The 2014 games are being held in Glasgow and they have a twitter – see the sidebar for tweets!
The Tour de France is still happening and they have just finished the Mountain stages, lots of people have retired and its really exciting – check their twitter on the link on the sidebar too!
The Dily Facebook click through has both of their facebook links too.
This ‘made 95% on an Android Smartphone blog’ is almost becoming an online Mago!!Sadly the Squirrel vid had to be uploaded via the pc as Flickr now want the googleplay app at 24mb as well as their app at 17mb see android sushi blog – guess, sidebar!!
There are lots more events in the next few weeks – and there are more all around the County just keep checking the info!
The East Midlands and obviously the UK have so much on offer for the Summer- check the twitter (see the side bar, there are lists to make info easier to find e.g. local lovely links, local sport etc they are updated each week at least)
Our neighbouring County pages on the menu all have links to places to visit
The full set of pages on the sidebaralso has lots of UK links if you are off for a weekend or on holiday in the UK.
Nottingham Events coming up
Nottingham Riverside Festival
Nottingham Carnival (just Sunday now – check the Facebook link)
Archery Finals 30 and 31 on Wollaton Park!
All tidied up
& are these cycles always going to be available on the Park as that seems a good idea! If someone should have taken them back, a contact form has been filled in – if they are staff transport: soz!
And we have a Table Tennis table in the courtyard near the shop!
All we need now is some 4legged horses (not as large as the Police Horses used to be when the Stables were really Stables and we kids took Apples for them) just nice ones and small ones for kids that are really good natured. Maybe a new stables could be made in the old kitchen gardens for them during the day time!! Obviously it wouldn’t be practical all week.
Remember the 70s Nottingham Festie with record breaking horse jumping from the Horse Riding Sporty folk – we ordinary folk wouldn’t need jumps just the ability to walk a 4legged and put a saddle and bridle on – to find out about the things the Countryside folk take for granted. Even a riding school turning up with a few dependable rides one Sunday (maybe a quieter Monday) a month would be cool! There are local riding stables so it wouldn’t be too difficult a concept!
The cycles may be lost and found – presumably they go with the Table Tennis and Summer ideas.
Getting back to normal, loving the return to peace with not so many people around late evening (like none – supa wow!) and the sense of lots of breathing green space back with the beautiful gardens, parkland, majestic trees the lake and the noisy fun people packed events like Splendour all finished. All the happy tired folk home and smiling (maybe with headaches it was really loud as festies should be).
The contrasts of the weather and the seasons, light and dark days: bright breezy warmth and soft rain or magic thunderstorms. Especially the evening soft warm wind just above ground level lazily blowing, gently wafting the warm summer air around, dreaming of an almost midnight sunset and not wanting to give the day up.
Thinking of the drawing in of the days towards autumn or at least harvest time, apples on trees and berries on bushes – strawberry and raspberry feasts to come – and of course practically thinking there’s a whole six weeks school summer holiday to enjoy now and if the sunshine keeps up, lots of picnic teas maybe a few gallons of iced tea or coffee and ice cream too.
The rainstorms of course keep the place refreshed and tip of the day – the deer dont hang out on the hill slopes much! They of course could do with lots of water troughs all around the park in the heatwaves but they can’t trust the humans with them (thats the park rangers not the deer!) and thats pretty much out of order. Its a long walk to the lake for a drink and the grass gets dry sure they have four legs but all the same they deserve fresh water all over the park.
The woods and trees make super shade and its like sitting on a beach or in the countryside if you close your eyes and dream a little.
That reminds me – can Jackies ice cream van come back in the top car park as well as the new one by the kids playground please! I can’t get my ice cream 99 from the kids playpark to the gardens without it melting! Theres room for both vans and folk would spend at both and the cafe! Ta!
Now whats the next event …
Theres too many sad things happening in the big wide world – check the charities list on the twitter – click through on the sidebar and sometimes send the price of a coffee or ice to a charity of your choice lots of them accept text message donations. Dont send too much – if everyone remembers now and again and sends a little they could double their appeals. Not unpleasant uncaring folk but lots local people of consience
‘Deep down there was a little something out of tune …C Jung’
… ‘but hey thats their way maybe … W Park’