Monthly Archives: September 2014

Lake District – Kirkstone Pass to Stony Cove Pike

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The Lake District is a pain – just about every where is pay and display parking! And not very accommodating for motorhomes either. I paid for an hour in Ambleside so that I could go to the shops for food, and then debated where else I could go. I decided that getting away from civilisation would be better, so headed… Read more »

Hebden Bridge

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For some reason, Hebden Bridge is one of those places that’s aways stuck in my head, but I’d never visited. I think it goes back to the old Datapen Systems days, when I seem to remember our salesman came from here. But I may be wrong. I think I was reminded of it most recently when reading an article about… Read more »

Midgley Moor, Calderdale

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The weekend was spent in Manchester for the Buy Art Fair, held at the old Granada TV studios. A reasonable successful exhibition but not as good as it could have been. I spent Saturday wandering the shops and came away empty handed, I just don’t find any of the clothes on offer on the least bit interesting these days. Dreary… Read more »

Back to The Roaches, Peak District

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Heading from Lincolnshire to Manchester, it’s rude not to stop on the Peak District for a stroll. We headed to the Roaches which I visited back in August, but Mel missed out on. I liked it a lot, so thought Mel would like it too. We were blessed with a lovely day, albeit a little windy in places, but 13… Read more »

The Return to Doddington Hall, Lincolnshire

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We are now starting our winter travels, and first stop as we head north towards Scotland is Doddington Hall in Lincolnshire. We return to collect the remnants of Mel’s pieces from their month long sculpture garden. Fortunately, several pieces sold! We were given the treat of staying in one of the cottages on the estate, although we got a 5… Read more »

Exmoor’s Marilyns

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Today was the years big walk, and one we had been talking about for some time, since doing the Wivey Way last year. Due to other commitments, and some lack of training, we’d put it off till the last possible moment, but fortunately the weather held out and we were blessed with perfect walking weather. Kate, Caroline, Mel and I… Read more »

iPad Multi-Tasking Gestures Stop Working Periodically in iOS 8

I’m getting a problem that is being reported on a few other forums, where the multi tasking gestures on the iPad (4 finger pinch for the home screen, and 4 finger swipe to switch apps) randomly stops working. The option is still enabled in Settings > General, but the gesture no longer works. Some have reported that its related to… Read more »

Devon Wine and Music Festival

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A lovely weekend spent with motorhoming friends at the inaugural Devon Wine and Music Festival, hosted by Pebblebed Vineyard in Clyst St George. Great food, some impressive wines, and a nice lineup of music, particularly Gobi and Wildwood Kin, although one certainly shouldn’t have wasted our time or sanity! Audience turnout was a little low, not a big festival by… Read more »

I Predict – September 2014

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Time again for another Apple keynote, and therefore time to predict what might be in it. We are expecting a new iPhone, and probably a wearable device, such as a watch. My wild prediction at this point is that they will drop the iPhone/iPad split – there will henceforth be one device in a number of screen sizes from 4.5″… Read more »