Ey up me Duckie’s!

Photo from 2014                                                                  

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2017 National Cross Country Championships | English Cross Country Association Wollaton Park Saturday 25th

Exciting 25th February the National Cross Country Championships in the Park!

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Light Night Tonight!

Tonight: The Robin Hood Energy, Nottingham Light Night 2017
Pics from previous years,  and Information Link



Quote from the link:-
Robin Hood Energy Light Night will take place on Friday 10 February 2017, celebrating its tenth year. The printed programme is now available from participating venues, Nottingham Tourism Centre and Central Library or click here to download it.(on the link above)
One of the highlights will be the Wheel of Nottingham which will be in the Old Market Square from Saturday 28 January to Sunday 12 March but, on Light Night, will be transformed into the Wheel of Light with a special light show consisting of complex patterns created with 75,000 bulbs.
Other returning favourites will include Arts Council England-funded installations, free entry to Nottingham Castle and Brewhouse Yard, the Light Night Market and free live music performances. Some of the new venues for the tenth Light Night are the William Booth Birthplace Museum in Sneinton, the Arboretum and ‘Line of Light’ on Station Street. More information on the activities in the programme and last-minute updates are available here.
If you are part of an organisation that wants to run an event on Light Night, you can still be included on our website. Get in touch by sending an email to arts@nottinghamcity.gov.uk. 
We are looking for volunteers on the night to give directions, assist artists or sell the Light Night badges that help fund the event. If you’re aged 18 or over and available for at least three hours on the night, please get in touch at arts@nottinghamcity.gov.uk.
Write a four-word, five-word or six-word poem around the theme of light and send it to the Nottingham City of Literature poem bank at contactus@nottmcityoflit.org.
Light Night is sponsored by Robin Hood Energy, a not-for-profit company that offers low tariffs to help tackle fuel poverty and make energy more affordable for all households in England, Scotland and Wales.
Light Night is proudly brought to you by Nottingham City Council with support from partners.
Light Night photo wall
We invite you to send us your photos of past Light Nights along with your wishes for the city as it celebrates the tenth Light Night and, after the event, your pictures of this year’s event.
The photos will be uploaded here and you will be able to vote for your favourite. The winner will get their photo framed and an additional prize. Entries close on 17 February and winners will be announced on 17 March.
Enter with your images here

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Photo Dilydaydream 7th March 2016

7th March 2016

Now there 59 days left to Spring!

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64 Days left of Winter!

Resolutions 2017

To keep writing resources, tutoring and writing a … book … typing a book,  keep taking photos, tweeting and blogging. Find a sunshiny greenspace, seaside place in summer.

Just wish ‘they’ would let us all retire at 62-3 with an option to work to 67 its tough when you have repetitive strain, carpel tunnel! Its such a long haul to 67.

Thanks for years of fun working typing (20 something years) Admin, Quality etc. and Teaching, Tutoring: Thankfully not really politics.  I dont want to stop working for pin money but my paid infor state pension should be paid as well.  We dont want revenge just what we agreed to.

Thanks to the Android developers and the amazing folk before them who invented typewriters who saved me from no pennies back in ’78 and a happy retirement to those fellas who were engineers and looked after the machines (are there any in the Industrial Museum,  and should they include the first mobile phones now ?) 

who became Remmington .…(for the Ind. Museum).

Safe,  kind of ‘topical’ post,  USofA new President, Remmington NY. Email spies,  Kindof.

Looking back a few hundred years:

They say the blank stone hewn ornaments on the E Side eaves of the Hall are there with no words carved on them to remember the indictment of the last Prior of Lenton, one Nicholas Heath and his monks who all met a sticky end at the hands of Henry viii sidekicks in 146?something.

Hope we arent playing ‘The Field of the Cloth of Gold’ all over again with Brexit/is.


Theres a few random thoughts for a Monday morning.

Love the new Orkney programme too, 1000 years whaling station in 4000BC amazing.

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Nottingham Confidential: Celebrate Chinese New Year At Nottingham Lakeside Arts

28-29th January


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Have Fun in 2017

Lots to look forward to,  but first we need some snow for sledging and,  sigh,  that means icy cold!

Super coffees and snacks in the coffee bar and at the caravan cafe,  lots fun on the adventure playpark! A New dinosaur exhibition coming in the Hall and lots happening in the E and W Midlands and S Yorks for days out – some just car parking costs, others more expensive.

Two Pantomimes in Nottingham and others in Derby,  Leicester, Lincoln,  Sheffy,  Birmingham – see the local ones!


Heres hoping the ‘Related Posts’ option just selected works,  meanwhile heres an annotated version
Looking back to 2012 (see the yearly archive page) and some wordpress.com video info.

Basic Post about the snowy winter 2012:


Video complications:-

Theres a Sledging vid from 2012 as well but it’s not simple to run for some reason,  app api’s,  wordpress content. It’s fun to look back and see the fun the snow brings though.

This Flickr sledging video might only play if you have a Flickr account it seems that on my smartphone the vid-media player doesnt show as an option when i click the link but opening the option to open the flickr app does come up.

It may be my system or Flickr that renders the vid difficult to play the easiest route is via a Flickr account.

 Sadly basic wordpress.com doesn’t always allow videos to be uploaded and played directly without a card number and subscription payment (£85 pa) lodged with wordpress.  It’s not necessarily the best system,  maybe it would be worth upgrading (and hoping Flickr is compatible) but payung with paypal would be safer. 

Often music or vid links from Facebook for example have similar hassles.

The solution may be to download and learn and use wordpress.org at some point for more functionality; but thats lots pc space and against the simple philosophy of this blog being 95% made on an android smartphone.

 It would be cool if wordpress.com agreed free videos on wordpress.com in 2017,  but possibly its an anti ‘dodgy info’ mechanism in which case it’s cool.


You may need a Flickr account to play the fun in the park sledging video – one good point is Flickr doesnt have ads. The same applies for all online vid sites,  youtube,  vimeo etc.

 Just think everyone in the park having fun in 2012 is now five years older. If the vid downloads when you click on it,  its mp4 i think. It was taken 5 February 2012.

Complicated just to view a Flickr vid? Maybe Try Flickr.


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Happy New Year 2017

Have fun in 2017

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My Nottingham (@mynottingham) • Instagram photos and videos


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New Year’s Eve: 31 December at Nottingham Castle


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