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

- July 19, 2019

Just moved over the new #twitterdesign. Must say I'm not overly warm to it. Feels a bit overwhelming. Was much happier with the previous layout. I appreciate @Twitter is used heavily on mobile devices but this new stylesheet doesn't work well for me
Fred Gough

- July 19, 2019

@DerbyUni #FindJoyinEveryDay - Day 200/365 After working hard 25.5 hours in the last three days. I'm glad to have a restful end to the week before my day trip to #Bristol to see @beckiLane1. Was going to go the Movies at the Meadows tonight but the rain/thunder has put me & my Dad off ⛈️ https://t.co/SwLT6yO4dM
Fred Gough

- July 19, 2019

I'd strongly encourage anyone with an interest of trying to stop the #BrexitShambles and that lives in #Derby to attend tonight's @peoplesvote_uk rally https://t.co/RRVH7VF0Qx
Fred Gough

- July 19, 2019

RT @actionhappiness: Do things for people not because of who they are or what they do in return, but because of who you are Image: FTD by…

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- July 18, 2019

RT @BBCBreakfast: 🧘@Vicky_McClure tells #BBCBreakfast the importance of hard graft and staying humble #ThursdayThoughts #ThursdayMotivati…

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