It’s In Nottingham Light Night 23 2 2018 – Festival in Nottingham, Nottingham – Visit Nottinghamshire

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Cold Weather on the way ..not too long until Spring!

Tuesday the Sun was warm and even daffy’s are flowering, but now the Met Office are warning of a really cold spell, maybe even snow on the way just when we thought winter was on its way out. 

Perhaps it’s a good time to remember how the ‘Deep of the Winter’ (just a few weeks away from Spring) can be an ok time for those folk at home all day, old folks, mums with little kids, those on their own as well as for those in a nice warm office, with a few cold weather reminders.  


Think of neighbours at home all day and yourselves (so the cold water pipes don’t burst!) and turn the heating to 10 degrees while you are at work or out, instead of off altogether, and leave it on at night …

Because they are scaremongering about cold weather …a few more top cold Info tips collected along the way…

Hottie water bottles (more than 1), if your neighbour can’t get about you could at least refill hot water bottles a few times a day! Cold at home is miserable ..

Sleeping bags are warmer on top of duvets, and super on sofas

A throw across the back of a chair or sofa can stop draught.

Fan heaters work with oil filled radiators behind them (cheapest about £20 from Argos) ..and these both make the central heating work when the temp is zero or below (UK Central Heating stops working properly at zero temp) and can keep you toastie (It’s only a week or so we hope)

Old jumpers and teeshirts were made of warmer fabric before the manuf sold them via the post so find out the old clothes…

Curtains with linings and lace curtains stop the Jack frost.

Munchies ..

Red meat keeps u warmer (soz it’s lent) and u need 50g of protein as an adult on an ordinary day (every day) and more on cold winter days to breathe properly; but u can only digest 20g at a time!!

   Interestingly a tin of processed peas has 18g protein …and pastry has protein … milk and biccies 4g glass milk 1g each biccie, then … theres happiness and protein and fillups in custard and old fashioned puddings and cakes these kept folk going years ago!!

Then there’s driving in icy weather …the AS and RAC have advice for winter driving!

It’s probably just not going to affect Notts like Derbyshire or Scotland but let’s stay happy ok!!

If you are working outside …good luck.

Then there’s always a task round the park and a super coffee from the Cafe (Waitrose do free coffee with purchases for loyalty members), soz cafe …

Wollypark cafe give you money off if you use your own recyclable cup (Any chance of cheaper refills too??)

Enjoy ..

and maybe check out the Sledge … 

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Half Term

Have a Happy Half Term! Hope its Sunshiny weather!

(A blog-making note ..

Still made 97% on a smartphone,  a tablet would be so much less hassle …but making a blog just using an android smartphone proves it can be done. Each Page and linked blog has been made on a smartphone beginning in 2011; however the apps are now made for tablets and this makes everything more time consuming on the phone. The old apps were just about 20Mb in size now they are much larger and Google play services can grow with updates to compensate for software updates to 200Mb. WordPress however stays the same and is as reliable as any good app. WordPress is useful for secondary and uni students as you can collect subject info- even little folk could take nature or hobby photo’s and post and you can invite other people to share and add info and a responsible adult could be the Admin so it could be smarter than other social media).

Photo Editor and Photo Grid Apps!

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Winter Olympics 2018

Go for it …

and Wollaton hopes the Snowboard Halfpipe faller is ok!!

Our snowy winter’s go like this …(hoping the snow stays away …soz kids!)



it’s all rainy dreary at the min..


The olympics are really tough on copyright 

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Sad to see one of the big trees go!

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For my little mum, its 8 years today, and she was 90.

Not politics, (2nd link)  just remembering my little mum (90) who could play the piano like a dream.


& ok for dreary days in the winter.


Some classical, some from ‘The Shows’



Watch “Mozart. Piano Concerto No. 21 in C major (European Pictures)” on YouTube



The 60s?




Mrs E.G. Farmer neè Henshaw.


& thanks Led Zepp for re-releasing their 1972 album, so many memories!

 (like “turn that noise down” from my Gone with the Wind, type of gentle but uncompromising mum)

It’s good to hear my ‘classic rock’ on a day like today. 

More memories to create too!!


This blog was started to keep me busy when feeling sad!!


Springtime soon!

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Wintery, Icy, stay cosy warm!

Check the frozen canal (not the best place for a walk in freezing drizzle!) 

Drizzle is of course best linked to Cakes – try the Wollaton Park cafes !!


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Happy New Year 2018

Roll on Spring!!

Can’t wait to see the  Daffodils ..


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New Year Fireworks Nottingham Castle



@MyNottingham: Happy New Year, #Nottingham! Here’s to a fantastic #2018 for our brilliant city and everyone in it 🥂 Thanks for coming to celebrate with us at @NottmCastle 🎉🎆

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Stay local unless the place you want to visit is on the main roads…(and it’s sunset at 3.30pm ish) …chatsworth are asking folks to stay away because of snow…we get the winter concept ‘proper’ around late January!

Just chill, check the vehicle antifreeze and find places like Attenborough, Gunthorpe maybe (few restaurants etc) Bramcote Park, walks along the Trent at Beeston 

Derbyshire has snow so most places north have too…shopping centres are obviously on the main roads and aren’t snowed up but roads might be snarled up (Twitter highways, RAC , AA)

Chatsworth is asking folks to stay away because of snow, Haddon Hall may be ok.

The Dukeries Sherwood Forest, Clumber Park and Thoresby Estate plus Rufford Abbey and Newstead Abbey, Newark and the Civil War Museum, are mostly main roads and some NT places like Southwell workhouse are probably ok but other NT places may be snowed up. 

Leicester has the Space Museum

Otherwise there’s lots nice family pubs cafes and restaurants …and of course the Park and cafes.

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