Deep Autumn, squally day predicted Wednesday…

Just pleased a poorly ankle is better and the upgraded android can mean walking the park and taking photos is an option again …and yummy coffee from the super cafes.

Grey Autumn all the way to Christmas …check the events on the sidebar each Saturday

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Nearly Christmas …4 weeks folks

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Rememberance 2018

Nottingham Remembers

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Remember …”Look after the Living”

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Events, (so many it needs a google link)

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https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=remembrance+nottingham&oq=remembrance+nottingham&aqs=chrome..69i57j0l3.13603j0j8&client=tablet-android-samsung&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8 

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Sorry folks, going a tad ‘Highbrow’ now as we have an Author who wrote just before during and after WW1.  

Also, if you are travelling to London for the Remembrance Parade, the following could be an interesting read on the train ..

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Nottinghamshire’s very own DH Lawrence had a complicated relationship with WW1 and Conflict,
His characters spoke out in different ways, and he wrote letters with comments on War.
The quotes below are taken from War and Continuity in DH Lawrence Works by Sarah Bouttier

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( Référence électronique

Sarah Bouttier, « War and Continuity in D. H. Lawrence’s Works », Études Lawrenciennes [En ligne], 46 | 2015, mis en ligne le 12 novembre 2015, consulté le 11 novembre 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/lawrence/231 ; DOI : 10.4000/lawrence.231)

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https://journals.openedition.org/lawrence/231#quotation

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“Ours is essentially a tragic age, so we refuse to take it tragically. The cataclysm has happened, we are among the ruins, we start to build up new little habitats, to have new little hopes. It is rather hard work: there is now no smooth road into the future: but we go round, or scramble over the obstacles.

We’ve got to live, no matter how many skies have fallen”. (Lady Chatterly’s Lover.. 5)

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Unlike the “little habitats,” the “little hopes” remind us of Lawrence’s tendency to actually look for an outside where he could find it. 
In a letter to Lady Cynthia Asquith, the raging, deathly war is pitched against nature’s wonderful blooming at spring-time:
“I feel that the buds as they unfold, are really stronger than all the armies and all the war. I feel as if the young grass growing would upset all the cannon on the face of the earth, and that man with his evil stupidity is after all nothing, the leaves just brush him aside. The principle of life is after all stronger than the principle of death, and I spit on your London and your government and your armies”. (L iii. 118)

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and again

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Lawrence writes to Cynthia Asquith in 1915, “being risen from the dead, I know we shall all come through, rise again and walk healed and whole and new, in a big inheritance, here on earth” (L ii. 269).

As the war appears to be the place where boundaries expand, it seems logical that where and when there is no war, a longing for this expansion makes itself felt. In the poem “At the Front” (CP 159), a soldier explicitly wishes the war could reach “home,” a place too peaceful and distant:
“It stands so still in the hush composed of trees and inviolate peace, 

The home of my fathers, the place that is mine, my fate and my old increase, 

And now that the skies are falling, the world is spouting in fountains of dirt, 

I would give my soul for the homestead to fall with me, go with me, both in one hurt.”

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The opposition between war as expansion and the absence of war as distance, boundary, and even confinement, finds an echo in a poem aptly named “Winter Lull” (CP 165), where soldiers complain of the absence of any concrete manifestation of war:
“Because of the silent snow, we are all hushed

Into awe.

No sound of guns nor overhead no rushed

Vibration to draw

Our attention out of the void wherein we are crushed.
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We do not look at each other, we hide

Our daunted eyes.

White earth, and ruins, ourselves, and nothing beside…

It all belies

Our existence; we wait, and are still denied.”

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To put it all in context with DHL life, theres another paper:-
D. H. Lawrence and Book Publication During the Great War: A Study in Stagnation

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Référence électronique

Jonathan Long, « D. H. Lawrence and Book Publication During the Great War: a Study in Stagnation  », Études Lawrenciennes [En ligne], 46 | 2015, mis en ligne le 12 novembre 2015, consulté le 11 novembre 2018. URL : http://journals.openedition.org/lawrence/246 ; DOI : 10.4000/lawrence.246

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https://journals.openedition.org/lawrence/246#quotation

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DH Lawrence: His Poems ..

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https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/d-h-lawrence#tab-poems

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Hockley Hustle this weekend ..

Music & all sorts of happenings .. its the Hockley Hustle’s 12th year (soz should have added a page AGES ago …)

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https://www.facebook.com/48890205192/posts/10161224916780193/

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https://hockleyhustle.co.uk

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Left Lion (hope ok to add their info link, w.t.i.d.i.n.o.)

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https://www.leftlion.co.uk/read/2018/october/hockley-hustle-2018/

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Screen pic .. permission granted …. jus need to retake and upload again …kk

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Sad Info

One of the Red Deer escaped the other day.  Apparently it takes a considerable time to call out qualified people to tranquilise any escaped animal: Red Deer are pretty large (our largest UK animal) and are also capable of causing considerable harm to humans particularly when agitated. The Deer had ventured onto a busy main road and there could have been serious consequences.

