Holiday Inn Express Burton-upon-Trent
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... from the pits of Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire to the towns of the East Midlands. It was a success from the start and its success kept it going in the face of competition from the railways. Gradually
though, trade dropped off as feeder canals closed and the last commercial narrowboat delivered its cargo in 1952. Ten years later the top section of canal was closed. The main line from Long Eaton to Langley Mill, which is what was left, was re-classified ...
So it only feels right to kick off my Roosevelt blog (or Rooseyblog) now that I have officially received my scholarship! My partner Piers and I attended the Nottinghamshire Roosevelt Travelling Scholarship annual dinner at West bridgford County Hall on Friday 5th June. Scholars past and soon to be were gathered to hear the fantastic achievements ...
2 days to go!
Paul reckons he is all packed. Ian and myself have got our stuff ready to be packed.
Early start on Tuesday morning will see us meeting for a cooked breakfast at a Bistro in Chadsmoor (Cafe really), so we will be looking for somewhere we can see the bikes!
The weather these last few days has been very sunny and warm. Let's just hope it continues on into next week and ...
6th May 2014
And so it begins – Spring Tide 2014
Trains, plane, tram, busses an 11 hour journey in total which Isi had planned and put together painstakingly and very accurate as the time between the different modes of transport counted in minutes – very slick. (The journey was more complicated than our return journey last year because Ryanair had stopped flying from Dole to UK.)
It started by us only just getting ...
... I'd promised I would! I deliberately left most of my belongings there, as I knew that if I took them with me the temptation to not return would be too great. There were times when I was colder than I have ever been, both whilst outside working and inside trying to get to sleep. There were also a few times when I felt lonely and wondered what the hell I was doing. There were a few tasks that I really didn't enjoy - plucking turkeys, carrying the reprieved turkeys ...