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Tuesday, 22nd September 2021 – Rockingham Castle Tuesday morning we made a late, slowish start (A had stayed overnight so we had breakfast together before heading off in our respective directions, she to visit a friend further north, us eastward towards Corby). Today’s destination was Rockingham Castle, another on the “we really should go there…

Food 2018 – Hibiscus, Northampton

Saturday, October 13th 2018 – Hibiscus, The Derngate Theatre, Northampton It’s true – if unkind – that when thinking of Northampton the last thing that comes to mind is fine dining, but with the county’s annual food and drink awards coming up in a couple of weeks, and the announcement of the Restaurant of the…

Food 2018 – Elsie’s Cafe “Binner”, Northampton

Tuesday, 27th March 2018 – Elsie’s Cafe, The Lane Restaurant, Northampton I’ve been following Elsie’s Cafe for a while now on social media. Elsie’s Cafe was started as part of a response to The Real Junk Food Project, which led to a group of people who had set up Fruitful Abundance in Northamptonshire to decide…

Food 2018 – Hibiscus, Northampton

Tuesday 13th February, 2018 – Hibiscus, Derngate Theatre, Northampton It being Lynne’s birthday (and a significant birthday at that) we would normally have celebrated at The Vine House but they were closed while Julie, one half of the couple who own the place, was having a knee replacement operation. We needed an alternative venue and…

Food 2017 – La Strada Nuovo, Towcester

Saturday 8th April, 2017 – La Strada Nuovo, Towcester There seem to be ever more eating options around our home town that fit in the “Saturday night dinner out without booking three years in advance and taking out a mortgage” bracket, and La Strada Nuovo now squarely fits that bill, after a rocky handful of…

2014 FIA F3 European Championship – Points After Round 33

F3 FIA European Championship 2014 – Points After Round 33 International Class 1st – Esteban Ocon, 478 points 2nd – Tom Blomqvist, 420 points 3rd – Max Verstappen, 411 points 4th – Lucas Auer, 365 points 5th – Antonio Fuoco, 255 points 6th – Antonio Giovinazzi, 238 points 7th – Jordan King, 217 points 8th…

2014 FIA F3 European Championship, Round 33 – Grid, Race Report and Results

2014 FIA Formula 3 European Championship Round 33, Hockenheim, Germany, October 17th/19th 2014 © Lynne Waite and Stella-Maria Thomas Weather: Fine, dry, sunny. Race 3 Grid (2nd Fastest Qualifying Laps of Qualifying Session 2 after penalties): 1st – No. 31, Tom Blomqvist, GBR, Jagonya Ayam with Carlin, Dallara F312, Volkswagen, 1:31.987 2nd – No. 3,…

2014 FIA F3 European Championship, Round 32 – Grid, Race Report and Results

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2014 FIA F3 European Championship, Round 31 – Grid, Race Report and Results

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