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The sad story of an old Victorian school in Newcastle under Lyme – can planners and councillors really be trusted to preserve our heritage ?

The Queens Gardens in Newcastle under Lyme. It’s a favourite place to relax in a suburban setting. A quiet place to sit and eat your lunch, and forget about the brown stuff raining down on you from above at work. … Continue reading

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Falling out of love with London ?

  Thirty years ago, I loved London. I loved the energy and vibrancy of the beating heart of the capital, which even back then never seemed to sleep. I felt the excitement of being young and alive, and for the … Continue reading

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A February stroll on Shining Tor

So far I’ve only written about the 2 hiking adventures I’ve had in the Lake District. The most recent on this blog, and my first ever by hijacking @hillplodder’s blog (thanks, Matt!) The Peaks, however are much closer to home. … Continue reading

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Jan 2014 Wildcamp in the Lakes (or a last minute change of plans).

We’d planned to camp in January. ‘Lunatics Camp’ had been mooted as a suitable title for the expedition. I couldn’t wait to use my new (as yet unnamed) Vango Apex somewhere more challenging than the garden. My colleagues at work … Continue reading

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