Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Back in North Notts

Lot's happening in Retford now, a real resurgence of events. Enjoyed the duck race on May Day in Kings Park, but there's all sorts of business forums including a Bexpo!! There's a Beer Festival in the Town Hall and celebrations to mark 100 yrs of Kings Park.

Thursday, 6 May 2010

Robin Hood Festival

A date for the diary - 2nd to 8th August is the Robin Hood Festival. See you down in the forest.

Retford Charter Day

Great fun again this year. The gardens in kings park were spectacular, long live the king! The cycling club did well with their lands end to john o'groats bid. As ever the duck race was a huge excitement. Nice to see something for the younger generation to do.
See more of Retford at www.robinhoodtourism.co.uk/towns/Retford.htm

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Lavender in the Forest

The Lavender season is upon us and those lavender lovers at lavender products are in full season prepaing over 50 varieties for you to buy and enjoy, hedges, borders etc. See their website at www.lavender-products.co.uk

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 www.robinhoodtourism.co.uk/pilgrim.htm