Saturday, 5 July 2008

Guides to the Forest

Suddenly the wildlife was gone, then the noise started!! Twas a group of Guides laughing and carrying on so much as to frighten the deer from the forest. Apparantly doing their Duke of Edinburgh Award. Good luck to the youngsters.


Monday, 30 June 2008

Top Nosh in Notts

Life as a highwayman is never dull, but even I need to eat. The 'Kings Deer' are by far the best feast at this time of year, but moving with the times have tried some modern establishments.
A hearty feast was served by the wenches at Thaymar, the farm of ice cream fame. The merry clan had a selection of dishes which proved to be of reasonable fayre. Being of stout appetite I request both rice and roasts, but to no avail without addtional gold changing hands. Convivial atmosphere but rather noisy as a result of the refrigeration units aiming to destroy the planets ozone on their own. Ice Cream good.


Saturday, 28 June 2008

Ye olde Retford Museum

Retfords olde museum is 'cool'. Just open after 18 months of renovation, the Retford Museum in Amcott House held the Country Life fair. Reconnected with rural life, though you're never far away in this area, the land that time forgot. The museum is stunning and a place not to be missed on a visit to this area. Local history from the Bronze age, Romans, Pilgrim Fathers, and the last 100 years including some great artwork. Sadly nothing on me.


For more on the Pilgrim Fathers

Friday, 6 June 2008

Swarms in Nottinghamshire

The bees may be dissapearing, but towns in Bassetlaw are besieged by swarms of traffic wardens. Following the hike in prices in the car parks with increases of up to 100%, I have seen 10 wardens at work together in the same street, taking photos of cars and issuing tickets. In towns where signage is poor for tourists, this represents an additional hazard for the visitor.


Wednesday, 5 March 2008

Hodsock snowdrops

I be sure that the snowdrop display at Hodsock be better every year, but what a lot of people. Apparantly the busiest sunday ever, though luckily its quiet early on for me to enjoy them at their best. Tis the best time of year as the forest starts to wake.