Shock Coke News In Appleby Magna

A stretch of the Midlands between Junctions 11 and 12 of the M42 has arguably the most exotic sounding villages in England. I’ve touched on this before… … but the likes of Barton In The Beans, Norton Juxta Twycross, Stretton En Le Field, No Man’s Heath, Newton Burgoland, Little Wigston, Swepstone and Appleby Parva are world… Continue reading Shock Coke News In Appleby Magna

Is LE67 The Best Pub Postcode in Britain?

Is this the best postcode for pubs in Britain? Highlighted above (not quite in the style of Martin!) are the boozers I’ve visited in the last seven months since I started blogging and you’ll be hard pushed to beat this place for ‘proper’ pubs. LE67 is often maligned as a former mining area but it… Continue reading Is LE67 The Best Pub Postcode in Britain?

Blue Planet And Blue Language Shakes Off Those Soap Blues

Whilst Whitwick has not quite captured the imagination of the nation in the same way as Blue Planet II it is definitely heading in the right direction. The National Forest Way is a tremendous initiative as it creates greenery across great swathes of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Staffordshire, 75 miles to be precise.  To be fair… Continue reading Blue Planet And Blue Language Shakes Off Those Soap Blues