No, Google, I don’t mean Notting Hill, I mean NottingHAM

About 11am this morning, I discovered Nottingham had a carnival… and it was today. But I hadn’t seen ANY publicity about it so I Googled it. “Do you mean Notting Hill?” said Google. “No, Google, I don’t,” I responded. “I definitely mean NottingHAM and it’s today, so speed it up a bit please.” Eventually I […]

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Down to earth at Pagan Pride

Earth mothers, goddesses, witches, shaman, wizards, mystics and musicians: what an eclectic group of people gathered at the Arboretum in Nottingham today for Pagan Pride 2018. I had been promised unicorn dressage – I mean, seriously, how could I resist? – but in the event it was just too hot for me so we didn’t […]

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Hoodwinked by some Rockin’ Robins

I’ve finished it! I have completed the Hoodwinked Robin trail around Nottingham City Centre. And, you know what? I’m going to prove it to you. I’ve had great fun, walked miles, seen plenty of other people doing the same thing and I’ve discovered some parts of the city I’ve never seen before. I’ve also wandered […]

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Pride in our city

Shiny happy people laughing Meet me in the crowd, people, people Throw your love around, love me, love me Take it into town, happy, happy Put it in the ground where the flowers grow Gold and silver shine Shiny Happy People, REM Nottingham Pride 2018, an afternoon full of smiles and rainbows. I really wanted […]

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Friday 13th: lucky for some

I’ve got a bit of a problem. Living in a small town like Yateley for many years (and I’m not dissing Yateley, it was my home for more than two decades and I loved living there) I sort of got used to there being very little to do. I mean there is the May Fair, […]

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