Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Markeaton Park – A great day out

Markeaton Park is a large expanse of green just to the north-west of Derby city centre. This is a great day out for adults and kids alike with facilities such as a pitch and putt golf course, boating lake, donkey rides, crazy golf, bouncy castles, playground and much more. The park is large enough to take in several walks as well if that’s your thing.

If you find yourself in Derby, Nottingham or any of the surrounding areas this makes for a great day trip, well worth it!

Monday, 16 August 2010

Tense times ahead

Today saw the beginning of proceedings against 17 people detained for their part in the recent protests in Bangkok. Expect there to be rising tensions as this story progresses, especially as the charges are Terrorism and a potential sentence is the Death Penalty.

Bangkok as a province is still under Emergency Law meaning that gatherings of more than five people are prohibited. This is designed to prevent any repeat of the recent events and should also prevent protesting outside the court house.

Although on the surface life appears to be continuing as normal, don’t expect it to remain that way.

As always keep an eye on the situation if you are planning on travelling to Thailand any time soon.