reliant on themselves.

Of course if there’s lots of Central Heating boilers puthering in your residential space the trees will be changing colour already something to do with air and moisture etc and all this recollecting will probably just seem like nonsense …

Lets go back to warm jumpers, layers and the back door open (while we are home) nearly all winter – hot water bottles, jumpers, hot milky drinks, sofas and eiderdowns! Just lovely after exploring or cycle riding or playing on the playpark with the kidz posse!

Grown up thoughts – What really is real as far as our trees and the vegetation in Autumn and whats the healthiest East Midlands concept, should we be anti individual heating and organic? (Do we have we mini regional warming for example) and without the artificial additions of Power Stations would our seasons change – When the Apples and Fruit on the branches (not mentioning the chemicals for yields of course) are ripening on their own and the Wheat is ready to be harvested just the once what would the shops have on the shelves – how many times a year is the land planted and harvested? Ask the County Set – they are the ones bringing these Harvests in and the people in the know – its huge thanks to them for working so hard and keeping our traditional farming, harvests and food growing!

Back to today – sitting thinking old days or region changing thoughts just isn’t getting anywhere …

So – just enjoy the Park in between the showers.


The Park is pretty good for a wander, a walk or a run even a short stroll. Even a shin up a tree for adventurous kids and amongst those paths you can even spy the Golf Course!



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