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Potty about the Peak
This is an alphabetical, photographic tour of the Peak District and
National Park including a collection of curiosities, fascinating places
and features, delightful scenery and panoramic views with snippets of
interest and humour along the way. Starting with 'A' for Ashford,
this talk is an abecedary collection of anything and everything Peak
A Million Words and Eight Pairs of Boots - tells stories and anecdotes notched up over twenty two years of writing a regular fortnightly feature for The Peak Advertiser. Hear about my exploits and adventures both overground and underground, my passion for guide stoops and tearooms as well as a brief summary of experiencing long distance walks either across the Peak District or from the top to the bottom.
The Highs & Lows of a Guided Walk Business is packed with amusing stories about my Guided Walk Business which I established in 2006. Guaranteed to make you smile, this talk includes snippets and tales about the people I have met, the experiences both good and bad and memories which I will treasure. Find out who Kangaroo Poo was and why I am known as the Cilla Black of the Peak District!
Not my most flattering photo but certainly taken as I was in full flow!
Holmesfield Church was a fascinating venue for an Inner Wheel talk in April 2012 preceded by a scrumptious pea and pie supper before I walked down the aisle to present my talk on the Highs & Lows of a Guided Walk business. Rather interestingly my first image of a canopied picnic table and arch appeared very in keeping with the arched roof of the church!
A very professional set-up for one of my talk presentations at a rather posh venue
I can also rough it! With no projector stand I improvised using a couple of biscuit tins and a wall for the screen!
This is to say a Very Big THANK YOU for a most enjoyable super slide show/talk last Thursday. Everybody said how much they enjoyed your new talk - a brilliant idea of using the alphabet and a super choice of 26 objects, places etc. Good to see everybody happy and relaxed..... Thanks again from us all, Barbara Massey, Rowsley W.I.
Thank you so much for telling us of Alfie's Adventures. We really enjoyed hearing about them. Patricia M Robinson (Secretary) - Dronfield Afternoon Townswomen's Guild
Many thanks for giving us such an excellent meeting last night with the beautiful, slides on the Peak District, also the information. We hope you arrived home safely. We shall look forward to you returning for Chinley & Buxworth's Women's Fellowship
Just a note to say thank you so much for the talk you gave to our Tangent group last Tuesday. It was really entertaining and I know enjoyed by everyone because of all the enthusiastic feed-back I've received. It was such a great success that although I don't usually write to thank our visiting speakers, I elt I wanted to this time because yours was really special, so thank you again. (Marilyn Bentley)
At the meeting on 11th July Chairman Bob Duxbury welcomed Sally Mosley of 'Walking with Alfie' fame who was visiting the Club to give her presentation, 'Highs and Lows of Guided Walks' to most receptive members. And how much they enjoyed the wonderful feeling of the great outdoors without the actual physical effort of putting on boots and getting out there. That she must know more walks in the Derbyshire Dales than anyone we've ever met was the impression which she gave and few would argue. She admits that she is potty about the Derbyshire Dales. Of that there can be little doubt. This was a most enjoyable talk and the vote of thanks by Roger Culverhouse was warmly supported by members. (as featured in the Peak Advertiser)
Just a note to say how very much we all enjoyed your talk yesterday about Alfie's Adventures, and the icing on the cake was the appearance of Alfie at the end of our meeting. The members really appreciated your making the journey to come to our meeting. With all good wishes to you & Alfie L Maxwell, Programme Secretary, Dore Townswomen's Guild.
Harpur Hill Women's Institute (Sept 2010)
On behalf of the members of the
above WI. Thank you again for giving up your time to
What passion you have for all things rural - and that point comes over in your wonderful presentation of your journeys through our wonderful area.
Mary C Morten (Programme Secretary)
On behalf of Sheaf Valley Ladies Probus, I would very much like to thank you for the superb talk you gave on Thursday. The smile on all the faces as they were leaving together with wonderful comments said it all and we all agree you must come again soon. Mrs Jean Geoffrey
I'm writing on behalf of the TOP Club (Taddington Old People's). We so enjoyed your visit in September. Keep it up, Great entertainment! Rita Lomas and Ann Neath