Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 4 – ‘Arachnids in the UK’

Ooo-err missus! As the title suggests, it’s not an episode to watch if you’ve any issues with spiders!More importantly though, four episodes in, did this story have legs? Well, the straight-into-the-title-sequence still takes a bit of getting used to, but that’ll pass, so back to the story itself. Unlike last week’s episode, this one is …
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Lee’s Memorial Lunch

Today was a very special day. Our good friend Lee, who passed-away in June was remembered and celebrated at a very special occasion.We booked a table in the Oak Room at The George Hotel in Stamford and invited all the people she was really close to. We sort of went in convoy: David & Valerie …
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El Greco

It was over to Stratford-upon-Avon tonight to catch up with Ian, Ann McL, Mags and newly retired Alan! Our restaurant of choice was El Greco’s in Rother Street.It’s a family-run affair and tonight was to be our first visit. Our journey there was a bit sluggish in places but we’d allowed plenty of time – …
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Unchartered Territory

Chris A picked me up this morning and we headed for Nuneaton. More specifically, the unchartered territory (for me, anyway) of Axminster’s Tools & Machinery. Talk about ‘big boys toys’!It made B&Q look like a toy shop!I rather fancied some of the milling machines – and trust me to be attracted to the one priced …
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Doctor Who – Series 11, Episode 3 – ‘Rosa’

Episode 3 and the first period piece in this revamped ‘Who’. Tonight’s yarn revolved around the civil rights activist Rosa Parks and that pivotal moment in her life. A pretty engaging storyline followed with a fair number of tense moments. The music (that I was so indifferent about before) was perfectly suited in tonight’s episode …
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Bolsover Castle with Dennis & Sandra

We headed for Bolsover Castle today to meet up with our friends: Dennis and Sandra. We haven’t seen them since we all visited Belton House back in May, and it was good to catch-up. 9.20am: ETA was 11am, so we left just before 9.30 and had a trouble-free journey there (although the traffic on the …
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Gin and Fizz

It was a walk down to Jo and Janet’s tonight as we’d been invited to one of their legendary ‘Gin & Fizz’ Evenings. With Paul and Karen to accompany us, it was just a short walk to enjoy (for the gin lovers) a range of Gins… and for the gin haters, plenty of Bubbly.All yummy! …
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Ahoy Sailor!

Ann bought me a remote control boat for my Birthday – the snappily titled gizmovine t01 – and today was my first opportunity to try it out.Click on the picture for a short videoSo, David and I headed down to Wicksteed Park and their boating pool. The conditions were perfect in that there was no wind and …
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Laptop Coaching: Certification Day

With the 29th (and final) lesson completed today, Ron, Elaine, Sue and Sally took ‘centre stage’ and received their Certificates. We’ve covered over 75 hours of training and coaching with this Group and the small group size has allowed us to cover more topics in more depth.Congratulations Team! Now go and have fun with your …
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