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November Rain

We had a tough weekend.  I’ve left it a couple of days to post about it because I wanted to let it all settle and organise my thoughts and clear my head first. The weather wasn’t brilliant (Storm Angus on the way!) and our instincts were to stay in and hibernate, apart from taking Mimi…

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A sunny Sunday in October

“Two roads diverged in a wood and I, I took the one less travelled by.  And that has made all the difference”.  Robert Frost I’ve written a few times about how much we love Cannock Chase forest, which we are lucky enough to have right on our doorstep, and we often head up there on…

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Wildflowers at Trentham Gardens

As I write this, the last of my summer blog posts, we are already three-quarters of the way through September.  I’m really not quite sure how that happened.  For a start, the weather has been absolutely lovely over the last few weeks (with the occasional exception of the odd rainy day or chilly morning) and so…

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A Treasure Trail in Acton Trussell

One Sunday a few weeks ago we were at a bit of a loss as to what to do.  We’d exhausted pretty much everything on our Summer Bucket List (which was relatively short anyway as I wanted a slower, more simple summer than the usual mad-busy craziness that I normally create by packing as much…

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Canal Walk and Strawberry Picking (Part 2)

This is Part Two of a rather lovely and unplanned afternoon spent at the Canalside Farm, Shop and Cafe in Great Haywood. You can find Part One, with lots of photos from our walk by the canal, here. Once we’d finished our walk we headed back to where we began to search out a snack – we’d built up…

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Canal Walk and Strawberry Picking (part 1)

Absolutely ages ago I had a cuppa with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time.  Usually we meet at one of our homes but on this occasion we fancied a change and decided to go out.  She suggested the Canalside Cafe in Great Haywood, about 15-20 minutes away from where I live.  I’d…

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