February 2015

More TV and Progress 18th February 2015 Following on from the visiting Channel 5 documentary team (14th January), we had a flying camera team turn up to film some additional footage for the programme. Officially a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) or vee-hicle, as our...

January 2015

“Gentlemen, start your engines!” 27th January 2015 Okay, Okay, I know – if you’re going to write a blog, you’ve got to do it regularly! Well, that’s fine and dandy when you haven’t got a full-time job to do, but when...

December 2014

Testing, Testing, One, Two, Three 23rd December 2014 I love a bit of tech. Things that we only dreamt of being possible when we were kids are now commonplace and unremarkable. You know, things like changing the channel on the TV without having to actually get up and...

November 2014

Remembrance Sunday There’s nowt as queer as folk, they say. Although ‘they’ normally wear flat caps and own Whippets as far as I can tell. And so it proved – the queerness that is, not the flat caps. Having decided we wanted to go and see the...

October 2014

22nd October 2014 Today we subjected some friends to a 6-mile walk from Wotton Lodge to Ramshorn and back. It’s probably just as well they’re seasoned walkers because this was a 6-mile walk consisting of what seemed like 5 uphill miles and 1 downhill! Now...

September 2014

The Trentham Estate Fairies 22nd September 2014Fairies – They’re a complex bunch and are generally described as human in appearance and having magical powers. Their origins, however, are less clear, being variously described as dead, or some form of demon,...