Ikano Bank Robin Hood Marathon & Half Marathon | Travel Information…& Safe pse munch enough proper protein

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

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night of the guitars

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Nottingham Caribbean Carnival 20th August 2017

http://emccan.org/nottingham-caribbean-carnival/

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The Nottingham Carnival

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Facebook

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https://m.facebook.com/NottinghamCarnival/photos/a.227167803970186.57837.139164266103874/1500939699926317/?type=3&source=48&ref=content_filter

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Sunday 20th Victoria Embankment

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They say Carnivals are Artistry,  Creativity, Revelry and Giving Thanks (the last may depend on a Religious Statue to process!)

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In deference to the superstitious world the following applies and has no connction to the 2017 Carnival unless theres a Sun,  Earth Moon theme!

If you are superstitious and worried about the Eclipse in America 

a) we cant see it from the UK

b) people invent things to match the perceived Astrology… which is wrong 

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 c) Astronomy is not Astrology.

 .Any possible meaning (if there was such a thing),  will have been the election of their new President.

There is a superstition Astrology clarity blog associated with Wollypark and the GCSE History theme of Medicine through the ages,  a link will be on the sidebar in the next weeek.

Carnivals also have an interesting place in history and the present.

Pics when permission has been ok’d!

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Harvest Time

It doesn’t seem a whole year since these long slow sunshiny days (with long shadows and watercolour landscapes) were here back in 2016! In the middle of winter however the year always feels like two years… if we were old fashioned county set we’d be worrying about getting enough of a wood pile cut and stored before the wet and misty Autumn turns up (with the stormy seascapes and still life paintings) as well as harvesting crops and fruit (and the hops)!

Have you seen the awesome ceiling staircase paintings in the Hall as well as the Dinosaurs of China (@Chinasaurs17). Maybe thats an outing for a rainy day.

Locally and all around the UK folk are busy harvesting.

It’s Bank Holiday next weekend,  so its bound to rain.

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Minimising health risks in the garden/RHS Gardening & outdoor places (especially kids!)

Worth a read at this time of year.

https://www.rhs.org.uk/

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Minimising Garden Health Risks:

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https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=541

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NB:

Ensure tetanus jabs are up to date. Otherwise, see your local GP for a tetanus vaccination if you have cut yourself on a plant or got soil or manure in an open wound.

If working with or being around anywhere where there is anything rusty is especially prone to tetanus,  and its simple to check booster vaccinations for both the UK and abroad,  beaches,  boats, farmland, visitor attractions,  water both open and leaky pipes etc etc 

just check kk.

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GCRN – Great Central Railway, Nottingham – GCRN

Another  Transport heritage display.

see the twitter on the sidebar,  @nct_buses have a travel offer
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This Sunday is the Stewart Classic Vehicle Register – Summer Gathering. Featuring a “not to be missed” display of fantastic heritage road vehicles from bygone times.

 

http://www.gcrn.co.uk/

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Nottingham Food Festival: Wollaton Park 12th 13th August 2017

http://livingheritagefoodfestivals.co.uk/nottingham-2/

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Riverside Festival 2017 set to attract huge crowds | My Nottingham News

http://www.mynottinghamnews.com/riverside-festival-2017-set-to-attract-huge-crowds/

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100 Years on

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Passchendaele

A Daisytrail collage made 14 Nov 2010 for my Great Uncle Harry Thomas M. (in the pics).

Wars are terrible,  I dont know where my Great Harry fought or where another Uncle of mine Uncle Charles his childhood friend and nephew who was a medical orderly served:  They both came home but sadly Harry died from the effects of Mustard Gas poisioning some few years later.

Other Great Uncles served and some died some survived WW1 in the Navy.

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“When you go home tell them of us and say: for your tomorrow we gave our today”
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http://www.nottsheritagegateway.org.uk/people/sf.htm

and the Wipers Times info.

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The Sherwood Forresters memorial is at Crich in Derbyshire. Their website link is here:-

http://www.crich-memorial.org.uk/

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Illness in the early 20th Century

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In 1918 the Influenza epidemic, pandemic claimed the lives of more people than WW1. This in no way changes the bravery of any serving personnel in the War.

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A further two Great Aunts and another Great Uncle from the same family died of influenza. Despite being a virus,  other deadly diseases had no antibiotics available to treat them until after 1928.

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https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/amp.livescience.com/41478-scariest-disease-outbreaks.html

thanks for the above link info.

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Watching the weather around the Realm!!

Check the weather on webcams around the UK!! Lots of links,  lots webcams!

Shares allowed.


http://newhallweatherstation.co.uk/weathercam2.htm


hoping any grotty rain storms stay out of Notts today!!


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