Day Trips & Evenings Out


“If I’m ever having a good time, I’ll write about it so I’ll remember it.” ~ Brantley Gilbert


Having a Nosy Look around Newark on Trent

The first of my day trips out via public transport in order to give me more confidence and independence after a turbulent 2018. Visiting the market town of Newark on Trent for the first time and assessing the places I visited. Travel done on Friday 1 February 2019.

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Laughing with The League of Gentlemen

WARNING: This is a local blog post for local people. The League of Gentlemen is the stolen title of a comedy troupe who made their names in the latter part of the 1990s. Unlike the comedy stars of the decades before Steve Pemberton, Reece Shearsmith, Mark Gatiss met...

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Razor Sharp Ruby shines ahead of #MHAW2017

Towards the end of last year me and my parents looked through the programmes for both Derby and Nottingham in regards to what evenings out we could share and enjoy together. We picked several different nights out, the first of these was Newcastle upon Tyne's long...

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A magical day visiting the Harry Potter Movie Studios Tour

The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home ~ J.K. Rowling In the late 1990s, English film producer David Heyman decided to look into children's literature for...

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A Pilgrimage made via Peak Rail

Springtime has finally arrived in the Northern Hemisphere of the Planet Earth bringing with it some much needed sunshine and the bloom of plants, trees and shrubs. After a grey skied mild winter where the sun found it difficult to peek through the overcast spell. To...

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10 of my favourite places to visit in Derbyshire

I have spent most of my life living in Derbyshire. Despite spending many days and having plenty of short breaks away from the county, I am still drawn to various unique places across the East Midlands region. Derbyshire has many interesting sites of note, be it the...

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Fred Gough

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Fred Gough

- May 23, 2019

'Every stumble is not a fall & every fall does not mean failure' - Oprah Winfrey Last year saw me low as I wasn't able to continue #OccupationalTherapy but I stayed at @DerbyUni to try & get a degree in #WritingandPublishing. Now I've matched my best grade ๐ŸŽ“#ThursdayThoughts https://t.co/mmJLIKEHhH
Fred Gough

- May 23, 2019

Still would love to help @geofftech do #LeastUsedStation in #Derbyshire (Dove Holes) if given the opportunity to do so. Love seeing Geoff's videos exhibiting railways across England, Wales, Scotland most recently Ireland ๐Ÿš†๐Ÿ“น https://t.co/OtBJFSe8xj
Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

RT @DerbysWildlife: Sometimes the best thing you can do is nothing at all! #Lovewildlife https://t.co/y7kOrtVmhc
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Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

RT @tlkateart: For the LONGEST time I could not get the hang of deep breathing because trying to control my breathing at all would spike myโ€ฆ

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Fred Gough

- May 22, 2019

Day 142/365 - #FindJoyinEveryDay #MentalHealth feeling a little fragile for the first time in a couple of weeks albeit no obvious trigger and I know will bounce back in coming days. Back in #Derby and had good lunch at @ASKItalian before seeing #RocketMan at @derbyquad ๐Ÿด๐ŸŽฌ https://t.co/YvomXgo4dk
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