Blogs from Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe - page 7


Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Chesterfield September 24th 2010

LITTLE COCKY’S COMMENTS: The houses were really small and tiny, and they were all two storeys tall. We felt squished compared to being in our own house. Our Sheffield family was very nice, I liked playing cars with my little cousin Alexander and Playstation 3 with his Uncle Matt. FROM GOANNA: Our first day in Sheffield was a quiet day for the travelling Cockys, as we were all feeling a little jetlagged. The weather was cold and rainy, which was fine as we were happy being largely indoors. After making a slow start on the day, we eventually managed to get our act together aometime around lunchtime, and headed around from Mark & Tracy's house where we were staying to Mick & Jean's house (Tracy's parents) for a proper round of meetings and reunions. Goanna's brother ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Hathersage September 24th 2010

Een geweldige 3-daagse Uk, om ons 10 jaar samen-zijn te vieren. En om te kijken of we nog even zottekes waren als vroeger. Iedereen gerust; dit zijn we nog steeds! Donderdagavond vertrokken we richting Calais. Om 3u s'nachts zette we ons tent op in Hathersage, midden in 'the Moor'. Voor degene die hier nog geen kennis mee hebben gemaakt; modder alomtegenwoordig. Na 5 stappen stond ik op plateau-zolen zonder er erg in te hebben. Gelukkig voorziet deze camping in houten paletten om toch enigzins een droog plekje te hebben, vooraleer je de tent instapt en om op te koken. Elke ochtend begonnen we met een echt Engels ontbijt met bonen in 'the Outside'. Dit is een sportwinkel met erboven een restaurant, vooral gebruikt door klimmers als ontmoetingsplaats vooraleer te vertrekken naar de rotsen. Ze serveren er ... read more
10 jaar gelukkig samen!
Prachtige omgeving
Eriks uitdaging!

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Ilkeston September 9th 2010 back to Aunt Sandra and Uncle Alans place in Ilkeston about 6pm...and straight inside for a cuppa tea and a shower! Sandra and Alan have gone caravaning to france for the last 2 weeks, and they are due back sunday... Just had an early night tonight because the old knees are feeling the weight of the backpack! Friday 10th. Had a bit of a sleep in this morning, then up for a cold shower and a cuppa tea before walking into Ilkeston and getting the bus into Nottinghma. Had lunch at this chinese buffet restaurant (only $10!) and ate waaaay too much! Had another walk around the city (mainly to walk off the lunch) then heading back to Ilson (as the locals call it) for another cuppa tea and a sit down before heading "uptown" ... read more
Into Derby...
The Walkabout ....
Iron Gate...

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Long Eaton September 7th 2010

Ye Gods! We live! To appease your wrath for being such poor correspondents for the last couple of months, I'm just gunna launch right on in with a joke: What did Sushi A say to Sushi B? Wussa-bi?! Ha. Jo here by the way. So, a quick recap - we left you (or perhaps you left us), way back in July, in Cardiff, with Spain scoring against Paraguay. We all know how THAT turned out. After a merry few days in Cardiff we jumped on a coach (aka a bus, in normal, non-UK terms) and wheeled our way to Nottingham, as the home of Robin Hood was to be our home for the next five weeks. Well, kinda. The wee town where our summer school was based was actually about 40 minutes out of Nottingham, in ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Matlock August 27th 2010

Again, on the recommendation of the Lonely Planet, we spent a few days exploring the English Peak District and were not disappointed. Really just wanted to post a few photos of the area around Matlock, a stone circle we found with a surround mound, and the curious land-locked 'seaside' town of Matlock Bath where we stopped looking for a bakery and only found a thousand fish and chip shops.... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Ashbourne August 15th 2010

I can't say that we were sad to leave Barnsley. I would say that the fact that we were on the road by 10am says a lot about how eager we were to be at our next destination. We were staying on a site called Callow Top. We have visited it many times before in a tent but this would be our first time in a caravan. It has its own traditional pub which brews its own award winning ale - nothing to do with why Andy enjoys visiting - honest! We had been especially looking forward to coming here this time as our good friend Mandy and my god son George were visiting for a few days. They are from Shrewsbury so this would be the last chance we had to spend some time together ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Moira August 12th 2010

Well, there’s not too much more to do now - we are almost packed and ready to go. We’ve had a few last minute hiccups to deal with but that’s to be expected - our bank were their usual unhelpful selves and we thought the doctor was going to let Graham down with the amount of tablets they were prepared to let him have but eventually they relented and now he’s got a good supply. We’re a bit sad that our stay in Moira has come to an end for now - we’ve really enjoyed our time here and grown to like the area a lot but we have especially loved having the company of Sarah and Darryl for the last few months - as everyone knows they are a fantastic couple. We had a great ... read more
Mum knows what she's doing though
Don't forget to feed the fish!
Slimmer and a bit fitter we hope - Tiger

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Edale July 4th 2010

One of the best things about the UK is how easy it is to get out of London and spend a weekend in the great outdoors. If I'm not hiking through a national park at least once a month I start to feel a little enclosed. The national parks here are fantastic and vary so much depending on which part of the UK you end up in. I never thought I'd get such a lift from spending hours walking up and down hills, (ok I still prefer the down), but the views are amazing no matter what the English weather throws at you. If the sun is out it's a miracle and if it's overcast you get amazing skies, the heavy rain is not so much fun, but gortex solves anything and there is usually a ... read more
the gang
me again
stone walls

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire June 21st 2010

When the sun is out, England shines, and the Peak district with the breathtaking landscapes and historical heritage is one of my favourite places to be. We stayed in a beautiful inn, the Norfolk Arms in Ringinglow on the northern edge of the Peak National Park, with local ales to enjoy in the evening and full english breakfasts to start the day, I was happy regardless of the weather. We spent the days walking through the countryside and villages, taking in the spectacular scenery. The days are long at the moment, something you miss living in Australia, with the sun setting at around 10pm we could take our time on some lovely long walks. This area is very popular with mountain bikers and rock climbers as its right next to Stanage Edge () and we had ... read more
Sharon decides to have lamb for dinner
The solitude of an evening walk
The Norfolk Arms, our hotel

Europe » United Kingdom » England » Derbyshire » Derby June 15th 2010

Torsdag d. 10/6 Mariam ankom til London kl. 15 og vi tog sammen toget til Derby. Vi gik rundt der et par timer, fik noget mad og ventede på at John kom. Omkring 19.30 mødte vi John og kørte ud til Donnington Park, hvor Download bliver holdt. Vi var heldige og fik plads til vores telte i Black Camp som var forholdsvis tæt på scenerne. Download er bygger op med camps opkaldt efter forskellige farver, The village, som er boder og forlystelser og så Arenaen som er scene området. Fredag d. 11/6 Vi startede med at se Unearth, et metal band der efter min smag var lidt for meget skrigeri, og lidt ligegydligt. Bagefter så vi Anathema som spillede mere melodisk dystert musik og var faktisk ok fedt. Så så vi Killswitch Engage, jeg kendte dem ... read more
mig og John
Mariam og mig

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