Knockerdowner Pub nr. Ashbourne

Went to the Knockerdowner today near Ashbourne! Always used to go there for meat and potato pie with my Grandad Alf. Coming back from Chesterfield via Matlock I decided to take a detour through a very snowy Cromford, past Carsington Water and the Sheepwash Car Park and drop in at this pub. Walking inside nothing […]

Driven This Week: Nissan Juke Tekna

Got to drive a Nissan Juke back from Weston Super Mare last night! Really impressed with it! It has the 1.6 lite petrol engine and was very well kitted out… Sat Nav, Heated Seats, Bluetooth with streaming, Leather Seats… It had something called D mode, which turned off the buttons for the Climate Control and […]

Alf Askin next to Gifford VC’s Grave

This is my Grandad, Alf Askin from Spondon. He used to research Victoria Cross holders. This photo was taken by Giffords grave in Hampshire. His website still works: https://www.victoriacross.co.uk

Toys R Us Chaddesden Car Crash

A Renault Kangoo left the slip road off the A52 in Chaddesden and landed on a Ford Fiesta and a Nissan Micra in the Toys R Us Car Park. Fire Engines, Police and Paramedics attended the scene and hopefully the occupants of the Renault Kangoo are ok, they did look shaken.

Paris Motor Show Jolly!

The Cocoon boys had a jolly to Paris for the day to visit the Motor Show! We had a great day and although we lost each other, got to visit most of the stands. My favourite car was the Mercedes CLS Sportbrake, I’m a big fan of the CLS anyway but I like my estates! […]

Derby County in the Community

Charlie has been to football training at DE Soccordome, part of Derby County in the community! Everytime I collect him he is black!