Thanks for joining me on a relatively laid back episode of the podcast this week. The amazing weather we’ve had over the bank holiday weekend means that I’ve been spending lots of quality time with my family and all of it, pretty much has been centred around Ramsbottom.
It’s one of the brilliant things about our town in that you can still do plenty and not travel, although I did go to Rawtenstall to get some compost. I’m going to bore you here but they had a great deal on compost in B&M, instead of £8 for 120 litres, it was £5, and as I had recently built two large raised beds, I needed a lot. This involved two trips, once to Rawtenstall where I picked up 7 120 litre bags and a trip later to Bury for 8 120 litre bags. Turns out, I could do with another one ideally. Anyway, they’re done now at least, so it’s time to actually plant things in them, but there’s a part of me that’s looking at them and just wants to them to remain pristine and perfect, but that’s silly.
All of this had meant me spending more time in the sun than I usually should. I generally burn at the slightest gap in the clouds.
Two things I’ve noticed whilst being out in the garden Ramsbottom this weekend. One, deer will actually come far closer to your property than you realise. I found this whilst working in my garden, turns out a baby deer had wandered into the wooded area at the back. This isn’t exactly the middle of the woods, but clearly it had gotten in there somewhere.
The second was that Ramsbottom seems to have had an invasion of these little beetles, I’ve had a look online but I can’t find specifically what they are. Someone said Scarab Beetles, but I don’t think they are.
This week’s question is: “In what year was the Ramsbottom Horticultural Society formed?”
The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion will be revealed a little later on in the podcast episode.
14:43 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
Ramsbottom United had a tough match ahead of them which was against Radcliffe FC. Currently second in the league, we were able to hold them to a nil nil draw at Radcliffe which is fantastic.
Our next match is against Kidsgrove Athletic at home on Saturday the 27th of April. Kick off is at 3pm.
If we get a draw, that should be enough for us to be in the play offs. If we lose, we’re reliant on a bit of luck from the results of the teams around us going against them.
If you are able, please come to the last match of the season where we’re looking for a win ideally.
19:40 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
If you want to check out what events are coming up in and around Ramsbottom take a look at the events page, here are some upcoming events from that list:
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
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