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Mr C and I enjoyed a New Year’s day visit to Wightwick Manor. We arrived just in time for lunch and were pleased to see a hot turkey, stuffing and gravy roll on the menu. When our lunch arrived it was much larger than we had anticipated! After lunch we visited the house and gallery [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Jan 2nd 2022

It is probable that the steep sided valley we know as Jesmond Dene has always been wooded, but gradually, industries crept in and by the 19th century the Dene was home to watermills, various quarries and pits and an iron foundry. Prior to the mid 1800s the woodland was probably more straggly than today and interspersed with a heavy undergrowth [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Oct 16th 2021

We travelled to Nottingham to meet my nephew and his lady for lunch. I clocked up quite a few steps walking between the car park and restaurant. When I got home I topped them up with a quick local walk in the afternoon sunshine.

8 Comments CherryPie on Sep 5th 2021

… followed by fine dining on the patio

The weather was hot and humid so I waited until the late afternoon for my walk, choosing a route with plenty of shade.

2 Comments CherryPie on Jul 21st 2021

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2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 23rd 2021

… on a sunny Sunday afternoon

The garden’s initial creation lay in Colonel Harry Clive’s wartime decision of 1940, to provide his ailing wife – Dorothy – with a ‘series of interesting walks’ as she battled with Parkinson’s disease. Unfortunately Dorothy died in 1942 but Colonel Clive continued work apace throughout the 1940s and 1950s, especially [...]

2 Comments CherryPie on Apr 19th 2021

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