Tag: Lancashire

It’s been a long time since we went for a walk and we both needed to get out of the house for a breath of fresh air. We elected to go to Wycoller, after I’d seen the photographs of it on the ‘Images of Lancashire’ blog by Paul Brookfield (see below). Wycoller and the surrounding area is designated a country park and no cars are allowed in the village except for residents and disabled visitors although there is ample car parking on the road from Trawden. As we didn’t have…

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Images of Lancashire. Here’s another one to have a look at – some great views of our lovely county on this blog by Paul Brookfield.

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Check out James’ blog – it’s only just started but looking at the photos it’s going to be worth looking in on in the future.

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After saying in my last post that the weather was a bit grotty, last Sunday afternoon the sun came out so I went for a walk down to the boatyard and along the banks of the River Douglas. I’ve been walking along this stretch of our local river since I was a child (a long time ago) and my father used to keep his boat on a fixed mooring in a creek off the river. I remember going out in the middle of the night fishing off Blackpool and not…

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Well I said that I’d had enough of gardening for a while so I had a quick look on the ‘web’ and found a few things that you might find of interest. Anglesey Coastal Footpath – at Leisure Again just a quick plug for this blog about a couple who are walking the anglesey coastal footpath. It makes excellent reading and the photographs are stunning. Fishing Wales The envirmonmental agencies website on where to fish in wales, covering all aspects of fishing including coarse, game and sea. Visit Anglesey All…

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Last week we finally finished the front garden after purchasing a couple of plants to fill in some holes. One of them, Black Dragon Grass (Ophiopogon Nigrescens) we’ve put amongst the rocks which looks great, the other, Pieris japonica ‘Katsura’ is against the front wall. Both look very good against the purple slate and are already showing signs of new growth. This recent heat wave means that we’ve been watering every night, and that coupled with plenty of sun means that all the plants, new and old, are shooting up…

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Well, the weather has been stunning here in Lancashire. In fact it’s been too hot to go walking or fishing, not that I’m complaining you understand, so we’ve contented ourselves with pottering in the garden and doing general house maintenance this past week. The front garden now looks great and the new plants are shooting up, especially when we remember to water them! We ended up getting three new plants for Wendy’s birthday from Mum & Dad; a small fir tree, a dwarf rhododendron and a japanese maple (or acer)…

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I picked up the car last night from Banks and Derbyshire and after all the relevant bits and pieces being replaced, including 2 of the wheels, it looks fantastic and drives better than it ever did. I can whole heartedly recommend this local Preston company to anyone who needs their car bodywork repairing, their service was second to none. All I now have to do is hassle the insurance company to get the other party to accept liability then I can claim back my expenses. It is great to get…

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Well we haven’t been out walking or fishing for a while as we’ve been busy trying to sort out the front garden. I am pleased to say it’s nearly finished except for putting in some new plants so it was great when my mother rang and asked if we wanted to go round for a BBQ on Saturday to celebrate father day and Wendy’s birthday a day early while the weather was nice. If you’ve read my earlier post, Watering the Garden, you’ll know that Mum & Dad live near…

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