Author Archives: Peter

Backing Up Data On Windows

I am on “light duties” at the moment due to an argument with a piece of furniture (it won). So I have time to write, and, prompted by the recent “Ransomware” attacks that hit the headlines, I thought I might … Continue reading

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Bin Collection Dates for 2017 / 2018

Lancaster City Council have published the new refuse and recycling dates calendar for 2017 / 2018. You can get it here: http://planningdocs.lancaster.gov.uk/bincalendars/Calendar12.pdf

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Walking Routes

We have just added a new page to the Grapevine Reference Library: “Local Walking Routes“ The page provides links to walking routes around the area where we live, with each link having a quick overview/summary of the kinds of walks … Continue reading

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More In Morecambe

“More in Morecambe” was set up by The Morecambe Town Team in conjunction with Morecambe Town Council using funding from the Portas Pilot Project. This was a Government funded scheme to help regenerate high streets and bring more people into … Continue reading

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Heysham Gardens & Driveways

We want to thank Dave Howard & Lee Mackintosh of Heysham Gardens & Driveways for creating our newly refurbished patio/deck. Their knowledge & craftsmanship is very impressive, and their attention to the small details makes all the difference. We would thoroughly … Continue reading

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How Things Have Changed

Just out of curiosity I went looking for old maps of where we live. I found this lovely map from 1850 (www.visionofbritain.org.uk Licence (CC BY-SA 4.0) by: GBHGIS/UoP ) Bare and Heysham exist, but what would become Morecambe was then called “Poulton by the Sands”. … Continue reading

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Baking For Idiots

From Peter: I am rubbish at cooking, baking etc. – anything that involves kitchens. Imagine the person least likely to win a bake-off. Imagine someone who wouldn’t recognise a bain-marie if one jumped up and bit him on the behind. That’s … Continue reading

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Tip – Park Home Insurance

Thanks to Dave for reminding everyone about this tip: You can save money by shopping around for insurance for your park home. You should never just accept the renewal quote from your current insurers. Dave saved around £80 by switching! This … Continue reading

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For Sale – Heater

Wall mounted convector fire –  as new – £50. Contact Ray at No 18.

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Silver Linings

There is a cause for a little celebration at the eastern end of the Park this week! June & Neville have been kindly fostering “Patch” the guide dog, following the death of his master Norman Seed earlier this year. We are … Continue reading

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