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The New N.E.T (nottingham express transit)


Today marks an important milestone in nottinghams transport network. After many months of delays and controversy the new tram lines 2,3 finally opened at 6am to much jubilation. Today we will be joining the celebrations and exploring what the new lines have to offer and just some of the amazing parts of nottingham it has now opened up.

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Going potty for Stoke-on-Trent pt.2


So far on our adventure to the famous home of pottery Stoke-on-Trent we had visited the “City Centre” of Hanley and been left lacklustre about it yet had once again be inspired to keep exploring thanks to the the amazing Dudson pottery museum. With our exploring desire now back in full swing we travelled across the struggling “city centre” and onwards to our next museum.

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Going potty for Stoke-on-trent pt.1


A grey and early start greeted us this morning on the start of our adventure here in our home town of Ilson. Today’s adventure would see us travelling on three trains and buses in total there and back to the famous “city” of Stoke-on-Trent.
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Damp Day in Derbyshire (Bus , Trains , Trams and Bowlers)


After our BIG adventure to Rutland yesterday today was a late start and at best you could say nice weather for ducks!. With the heavy rain over night and morning showers still going strong the 2015 Ilkeston Carnival  had been cancelled for safety reasons as had the Bennerly Viaduct work party. We were not going to let a little (lot) of rain ruin a perfectly good day of exploring go to ruin. So we decided to grab a Wayfarer and see what dryish place we could find…..

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A Big adventure in a little County pt.3 Rutland Water


So far on our adventure to the smallest county in England we have travelled cross country by train and discovered what the fantastic market town of Oakham has to offer and now we are at the Market towns very modern and sleek bus station waiting to head outwards to Rutland’s most famous landmark.

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A Big adventure in a little County pt.2 Oakham Town


It had been an amazing journey down towards the historic market town of Oakham which sits bang in the middle of Peterborough and Leicester. Now we were standing at Oakham’s railway station and were now ready to head in to the market town.

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A Big adventure in a little County pt.1 Outward bound……


Waking up on Friday morning to the radio alarm clock reporting record highs and glorious weather for the day ahead but a complete washout for Saturday. Not wanting to waste this opportunity to go exploring we headed out for a big adventure to the smallest county in England.

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AutoKarna and the Nottingham Post Motor Show



After our filling visit to the full flavoured food festival of Ilkestons food and drink fair we decided to take a wonder down towards the Gallows inn to catch the TWO and make our way to Wollaton park to visit the annual transport show called Autokarna.

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Ilkeston Food and Drink Fair 2015


It was indeed a very soggy start to today with the car boot already called off and indeed the showers still falling we thought that there would be no chance of any adventure today.

Thankfully…….

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Mansfield Meander pt.2 Milling around Mansfield


After our long way round we had finally arrived at the Market town of Mansfield and now it was time to go though the doors and into the heart of the town and see what Mansfield has to offer.

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