Guillemots at Nunnington Hall

I couldn’t sleep last night. Mary and I had been to see my favourite band, Guillemots, at Nunnington Hall. When I saw the concert announced in the Local Events leaflet that came with our National Trust magazine I thought they’d sell about a dozen tickets. Guillemots are no pop sensation and Nunnington Hall is one… Continue reading Guillemots at Nunnington Hall

A Tale of Two Winters

It was February (1970?). About eight of us had cheap tickets to see Johnny Winter and support band Keef Hartley at the Royal Albert Hall.1 When the doors opened we were ushered up the steps around the edge of the round building. One flight, two flights, three flights of stairs we climbed. Then still more… Continue reading A Tale of Two Winters

Walk for Life

Yesterday Mary and her daughter, Rachel, took part in Nottingham’s Race for Life. For them it was a walk in the park – well, the embankment of the river Trent, anyway. 5 km in just over an hour; that’s a moderate walking pace, but it all counts and they have the medals to prove it.… Continue reading Walk for Life

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