Heage: home of the 6 bladed Windmill

Worth the visit, though a warm day might…would... have been better! It was a Mog day out….and some Mogs had travelled there roofless!
Built over 200 years ago, the windmill still produces flour, and I will let you know how the bread I am making from their flour works out! Meanwhile, lots of pics of the innards of the mill, and some from outside.
*later…the first loaf of bread made was superb…might have to go back and buy more, no comparison to supermarket bread flour*

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Afternoon out in Sheffo

with my pal Roger. 43 bus into Sheff, tram to Shalesmoor, to visit Kelham Island Museum. Felt weary, so called in to the Fat Cat….then a nice walk around the museum, where you learn something new every visit, then round the corner for a sit down in the Kelham Island Tavern, then a walk back to the tram stop, calling in at The Ship Inn. Uneventful tram and bus journey back to our respective homes, Rog declining the urge to stop off at the Coach and Horses, so I couldn’t either. Nice afternoon.

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Weekend in Lincoln

basically, to see the Boss in action in a concert. A pal and I went to The Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre…. https://www.lincsaviation.co.uk/ while the wives were at rehearsal, then this morning, we all went to the Lincoln Museum of Life…https://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/heritage-and-tourism/museum-of-lincolnshire-life/
Two superb places…click also on the Selfie and Ice Cream pages for the latest there too!

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Day out to Crich…

The National Tramway museum has just opened after the winter break…so we went tram riding today…called back into Bakewell.
Score: Jane 1 chips,
Me: One double scoop waffle with rum and raisin.
Oh, and you can guess what I bought in Bakewell!

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Visit from Gareth…wish he would go back home

He left this for us last night
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Thankfully, the landowner next door has cleared the culvert screen..and the water level is dropping…for now!

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Competetive days

going through some photos taken while I was a competitor with the Mog…these are a few notable ones!

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Say Bye Bye to the beard!

This 2018/9 growth will be carefully removed in just 3 weeks time, to celebrate the clocks going forward an hour. If anyone can use the trimmings, as cushion fillers etc, please let me know.

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I have a new Landie!

My pal from the local Morgan group knew of the bother I am currently having with my Landie engine, amd found this for me when he was in Cape Town last month! Vroom vroom! Thanks Mike Lynch! Brill!

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Local walk, another learning curve…

This was with the walking group, 26 hardy souls setting off from Shillito Woods car park for a bracing enjoyable walk in the winter sun. Crossing the road we went right along muddy paths through Ramsley Moor crossing the ancient Car Road then crossing the A621 Baslow Road onto Big Moor. We veered off right to find a well hidden stone circle Barbrook 3, returned to the path to traverse round to Barbrook 1 one of the best preserved stone circles in the Peak District before visiting the nearby Burial Mound and then partly restored Barnbrook 2. Spotting what we first thought was poo near Circle no.3 was actually an owl pellet, later broken open to reveal the remains of a field vole. You could see a claw and it’s front teeth. We even spotted an adder as it slithered away to hide in the rocks.
Returning to the pathway we re-crossed the Baslow Road at a much lower point taking a path to Ramsley Reservoir exiting onto Fox Lane to return to Shillito Woods. This was a walk encompassing historical sites that date back to 2000BC and possibly earlier.

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Conservatory insulation

We decided to have the conservatory roof insulated, hopefully to make it into a room we can use year-round. It looks great, and I am sure it is already warmer in there!

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