The decision was apparently made to kill the deer before it caused a serious injury.

No-one likes the Deer more, and it is such a sad thing to happen, but the Deer are culled when numbers are out of balance and Wollaton Park is a deer farm, so tough decisions are made

Lots of us are pretty upset that circumstances could not have been different and people have taken to social media to comment which is cool. What folks perhaps dont know is the Deer can jump high fences without running up to them and can rear up on their hind legs making them tower over any human. The antlers are sharp and can puncture skin, they can run very fast and they just are really dangerous in a built up environment. 

In woodlands, forests and particularly in Scotland where there is so much land to roam they stay away from humans mostly – and its just unlikely you would come within 50 yards of one. Whether the Wollaton Park Deer are more tolerant of humans as they live out their lives in a 500 acre closed space is debatable. The bottom line is they are dangerous and should not really be approached.

Hopefully no-one helped this one ‘escape’  out into the suburbs, it’s probably the first time such an awful decision has been taken outside the park since the herd arrived decades ago.

Many years ago I remember a Fallow Deer escaped and was running all over Wollaton causing one or two close calls with traffic on Wollaton Road, some of the local lads, my brother included, ran after it, and eventually it went onto the land around Martins Pond. Apparently it was possible to capture it there and take it back to the park as Martins Pond is mostly enclosed. Also once or twice people have been attacked in the park over the years  (usually when dogs are involved), one neighbour of mine as a child was trapped by a Red Deer against a tree and had to have a shoulder injury treated in hospital. We won’t go into the information about dogs on the loose worrying the deer and having to be shot here, but its happened once or twice.

Sometimes according to the people who know about the red deer in Scoylanf, on rare occassions a wild herd can surround you and apparently its best to make yourself really small or lie on the ground and hope they go past.  Its a fact our Park deer at the end of the winter follow anything that is wearing the same colour as the tractor that drops the turnips for them while its icy and snowy. I’ve tested that theory once or twice (even when the new tractor was a colour change …someone will comment they cant see colours i expect).  When Spring arrives the Deer love the warmer sunshiny days and forget about being hungry and chasing anything that might possibly distribute turnips).

Such a sad thing to happen but thankfully there was no major traffic accident and no-one was gored or injured. This particular Deer has had a good life in a beautiful place, probably for 15 or more years. Its not nice to think any of them are culled but it happens – do they know this and are they afraid? no-one knows. The book Annimal Farm is just fiction we hope.  Its just sad the one deer that has made a bid for freedom only found suburbia and traffic and not some idyllic scottish glen.

Just wish we knew which one (some you can recognise over a year when their antlers have grown, but they change year to year) and hopefully its not any single deer that lost a rutting battle.

The worst scenario would be no deer in the park at all …

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These comments are not from any of the Council or Wollaton Park team.

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Thanks to the team for keeping us safe, swerving to avoid a loose deer on the A52 or running into one could be really hectic:  Still too sad. …


Link here …hope ok to add this, if not can take it back off the blogpost.

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https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/escaped-stag-wollaton-park-could-2137714

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After thought ..

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… Just a long as it has nothing to do with Mr M Alm… Splendour headliner 2018 appearing on ‘Later with Jools’ 23.10.2018 !! 

Often strange synchronous events happen.

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Jurassic Kingdom – Where DINOSAURS come to Life!

http://www.jurassickingdom.uk/

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Goose Fair 2018

https://www.facebook.com/events/434106387082867/?ti=as

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/goose-fair-2018-p358771

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Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon Events 2018 – Visit Nottinghamshire

Good Luck!!

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/ikano-bank-robin-hood-marathon-events-2018-p559061

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Road closures on this links :- 

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http://www.robinhoodhalfmarathon.co.uk/race-info/travel-information.htm

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Dark Skies and fresh breezes …

Back to normal weather after a crazy winter, spring and indian summer.

The river is just 15 minutes away at Beeston and the towpath is a good walk or cycle path as long as you are careful with kids, old folk and 4-leggeds. The Marina has a pub with seats outside and theres a cafe too.  Attenborough Nature Reserve is just another 15 mins walk upstream and Beeston is good for shopping and cafes even Afternoon Tea.  Buses are infrequent to the Marina but are about once an hour maybe from the bus station. The tram goes across Nottingham and the train station takes you into Nottingham ( you can walk or cycle too) or out to all sorts of places in either direction with stations in walking distance of the River Trent. All cool for an Autumn adventure. Please take care near water.

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Attenborough Nature Reserve

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https://www.attenboroughnaturecentre.co.uk/

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Hoodwinked and Lets Ride

Last chance to search for the Robins   …can we have one in the park please … … and a Cycling Event

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(its all info posts in 2018 …more Wollaton Park pics next …promise)

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/hoodwinked-2018-p730331

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Lets Ride Cycle Event

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https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/lets-ride-nottingham-p715041

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http://twitter.com/hoodwinked2018/

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