Rainy Days and Winter to Spring 2018

Reading books or going out for the day now the **%¥ March snow has gone … School holidays should be sunshiny days

Let’s think – Nottingham as a City of Literature … visit the Library?

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https://nottinghamcityofliterature.com/

Its almost hard to forget the long long winter days just gone … …
…what to recount to put it all behind us and look forward to the rest of the year? Was it too harsh a Winter? Maybe DH Lawrence, our very own author can describe how Winter 2017-8 went and how grateful the warmth of Spring is now. We all know we wouldn’t like to live where it’s really cold, Scandinavia, Canada, the Mountains of Europe: even parts of America, how do they cope??

(A tad ‘highbrow’ but DHL is so good an author).

See ‘The Whistling of Birds’ on this Google book link – search for the title in the book preview if the link doesn’t go straight to it.

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=AZgvDwAAQBAJ&pg=PT14&lpg=PT14&dq=copy+of+whistling+of+birds+by+dh+lawrence&source=bl&ots=a_GxOaHoZs&sig=qUI42Boa_ArHGn6Qk_XHW7rVKF0&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiSlqT026vaAhWFI1AKHelDBS8Q6AEwF3oECAcQAQ#v=onepage&q=copy%20of%20whistling%20of%20birds%20by%20dh%20lawrence&f=false

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More on DHL

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https://www.lleisure.co.uk/d-h-lawrence-birthplace-museum/

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Maybe Days out are more your thing ..

Places to visit – …
Now it’s lighter nights, warmer day’s  but possibly rainy ones – The Easter School Holiday’s – lots of ideas 

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https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attractions-g186356-Activities-Nottingham_Nottinghamshire_England.html

Check on opening times etc before visiting kk   e.g. The Dinosaurs of China exhibition in Wollaton Hall has gone back to China.


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Back to the Literary theme ie Nottingham City of Literature – Byron links 

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(Really Highbrow but we cant leave Byron out)
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https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&dcr=0&biw=1280&bih=800&tbm=bks&ei=dajKWp-IPJDEwQK4jauYDA&q=byron+poems&oq=byron+&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.1.4.0l5.5163.5163.0.9597.1.1.0.0.0.0.175.175.0j1.1.0….0…1c.1j4.64.mobile-gws-serp..0.1.174….0.D4WCpEKQ81k

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and then not at all Highbrow

Alan Sillitoe

https://www.google.co.uk/search?hl=en-GB&dcr=0&tbm=bks&q=Alan+Sillitoe+books&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiNtLSA76vaAhXLL1AKHV-7DcgQBQgiKAA&biw=1280&bih=800&dpr=1.5


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Funfair Bramcote Hills Park … & The Slide and Bouncy Castle are in Wollaton Park

Fairs around and about …there are printable tickets on the Facebook 

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https://www.facebook.com/gotothefair/

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Careful near water please, the Rivers are in flood

If you are planning on a day trip or holiday in the UK, please be aware the Rivers are still in flood – check the roads and when walking just take care especially if walking dogs, or little children, the water is really interesting but it’s dangerous… and if at the seaside please check the swimming safe zones. 

The Environment Agency say never ever drive into flood water, just a few Cm’s can prevent the wheels from connecting with the road and ‘float’ a vehicle. Other counties are more affected than the EMids 

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The River Trent at Beeston has nearly covered the weir..

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http://twitter.com/EnvAgency

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https://flood-warning-information.service.gov.uk/warnings

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Happy Easter

No Snow!!

Pics from Pixabay App

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Easter is 2 weeks earlier than last year.

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http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk/whats-on


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Event in Wollaton Park today,March 24th:- Home Countries International Preview | English Cross Country Association

http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/
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http://www.englishcrosscountry.co.uk/news/home-countries-international-preview/

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What’s On | Wollaton Hall

Check the Easter Egg Trail …

http://www.wollatonhall.org.uk/whats-on

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Too much snow, back to normal?

Here’s hoping Spring happens soon, but until then the wind chill is making the day bitterly cold. (Monday 19th March.) The lovely Daffy’s (Daffodils) by the gate were dashed by the wretched minus temperatures, wind and snow and that’s quite sad as they usually look so cheerful, hopefully they will recover and still provide a real Spring show by the weekend.  It seems almost unfair to have experienced such a cold snap so late in the year. 

The deer have looked bedraggled miserable and slow moving just munching on frozen turnips amongst the snow but maybe we should think our park deer are lucky that they arent living above the tree line in Scandinavia; it won’t be long now before they are running around the park chasing each other to celebrate the warmer weather.

There are good things about the Snow and those below zero temperatures as deep winter cleans the ground and kills off bugs and also makes everywhere super quiet as most of the traffic stops, but we’ve had quite enough now for one year.

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Happy Mothers Day

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Robin Hood Pageant: 10–11 March

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/pageant

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https://www.gigantic.com/robin-hood-pageant-tickets

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Robin Hood Pageant: 10–11 March

https://www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/pageant

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