Autokarna 2018 – Wollaton Park Motor Show

They are setting up for the Wollaton Park Motor Show at the weekend – Autokarna 2018, hope the weather stays fine, last year it was raining and blowing a gale while they tried to set all the tents up! 

There’s a map on the Visit-nottinghamshire website showing the ordinary days vehicle entrance which this weekend is the walking entrance, BUT THE VEHICLE ENTRANCE for this event is:- 

THE PARK LIME TREE AVENUE MAIN GATE, (The Wollaton Golf Club Entrance post code NG8 1BN its NEAR THE QMC ON THE RING ROAD (FROM THE DUNKIRK ISLAND TO MIDDLETON BOULEVARD, ILKESTON ROAD).

From Dunkirk (Clifton Bridge) don’t use the Underpass at the QMC island, but go round the island in the same direction ie straight on and don’t follow the black square AA sign, follow the signs but look carefully.  

If you miss the entrance it’s easiest to go to the next island, and return up the ring road. There are signs.

Approaching from the A52 towards Nottingham its left at the QMC Island.

It’s all signposted but if you assume it’s the ordinary everyday entrance for vehicles its not ….you will be in a queue for ages and have to drive through the village to the A52.

Please dont gridlock the Wollaton Road and Wollaton Village!

 

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/autokarna-2018-p489341

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https://www.pwa7c.co.uk/eventsautokarna.php

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(The internet speeds and connectivity always drop when the University of Nottingham are on holiday, just information! Connection Stabiliser app with its keep alive function helps, soz Uni of, but there is such a difference as Wolly Park is so close, we just need a new booster antenna).

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27-28 May – Spring Bank Holiday Craft Fair – Nottingham Heritage

https://www.wollatonhall.org.uk/events/spring-bank-holiday-craft-fair/

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Autokarna 3 June 2018 – Visit Nottinghamshire

https://www.visit-nottinghamshire.co.uk/whats-on/autokarna-2018-p489341

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Trentham Gardens in Staffordshire 

New link on the Staffordshire page – Looking Beautiful 

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http://www.trentham.co.uk/trentham-gardens

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http://www.trentham.co.uk/blog/2018

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Robin’s Big World Record – Nottingham Hospitals Charity

https://www.nottinghamhospitalscharity.org.uk/events/robins-big-world-record/

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From their website …

In May 2018, be part of a Guinness World Record and become a part  of Children’s Hospital history!

We want to smash the Guinness World Record for the largest gathering of people dressed as Robin Hood, the mascot of Nottingham Children’s Hospital.

To break the World Record, we need your help! Rally your friends, family, and co-workers, put on your Robin Hood costumes, and join us.

Bank Holiday Monday 7th May 2018
11am-4pm
Wollaton Park, Nottingham

The World Record Attempt will take place at approximately 1.30pm.

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You can make your Robin Hood costume, buy it from our shop, (link above) or even assemble it from bits and pieces you have at home. However, it must include:

  • a Robin Hood hat with a feather (try our DIY guide to make your own Robin Hood hat)
  • a green or brown tunic or t-shirt
  • green, brown or black tights or trousers
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May Day 2018

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Earth Day 2018 | Earth Day Network

https://www.earthday.org/

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Help End Plastic Pollution by finding out how many plastic items you consume
every year and make a PLEDGE to reduce the amount.

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Back to paper bags for packups folks …we campaigned against using too much paper …little did we know that plastic takes 400 years to decompose! Did anyone communicate that small horrendously important fact 15-20-30 years ago?? Sustainable forests sound good now!

There’s more, check the Earth Day website.

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April 2018 :- Autumn, Winter, Spring or Summer?

Let’s keep a diary of the April days, first it was foggy November wintery-like for Easter and all through the two weeks of the Easter School holidays (of course), then tropical without as much as a ‘by your leave’ with no time to sort Summer clothes and shoes; and it was still muddy wet grass until today Saturday.  Just to make it all muddled some more, there’s another rain warning in place for the EMids for this Sunday. 

Do the hot house flower weather forecasters on the telly make you cross?  They were in summer clothes in January!!

Thinking on, it’s really not good for folks who drive for a living either, it’s only about five weeks since it was 4″ of snow and our roads treacherous for a few hours!! How have they coped?  It’s like a mind bending exercise with a tough winter followed a few days later by scorching sunshine. It’s too much for folks to understand. We think Summer has arrived, and of course this little northernish UK part of the planet isn’t in the right place yet pointing towards the Sun for our Summer proper to happen yet. The land is still cold.

Maybe it will all go back to what we understand – that ordinary showery just about warm (shall we leave the heating on in an evening?) kind of April.

Hope it doesn’t snow again- there have been some hectic hail stone storms even in Summer, one in around 1976 in June here in Nottingham, and it was hotter than Italy !!

Perhaps if we all keep our fingers crossed, the beautiful weather can last mostly all of the way through this Summer!! 

Good luck to the Marathon runners.

Remember it’s the BBC Radio Nottingham Big Day out this Sunday too. 24 Attractions free entry- you may need to print tickets – info on the tweets on the blog sidebar.

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Who photo’d the daffy’s the wrong way round ? der??

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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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