Wandering around Stockport – with its own ‘graffiti alley’

Wandering around Stockport – with its own ‘graffiti alley’ Stockport is an urban area and metropolitan borough in Greater Manchester.  It’s a place we often go to – primarily for shopping and occasionally just for a wander around and a coffee. It’s a  pleasant enough, famous in the past amongst other things for it’s hatting […]

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Sparrowhawk, the grisly food chain and the cycle of life.

Sparrowhawk, the grisly food chain and the cycle of life. The last time I wrote about a Sparrowhawk visiting our garden was back in June 2021. On that occasion the Hawk that had landed was using our garden fence as a convenient place to eat the lunch they had caught and killed. But a hawk […]

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Biting cold weather but fine walking in the Tame Valley

Biting cold weather but fine walking in the Tame Valley Sometimes it can be all too easy to overlook what’s right on your doorstep. I suppose we are quite fortunate to have plenty of decent places nearby and that make for decent walking. One of these places is the Tame Valley and although we regularly […]

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Winter wassail at Chadkirk Chapel keeping traditions alive

Winter Wassail at Chadkirk Chapel keeping traditions alive My previous post other than a New Years greeting followed our trip to Chester last month. This latest post if a bit different as it was that time of year again when the tradition of the orchard visiting Wassail is brought to life at the Grade II […]

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Goodbye 2023 and Happy New Year and best wishes for 2024

Goodbye 2023 and Happy New Year and best wishes for 2024 It’s that time of year again when the clock ticks over, and as one year closes another year starts. Inevitably, I suppose as we look forward to the coming year we also look back to the year that is closing as well. So with […]

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Wandering around central Manchester – December picture post

Wandering around central Manchester – December picture post Just a very short picture post from a recent wander around central Manchester and the Christmas markets. I wouldn’t really say I’m the biggest fan of the Christmas markets. In some respects, I sort of think when you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all which I know […]

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