Tourist Misinformation

It’s Good Friday, and thousands are in the centre of Nottingham soaking up the Spring sunshine, making the most of the holiday atmosphere in our wonderful shops, bars and restuarants. What’s not to like? Well, for the two couples I spotted outside the city’s Tourist Information Centre, it’s more a case of what is to like,…

Bus-ted

2014. The year when I’m trying to fool myself that I’m getting fitter. No, seriously, I am. I’ve started walking to work most days. Well, when I’m on a day shift, that is. And only to work. Because I’m fundamentally a bit lazy and don’t like hills much, I get the bus home. But travel,…

There Goes The Neighbourhood

It’s hard to believe, but I’m about to enter my tenth year living in Raleigh Square. It can’t be that bad then. There’ve been lots of changes down the years, but one thing has remained a constant in my life. Or rather it did until it suddenly closed down. The Sir John Borlase Warren was,…

A Ropey Encounter

One of my favourite films of all time is Anchorman. It wasn’t ground breaking. It had no outstanding sound effects. No evocative storyline. But it did contain the unforgettable line from weatherman Brick Tamland : “I love lamp”. Although to be fair, I first said it in The Ropewalk two full years beforehand. The futuristic,…