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    making cider, cycling, fishing, rowing.

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  1. I can just imagine my Austin 1100 parked behind those 60's cars. The selection shown there brings back memories. Passed driving test in a Morris Minor. Went on honeymoon in a hired Mini. Mrs PP had a Herald that fell to pieces.
  2. We took our Great granddaughter to a local village where they were cider making today. Of particular interest to me because they use my cider press and scratter. As usual there was a bit of Morris dancing - not by a regular troupe but by the locals having fun. My Great granddaughter had a go at turning the press and assisting on the scratter. She enjoyed the experience that not many kids (or adults) know anything about. I tried a couple of pints of last years cider and it is getting better each year. A simple day but quite precious.
  3. Racking my brains about Clays. We called them Clays the cobblers and I vaguely recall having shoes repaired there. Were they on Alfreton Rd? Either just below Skills or opposite the Spread Eagle? One or the other was probably Erics. This is back in the late 40's early 50's. They may have stopped cobbling by young Jill's time.
  4. Beekay - wish you lived closer. I have a lot of interesting stuff that would suit your skills. Vintage cider presses, scratters, barrels, wooden funnels, apple rakes etc. I also have various hobbing irons, flat irons, door weights, an iron traverse and a lovely little vintage push mower. You could come here for a months holiday and have plenty to do ps - the cast iron pump on the well needs an artistic touch too
  5. Beekay - I have caught my flies, my ears, my head, hat and most other items of clothing. My boat partner caught my nostril last season - I was at his mercy like a bull to market.
  6. Beekay - Lizzie is correct. I am developing a style of fly fishing that requires a special rod and other bits and bobs. Was out on Blithfield Reservoir today doing more testing
  7. Hey Trogg - we may lose our physical ability but if we have respect from others and retain out self esteem who cares? Last week I really struggled to keep up with the rest of our fishing group in the Highlands. Thought I may need helicoptering in at one stage. Just kept falling down trying to circumnavigate a wild Loch in a gale....but I (hopefully) retained respect for trying in spite of being a bit silly taking it on. Think it's safe to say that you have a lot of respect on here
  8. I missed business too Phil, even though I had lots to do with cycling, fishing and renovating a cottage. Anyway, to keep my mind active I started a Ltd company on my 80th birthday last year. I'm really enjoying the R&D work and preparing to get products ready to sell. Only a tiny business but who knows?
  9. Another day rained off for the builders. Will the project get done in time? Will Mrs PP stick to her threat that I can't go to Scotland fishing in early Sept if it is not finished? Even when the builders have gone I have to install a floor, decorate and buy furniture.... Anyway, I'm going fishing tomorrow. Bogger the rain!
  10. Bad start today. Implant processor went bang so now completely deaf. Just hoping that Uni Hospital Birmingham can fix it today, otherwise it will be a very quiet w/e. The building project is going well and the walls are now head high. Just hoping that the brick work can be finished by midweek and the skip, mixer and cement removed. Bloody cement gets everywhere!
  11. Stav - for a moment there I thought you had got a badger in the kitchen! You don't mess with badgers.
  12. I used to fish in Fairham Brook in the 50's when Clifton Esatate was being built. The brook was full of roach, chub and dace.
  13. Well, the bricklayer turned up at 7.30 this morning. Don't think he will last very long in the heat today. We are having an orangery built and just hoping for no delays because I am booked for a fishing trip to the highlands early Sept. Just reflecting on yesterdays tram ride from Clifton and seeing the huge changes around Wilford and the Meadows. Dads allotment by the railway embankment, Iremongers pond and Hapenny bridge that we used to jump off as kids.
  14. I used to love the hay making period. Hard work for a few pints. Could tell many stories about those years
  15. Interesting afternoon at Nottm Uni. I was a guest at the hearing science centre. I had several enlightening and enjoyable conversations with the researchers. Hopefully I will be asked to be involved in future research and have something to contribute. I parked at Clifton tram terminal and got the tram to Nottm station and changed for the Uni - what a superb service! Just £2.50 (cons) for a days runabout. Visited my mum's remembrance place and stood for a few moments thinking about us both being there 74 years ago when dad was away with the army. Then had a pint in the Navi, where the AEU meetings used to take place.