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10 hours ago

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Despite a very grey day, its still lovely here 😊

2 days ago

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#WorldChocolateDay

Many chocolate lovers will have a reason to satisfy their sweet cravings today because it’s #WorldChocolateDay

Unfortunately I'm allegic to chocolate 😟 What weird things are you allergic to?
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#WorldChocolateDay
Many chocolate lovers will have a reason to satisfy their sweet cravings today because it’s #WorldChocolateDay
Unfortunately Im allegic to chocolate 😟 What weird things are you allergic to?

Comment on Facebook #WorldChocolateDay ...

OMG I've gone all day not knowing it was world chocolate day - best I catch up!!!

3 days ago

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If you're off to Alton Towers don't forget your mask 😷😄Escaping to the Alton Towers Resort this week? Please be aware that guests over the age of six are required to wear a face mask on select rides and attractions. Thank you for your cooperation as we help to keep you safe during your escape 🎢

For more info please visit our website: www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/coronavirus/
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If youre off to Alton Towers dont forget your mask 😷😄
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Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley
Walking Staffordshire – The Churnet Valley

In the mistaken belief that things would probably be a lot drier in the woods, we decided to venture up Cotton Dell – a delightful wooded valley between the mayhem of Alton Towers and the tranquillity of Oakamoor. We were probably still a week or two away from the...

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Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston
Staffordshire Walks – Oakamoor & Whiston

The beauty of living where we are is the ability to walk in any direction, from our front door, and find ourselves in fantastic countryside. If you use the brilliant (and usually free) ViewRanger phone app, you can follow the route from here.  Just across the road...

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A Visit to Carsington Water
A Visit to Carsington Water

In keeping with my unhealthy interest in the weather, it struck me today that I wasn't sure where the term "Indian Summer" came from. I'd always imagined it was something to do with India and the fact the weather improved in September after the monsoons. But no,...

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The JCB Story
The JCB Story

The JCB Story Some of you may know that JCB (of yellow digger fame) are based just up the road from us. If you’ve driven to Alton Towers via Rocester, the chances are you’ve passed their World Headquarters – a huge shed-like building with very picturesque lakes out...

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Drone Footage of The Roaches
Drone Footage of The Roaches

Given that absolutely nothing is happening at The Laurels, in respect of fixing things that is, and that the weather was dry and warmish, we decided to take a trip to The Roaches. This isn't, as you may suspect, some hideous place where six-legged insects inhabit the...

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Well Dressing

When I was first told about well dressing, I imagined a group of immaculately groomed lovies in suits and frocks. As it turns out, well dressing is pretty much as it sounds - dressing up wells. Just up the road from us is the picture-postcard village of Tissington...

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