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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- October 15, 2019

Fantastic piece in @BigIssue written by @MagicMagid on the broken democracy currently affecting the UK. Many people often feel their vote counts for nothing when asked to go to the polls so we need to #ChangeTheVotingSystem & @MakeVotesMatter today 🗳️https://t.co/wTnV8lgkzA
Fred Gough

- October 15, 2019

RT @FelixhuddsCat: We’ve won the #WorldCupOfStations! Thanks to all who voted ❤️❤️🐾🐾 In our opinion ALL the stations who took part in the…

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Fred Gough

- October 15, 2019

Day 288/365 - #FindJoyinEveryDay Despite a bit of low mood & insomnia last night I made the most of my day by reading around the subjects I'll be doing mini presentations on next Monday 📖 At least there is still time to make sure I'm fully prepared & I got some fresh air⏰☁️ https://t.co/DyHHqi0I8Y
Fred Gough

- October 15, 2019

Celebrating #StationsDay by posting some of my favourite photos of four different stations I've visited in recent months. Vote your favourite from #Huddersfield🐱 #BirminghamNewStreet 🏭 #BristolTempleMeads 🚢 #WemyssBay 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 on @RailDeliveryGrp's #WorldCupofStations 🚉🏆 https://t.co/qDO4i3rH3h
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Fred Gough

- October 15, 2019

Got to question: Was it right for @BBCDerby to play UB40's Red Red Wine following getting verdict of Lawrence/Bennett hearing? #TuesdayThoughts
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