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Post by Stanley » 19 Sep 2018, 07:06

Like you, I like walking at my own pace Sue......
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Post by Sue » 19 Sep 2018, 11:17

We did about 5 miles in two and a quarter hours, over some rough ground above Whiworth. We got the photos but up on the tops in the old quarry the wind was wild and it was a bit treacherous when the path went near the edge. However we feel invigorated if a little wind swept.
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Post by Stanley » 20 Sep 2018, 02:55

I'll bet you did, that was a gusty wind yesterday. Those quarries are where all the old Rossendale flags came from for the weaving sheds. Bad bed so they had to plane them to make them flat which gave them a ridged surface.
I missed shed yesterday, I think I am slowing down a bit........ I read instead.
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Post by Sue » 20 Sep 2018, 06:19

Off to the Cotswolds, back Sunday evening
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Post by Stanley » 21 Sep 2018, 03:39

Ah, you young people, always gadding about! Have a nice time whatever you are doing.....
Shopping today of course. If I do get in the shed I am on straight turning after yesterdays fraught experience with broken taps! Why do we do things like this? Masochism I reckon......
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Post by Sue » 21 Sep 2018, 06:39

Warwick castle today. Off for breakfast now
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Post by Wendyf » 21 Sep 2018, 06:51

I can recommend Berkeley Castle if you are down that way Sue!

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Post by Stanley » 21 Sep 2018, 06:51

Full English Sue, you'll need it to keep warm on the battlements!
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Post by Sue » 21 Sep 2018, 07:50

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I can recommend Berkeley Castle if you are down that way Sue!
I have been there Wendy, Bob worked in Berkeley for about 10 years before he went to Anglesey. We had a mobile home in the reidential park there. I remained in Rochdale with the girls and Bob worked there during the week at Berkeley Technology centre. It was next door to the nuclear oower station.
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Sue wrote:
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I can recommend Berkeley Castle if you are down that way Sue!
I have been there Wendy, Bob worked in Berkeley for about 10 years before he went to Anglesey. We had a mobile home in the reidential park there. I remained in Rochdale with the girls and Bob worked there during the week at Berkeley Technology centre. It was next door to the nuclear oower station.
Well that's a surprise! When was he there? I worked there for a few months in 1973.

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Post by Wendyf » 21 Sep 2018, 08:12

I worked at the castle not the power station! It's a lot more touristy now with the family having to make a fortune to pay for the upkeep.
Then I shall recommend a visit to the gardens at Spetchley outside Worcester, the Berkeley's summer home!
http://www.spetchleygardens.co.uk

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Post by Stanley » 22 Sep 2018, 02:41

We have a tour guide amongst us Sue.....
Hope to get in the shed, I think I am OK after yesterday's alarums and excursions!
I've started the day well, just written an article for the BET and it's not 7AM yet!
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Post by Sue » 22 Sep 2018, 06:08

Wendyf wrote:
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I worked at the castle not the power station! It's a lot more touristy now with the family having to make a fortune to pay for the upkeep.
Then I shall recommend a visit to the gardens at Spetchley outside Worcester, the Berkeley's summer home!
http://www.spetchleygardens.co.uk
Its one to think about another time thanks as we are on a fixed 4 day tour. When did you work at the castle. Bob was down there from about 1987-1997 and again from 2001-4 although then he lived elsewhere
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Post by Wendyf » 22 Sep 2018, 07:32

It was way back in 1973 that I was there Sue, it was an amazing place to live in. My room was in the keep, very close to the room where Edward 2nd was murdered. There were no other live in members of staff and if the Berkeley's went out for an evening there would just be me and the two little boys alone in the castle. 😨 Soon after the castle opened to the public in the spring the family decamped to Spetchley Park, where I spent a glorious summer wandering round the gardens, lake and deer park with my charges.

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Post by Sue » 22 Sep 2018, 19:27

Wow Wendy, some job
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Post by Stanley » 23 Sep 2018, 05:28

No wonder she has that air of competence and good breeding about her! Should we be calling her Ma'am?
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Post by Wendyf » 23 Sep 2018, 06:13

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No wonder she has that air of competence and good breeding about her! Should we be calling her Ma'am?
I'd appreciate that. :goodidea:

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Post by Sue » 23 Sep 2018, 15:57

Home to sun, it has been a very cold and wet trip to the Cotswolds, and the hotel eas very poor. The worst I have ever stayed in. It looked grand in a beautiful setting but let itself down. You can’t expect much on a cheap coachtrip, but decent beds, chairs, edible food and cleanliness are expected!
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Post by Stanley » 24 Sep 2018, 03:49

Hard luck Sue......
I'll try to remember Ma'am!!
Missed shed yesterday, too much cooking and washing! I'll be in there today.
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Post by Sue » 24 Sep 2018, 06:34

A swim this morning then into Rochdale to get my new glasses. French this afternoon.still no indication of when my art class will restart. No one seems to know what is wrong with the teacher but rumour says it is very serious, so sad, nice lady
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Post by Stanley » 25 Sep 2018, 03:42

I hope she recovers Sue but unfortunately life can be cruel.

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Post by Stanley » 26 Sep 2018, 03:36

Usual maintenance activities and a couple of hours in the shed making more steady progress. No rush and I love the way it slowly grows under my fingers. I'm sure this is very good for me!
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Post by Sue » 26 Sep 2018, 06:08

Bob and I are going walking this morning. This afternoon I shall carry on with some garden tidying and cut back my dying hostas. The fuschias continue to flower which is nice.
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Post by PanBiker » 26 Sep 2018, 08:31

Watching the Labour Party Conference.
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Post by Stanley » 27 Sep 2018, 02:49

This morning in the shed it's handwork finishing my linkage so no machine noise and I shall be able to listen to 'In Our Time' easily. Perfect!
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