Oakamoor Village Festival

Oakamoor Village Festival

The 12th to 14th July sees the Oakamoor Festival return to our little village again this year. Murder Mystery The whole weekend’s activities kick off with the ever-popular murder mystery. Song in the Key of Death will take place in the Valley Primary School...
Speedwell Cavern – A Review

Speedwell Cavern – A Review

What to do on a rainy day? That’s the question we asked ourselves. So in a bid to pass on some valuable help to our even more valuable customers, we decided to try out a few suggestions ourselves. Speedwell Cavern is about an hour from us, so probably on the limit of...
The Alton Towers Story – The Power of the Towers

The Alton Towers Story – The Power of the Towers

Miles away from the coast, but sure to satiate your roller-coaster desires – it’s time to find out ‘the power of the towers’… Alton Towers – the place where dreams are made of (well, a place where fun times are had, anyway) and, being located in the middle of nowhere,...
Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam

Derwent Reservoir Dam Little kiosks located in popular car parks have a lot to answer for. Today we decided to visit the Derwent Reservoir. So we parked up in a surprisingly busy car park, donated the equivalent of half Botswana’s GDP to the ever-present...
Places to Visit in and Around Staffordshire

Places to Visit in and Around Staffordshire

Not everything within the Staffordshire Moorlands and the Derbyshire Dales is located or based around industry. In fact, quite the opposite is the real case; and this is no different for a little-known gem in the middle of the countryside that you will absolutely...
Geocaching and Monkey Forest

Geocaching and Monkey Forest

Geocaching Geocaching. Never heard of it? Well, you have now. There are currently about 6 million geocachers, searching for 2,384,404 caches, all over the world. What’s it all about then Alfie? Well, according to Geocaching.com “Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor...