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Nottingham Castle

Nottingham Castle is a staple of Nottingham’s cityscape and somewhere I’ve visited a lot, but not specifically written about. The name Castle is perhaps a bit of a misnomer, and tourists can be taken aback that it doesn’t fit the stereotypical appearance of a castle. 316 more words


ITV's Ice Rink on the Estate Gets a Warm Welcome

There have been many confessions on this site over the years, but few as closely guarded as the one I’m about to reveal… I was a huge Torvill and Dean fan. 572 more words


[T163] '1985'

Released on: Lifeblood (Album #7), Sony Records, 1 November 2004
Track: 1

If ‘The Love of Richard Nixon’ was a somewhat jarring and surprising lead single for Lifeblood, opener ‘1985’ provides a clearer and more impressive mission statement for the album as whole. 382 more words

Manic Street Preachers


I spent a large amount of my life dancing.
In fact, I still do, because I would always choose dancing over walking if I could.  I get used to the stares when I pirouette in the aisles of the supermarket. 347 more words


The Auntie Doris Years: 1984

It was a bright, cold day in April and the clocks were striking thirteen. As usual, the all powerful leader was working hard for the benefit of the nation, or rather the Inner Circle. 575 more words


Lessons from the World Cup... so far

In our house, we are in full swing of World Cup fever.
We always have bets on pretty much everything that there is to bet on (usually with a dinner reward for the winner) and of course, the betting for a World Cup winner was hotly debated.  487 more words