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Posted: 01/09/2015 at 21:42

Runnybeak,the ga lleries of justice have groups going round at half hour intervals. We just turned up and paid and went in 10 min utes later.

Flight via Ryanair at stansted went ok. Two nasty accidents on opposite carriageway on journey down, in the rain. One just after leicester, northbound, and one where A14 joins M11 very nasty, looked like driver would have to be cut out.

Aarhus seems to be interesting. The festival is on. They have the biggest rabbits I've ever seen.Photos to follow. Restaurants seem very expensive though.  We haven't got a car. We got the bus from the airport and then walked to the hotel. Tomorrow himself is working, and I get to explore on my own.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:29

On Sunday I went for a visit to the caves in Nottingham, followed by the galleries of justice in the old court house.  I cant help thinking that bringing back the stocks would be a good idea for some little yobs. The set in Nottingham seemed to be in good working order.

What is this please?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:16

Amaranthus hypochondriacus tends to have feathery spikes, but A. caudatus has droopy tassels. I cant see if yours are going to droop as they get bigger. The leaves look more like caudatus. If you google some pics, you may be able to match it. The birds like the seed heads of it, but then it seeds all over the place. Easy to pull out though.

What is this please?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:10

Flowering bit still out of focus.

What is this please?

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 22:04

I think the first one is a type of amaranthus. Could we see a better photo of the flowering bit,? it seems out of focus to me.

Anyone used woodblocx

Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:17

I like the look of that.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 07:11

Edensor is another village on the Chatsworth estate. My lot were Marsden. They used to own the land that Chatsworth was built on, living in a farmhouse that was pulled down to build a house for Joseph Paxton, the famous head gardener. They had 15 children. The eldest son sold all the land ,took the money to Ireland to make his fortune. I am descended from the sixth daughter, married off to be a farmers wife. Halle Berry , the actress is descended from the eighth daughter.  When I was doing the family history, it seems that most of the Derbyshire residents have some ancestor there, they were very fertile. There is also a large group of Marsdens in Liverpool, descended from the same couple, among them Jerry Marsden of Jerry and the pacemakers.


Posted: 31/08/2015 at 05:05

Pat, do you know the surname of the relatives that worked at Chatsworth?

I had ancestral relatives that lived in Baslow, which is the village next door. Many of the villagers would have worked for the estate.

Im off to Denmark via Ryanair and stansted tomorrow. The baggage handlers at stansted are on strike today

wild damsons and apples

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 22:32

Damson jam is great. The only problem is getting all the stones out. Last time I made damson cheese.You stew the damsons,and push through a sieve before you boil with the sugar. Very intense flavour. Lovely with cheese, turned out of a small mould and sliced.

If I can get some damsons this year that is what I will make.

How much....

Posted: 28/08/2015 at 20:33

As for cars.

I had the aforementioned morris minor.

Then a ford escort 1300 (company car)

then a ford escort 1600(company car)

then a Cavalier SRi that went like stink but attracted boy racers(company car)

then a Cavalier Diplomat that I bought off the company when I got made redundant. It got nicked three weeks later.  I bought another after six weeks of arguing with the insurance company .Then I got another job with a Peugeot diesel 405 that was dreadful.  I sold my cavalier to my dad, he loved it.

Then I fell out with that firm, got divorced , and bought a Calibra special , light blue with cream leather seats. (FU car)

Then  two Vectras. and now an Astra twintop.

Next car will probably be a motorised shopping trolley. My mileage has gone from 30, 000 a year to less than 10, 000.


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