Moira Canal Festival 2017

The Moira Canal Festival 2017

The bank holiday weekend saw the Moira Canal Festival 2017, which helps to raise funds for the Ashby Canal. The festival has developed a reputation for having a remarkable series of activities and displays. Each year has seen a historical reenactment and this year’s group was the Coldstream Guards from the Napoleonic Wars. Not only […]

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Dinosaur World 2017 in Derby

Dinosaur World

The previously mentioned universal truth that young children are invariably fans of dinosaurs continues to hold in my house, so we headed off this weekend to see Dinosaur World 2017 in Derby.  The theatre was full of families, with plenty of small children, as Miranda, who was to be our tour guide through Dinosaur World, […]

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Croxden Abbey

Croxden Abbey

2017 has just started and today, 2nd January, was a glorious day in this part of the world, so it seemed a great opportunity to get outside. We took a trip to Croxden Abbey, or more formally, Abbey of the Vale of St. Mary at Croxden, in Staffordshire. The abbey started life in 1176 when […]

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A Boeing 737 on the A42

A Boeing 737

You see some odd sights on the main roads and motorways as you travel around the country, including some human powered vehicles, and an unexpected piece of road haulage I spotted on my way to Donington Park recently was a Boeing 737 on the A42.  Being just around the corner from East Midlands Airport and […]

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Shakerstone Festival 2016

Like much of the UK, the Leicestershire countryside hosts a series of local fetes and festivals over the summer, many of which are actually impressively large events relative to the size of the village hosting them. Such is the Shakerstone Festival 2016, and for that matter, each year at the festival. The village is small, […]

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Hamlet in Elsinore

Hamlet in Elsinore

Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the Prince of Denmark, is one of his most famous characters, the tragic antihero who has one of the most quoted lines in the bard’s work, “To be or not to be…”. Hamlet’s home is the Danish Royal palace, Kronborg Castle in Elsinore, so when we had the opportunity to see Hamlet in […]

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What a great registration…

I’ve spent today walking about Copenhagen as a tourist, something I can reccomend. The pretty harbour and lovely cafes that make up Nyhavn, the fun that is Tivoli Gardens, and the palace and the Changing of the Guard are all great to see. We were walking to Nyhavn from the changing of the guard when […]

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