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Forest of Dean Events

Forest of Dean Events We have had a simple events calendar for the forest of dean for some time. This week I’m investing a bit more time and money and expanding and improving our events calendar. We hope to have this live in the next 2 days so that our Forest of Dean events in their new improved form are …

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Planning the garden for 2018

Gardening Plans for this year We had a very mixed year in 2017. We did ok with most things and very well with leeks and potatoes but once again all our tomatoes fell to the blight, so we will not be bothering with them this year at all. We have also declared war on the dreaded cabbage whites. They decimated …

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2nd Year in The Forest of Dean

2 years living in the Forest of Dean This is our second year of living in the Forest of Dean. Time has certainly flown. Both Vanda and I agree it was a brilliant move. Life is slower out in the country, we are surrounded by the most wonderful countryside, and the Forest of Dean town we chose to live in, …

Firewood from Nicks Timber

Firewood We have a wood burning stove here and we fuel it with a mixture of local air dried ash and kiln dried logs. This week we had a delivery from Nicks Timber , a 1 ton bag of waste from the timber mill. This is a great bargain. The wood is bone dry, and many of the thicker pieces …

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The garden in December

The garden in December After all the snow our garden is looking fairly tatty. We are still harvesting leeks, carrots and a few other bits and pieces, but this year is not a patch on last year. Our sprouts are pathetic. They were well and truly attacked earlier by the dreaded cabbage white and never really recovered. Last year we …

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The snow and the kindness of Forest people

Snow in the Forest of Dean Yesterday morning, Vanda and I set off through the snow with the idea of walking into Cinderford to get a bit of shopping. Well it was hard going right from the off, and Vanda who has a heart murmur started to feel ill very early on. As We were passing St Stephens church I …

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Eating out in the Forest of Dean

Eating out in the Forest of Dean The Forest of Dean is a marvelous place for food so I thought it was time to add my thoughts on some of the pubs and takeaways that are in easy reach of Cinderford and make Eating out in the Forest of Dean such a pleasure . This will be part of a series …

Beavers to help Forest of dean flood problems

Beavers to help Forest flood problems Despite new flood defences in the Forest of Dean, when it rains heavily the villages of Lydbrook and Lower Lydbrook – which lie in the valley below the forest, towards the River Wye – can end up with many thousands of tonnes of water from higher ground. The family of beavers could help this. Two adult …

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Big Plans for closed Cinderford Bank

Plans for Closed HSBC building in Cinderford Civic leaders want to borrow £200,000 so they can take over the closed down HSBC which they say is blighting the Triangle, a public meeting place and focal point in Cinderford town centre. They believe by turning into complex of pop up shops with a specialist Changing Places toilet, the HSBC building could …

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A big thank you to our visitors

Thank you to our visitors We moved to Cinderford in the Forest of Dean in April 2016 and set up this blog. One of the first things I set up here was our Free Forest of Dean Directory as Both Vanda and I are passionate about supporting local, whether that is local business or local charities and social enterprises. The directory lists …