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3 travelers at this place:

  • Day64

    To Nottingham day 64 Mon 25 Jun 2018

    June 25 in the United Kingdom

    Another fine day.Slept in to 8 am, then breakfast and began the 186 mile road trip about 10:45 am. Very scenic landscape as we drove through the Pennines. The remainder of the drive was on motorways without anything to look at as you travel along . The Tom Tom took us directly to our accommodation in Nottingham .Managed to top up Yvonne’s phone . Drove to Val Mayer’s house for a bbq with Val, Kate and Kate’s boyfriend Ben. Lovely evening. Got back to the granny flat about 11:30 pm.Read more

  • Day65

    Sherwood Forest day 65 Tue 26 Jun 2018

    June 26 in the United Kingdom

    Slept in to 8.45am then ate cereal we carried from London and away by 10.30am. Walked to Nottingham Castle about 2.5 kilometres away. Joined the 11.30am historical walking tour hosted by an accomplished period actor. We learnt that during the life of the original castle it was overthrown once by King Richard who then went on to reclaim his crown from his brother John. This Castle was destroying by the people of Nottingham who were loyal to the King rather than allow Cromwell to have the use of the Fort. Later a Ducal Palace was erected which in turn was destroyed by a mob angry because the owner had helped prevent the introduction of voting for the people. We then toured the underground passageway leading downhill to the Nottingham city centre. The passage was cut through soft conglomerate sandstone with windows that may have been defensive arrow slots on the original Castle. Lunch in England’s oldest inn 1189AD. Walked back to the granny flat in 29 degree heat, and then drove to the Sherwood Forest Visitor’s Centre, Walked all three of the marked trails bringing the day walking distance to over 16.5 kilometres. The Major Oak is believed to be over 1000 years old and there were many other old oaks that were regenerating. The area was full of grey squirrels. I photographed a reddish squirrel on a fence just before we left. Dinner in a pub in nearby town. Then back to Nottingham for wine with Val before returning to the granny flat.Read more

  • Day66

    Oxford day 66 Wed 27 Jun 2018

    June 27 in the United Kingdom

    Late start after 11am as I was editing Penguins. Long motorway drive to Oxford and was lucky to get a space in the long stay car park when somebody left. Traffic is horrendous in Oxford with bicycles somehow not being crushed by the many buses, cars etc. Wanted to visit a college (Oxford University is a aggregation of specialised colleges), however as it was orientation day all colleges were closed to the general public with the exception of those associated with prospective students. Yvonne was advised to enter as someone representing a prospective student and so we toured the Balliol College including Hogwarts main hall on a student guided walking tour. Later rode a red city sightseeing bus around the city till the bus left is at rail station at the end of the days touring. Walked back to what is left of the Castle built in1071, and the old prison closed in 1996, which has been converted to a hotel. Dinner in the prison exercise yard of pub food. Walked to the Randolph Hotel for a beer and Manhattan cocktail for Yvonne in the Morse bar, used in both the Inspector Morse and Lewis TV programs. Bus back to the car then drove to Lechlade. In the Riverside accommodation before 10pm.Read more

  • Day2

    The Lion, Open Mic nights on Thursdays

    June 7, 2013 in the United Kingdom

    I got scouted here for the voice in 2013, alongside my best mate in Nottingham Leetabix who's shit hot at beatboxing. It's a great night out if you want a good bunch of music coming at your ears for an evening. The sound system set up there is one of the best I've ever played at, the acoustics are amazing.

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