Category Archives: Forest of Dean 2009

Not one of our better holidays. Remembered for all the wrong reasons.

And finally to home…

On the drive home to Farnham, (which didn’t take very long though did take longer than it should have because it was race day at Newbury) we took a vote. It was unanimous. This had been one of the worst … Continue reading

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Crowds stop to watch

Note well: This was our only day without rain. And it was a gloriously blue sky day, chilly with a light breeze. And no rain. The whole place suddenly appears so much nicer when not viewed through curtains of water. … Continue reading

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A shed full of wheels

Rain, blue skies, rain, blue skies, grey skies, rain, grey skies, rain, rain, rain. And that was the morning. We spent a fruitless few hours discussing the possibility of having an extension built on our house and where I’d live … Continue reading

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Life on the wing

Blue skies and sunshine! We very quickly readied ourselves and left the cottage, off to Slimbridge (or Slym Bridge as it was once called) to visit the Wetland Centre. Created in 1946 by Sir Peter Scott, the Severn Wildfowl Trust … Continue reading

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Matchless beauty

Up at 9 to hear about the aftermath of the awful flooding in the Lakes District and people finally being allowed to return to their soaking houses. The BBC talked to a family who have been flooded three times in … Continue reading

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Water waits. Water wins.

More rain on the horizon. While I was watching the local weather report, which showed heavy rain all morning and a bright and sunny afternoon, blue skies surrounded the cottage. I guess that proves the theory that the best weather … Continue reading

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Do not blink

Rose Cottage is in a small valley, the Forest of Dean rising to the west. Naturally I had to wait for the morning to realise this. The cottage appears to be one of a collection belonging to the main house. … Continue reading

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Behind the hedge

While we’d been planning to take a week out for ages, we’d dithered about what to do and where to do it. There was a generally acceptable plan to spend the week crammed into Mirinda’s flat. I could go to … Continue reading

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