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Born Again Tourist – Part 3

May 25, 2009

Commercial Row – Here you will find a stonemasons, brick-maker, basket-maker, hardware store, post-office, old printing press in a print shop, baker, draper, and chemist (I think that’s all of them).  The displays in this wing were added in 1984, and I also helped with this…while painting the big storage shelves in the hardware shop, Jeff and I ended up watering down the paint to make it go further.  We didn’t paint the backs of the side pieces as we were fast running out!  They ended up putting a big mirror in that corner and our economy is now clearly visible to all!!!

Of course, writing these blogs has been hard work, because I am biased.  Yes, I have been saddened by a couple of the changes, as they have spoiled the continuity.  The old displays were designed to lead the visitor on a journey of discovery, flowing from one area to the next, which the new layout does not have.  It’s disjointed…and I’m disappointed.

But on the whole, it was an enjoyable couple of hours…and it was free (apart from parting company with a few coins in the gift-shop!) 

At weekends, Ellis’ Windmill is also open to the public.  This is situated behind the museum on Mill Road…and is also free.  Bargain!  A visit for another day….

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41 Comments leave one →
  1. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 9:38 pm

    I have just spent several hours writing and editing this blog, adding photos, dividing it into three, and jiggling about with it. I saved Part 2 to Drafts and carried on with Part 3. When I finished that, I also saved it to Drafts…and Part 2 has bloody vanished!! I\’m flamin\’ peeved now!!!

  2. Natalia permalink
    May 25, 2009 9:50 pm

    Aw!!! Poor Sandi.It\’s a wonderfully presented blog and I adore the font. If you wrote it on Live writer, I\’m sure it\’s in there somewhere…….. (I hope!!) I have a habit of making a copy of whatever I write and storing it in an E Mail draft also. Use ful if you want to send it on to someone. Also easier to find I think. Re, Rodney givng you a paint brush, your Middle names not Del by any chance??Night Night. xxP.s Have you noticed recently that it getting very quiet in Spaces?? :oS Soon there will be old bones and cobwebs every where.

  3. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:04 pm

    Part 2 vanished when I saved Part 3, so I get the feeling that there is only room for one Draft at a time!! I wondered if Part 2 would re-appear if I saved Part 3 to the Drafts on the blog…but it wasn\’t having any of it!! I think I will just have to re-write it all…if I can remember what I wrote!! If I had just written it as one blog it would have been very long…and I get the feeling that it would have taken all day to transfer it to the blog!!I\’m very peeved!!!

  4. Mike permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:08 pm

    Might have to look at this Live Writer…..there\’s an elegance to the style you\’ve used and placement of pictures, though i don\’t blog often enough to worry about it! 🙂 I know nothing about it, but i\’m sure Natalia is right in that Part 2 is there somewhere….at least i hope so because you\’ve clearly put alot of effort into it Sandi! XxXxX

  5. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:38 pm

    Thanks, Natalia and Mike…I do hope you are right or else I will be re-writing it and cutting it a bit shorter (patience in short supply now!!)The font is called Monotype Corsiva…I wrote it down because I liked it, and didn\’t want to try every font on there until I found the right one!You live and learn…!!

  6. Curiosity permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:45 pm

    I noticed on the right hand of the screen on Live writer that it does list previous projects, perhaps the lost episode is there.

  7. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:55 pm

    It isn\’t, though! I saved 3, and 2 vanished (from the list).Right, I\’m going to note where I finished here, then scribble down what I can remember of Part 2, and re-write it tomorrow! (Stomps off grinding teeth!)

  8. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 10:56 pm

    Right, the next bit is about the Royal Lincolnshire Regiment Museum…where\’s me pen…(scribble, scribble, scribble….)

  9. Curiosity permalink
    May 25, 2009 11:11 pm

    Oooohh! will it be all uniforms, shiny buttons and blokes with big bayonets , will it, will it? Corrr!!!

  10. Sandi permalink
    May 25, 2009 11:18 pm

    There are plenty of shiny buttons and bayonets, and colours, and uniforms…ooh, talking of uniforms, I bought a couple of postcards of Andrew (ex Assistant Curator) in uniforms of the Lincolnshire Regiment 1775, and Lincolnshire Yeomanry uniform c1910. I might add them to the photo album…yes, I will….

  11. Eileen permalink
    May 26, 2009 10:09 am

    That is an impressive building! I\’m going to have to come back later and have a proper look (I\’m in the office alone this afternoon – plenty of time then!)xx

  12. Sandi permalink
    May 26, 2009 11:36 am

    I am going to re-write Part 2 this evening. I think that I have it all down, more or less as I originally wrote it…I just hope I haven\’t left anything out!

  13. Sandi permalink
    May 26, 2009 8:12 pm

    Another picture that I took of the school-room will be used in a forth-coming blog…Beef of the Day.These photos show things as we built them back in the 80s…spot the magnolia paint! (If you can!)

  14. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 12:46 am

    What is going on here?!!! I finally get Part 3 published…and it ends up taking Part 1s place after A Bit Of A Do!!

  15. Curiosity permalink
    May 28, 2009 6:51 am

    Odd. Part three is even dated 25th. My first attempt on Live writer replaced my last blog when I previewed it but on the actual space it was all ok.Something amiss with your entries. Shame after all your work and effort put in.

  16. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 8:27 am

    How odd…. it\’s replaced part 1 but left the comments.Shame it doesn\’t hold the same good memories you used to have, but at least it was a nice day. Thank you for sharing (even though it took so long and messed you about).Have a lovely day xxx

  17. Princess permalink
    May 28, 2009 8:49 am

    Yo Sandi! Aaaw whenever I see a windmill, I always think of Windy Miller!!! Hope u have a Fab day 2day! Luv PF XXX

  18. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 11:03 am

    I\’m just going outside to have the screaming ab-dabs….I may be some time…!Isn\’t it enough to drive anyone round the bend…?!! I know that in future I will write it all out on paper, first, then blog it seperately, rather than trying to save it to Drafts…I\’m wondering if that is where all the problems have come from?! Grrrr!!!!!! (Stomps off gnashing teeth!!!!!!!!!)

  19. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 11:21 am

    I write mine in Word first and then copy and paste it in (the added benefit of spell and grammar check).When I was a kid I always dreamt of living in a converted windmill, I had even found the one I wanted in France – sadly some one has beaten me to it 😦

  20. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 11:49 am

    That\’s a good idea, Eileen, thanks. I can then write any number of entries and save \’em all, then copy and paste when I need \’em. Brilliant! I haven\’t used Word for a while, my little office assistant will be getting lonely…bless him. I just wish he\’d stop blowing himself up when I close it!! Cheeky little thing!

  21. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 12:33 pm

    I\’ve got him switched off! He does my head in with his lightbulb going off thinking he knows better than me! lol.

  22. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 12:42 pm

    I love the little robot…but there are other office assistants to choose from. I love the way he leans against the side tapping his foot when he\’s bored…bless.

  23. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 12:50 pm

    Lol.. I may have to go check him out.. it\’s always the first thing I close when setting new computers up! Like the autofix – when working in the building trade if I type soffit I do mean soffit not office! lol

  24. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 12:55 pm

    Lol.. I\’ve got a cat! Oh how the little things keep us happy 🙂

  25. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 1:08 pm

    Ah, good old soffits, facias and bargeboards…where would we be without \’em! I find the predictive text on the mobile extremely infuriating, so that is the first thing hat gets binned…bloody annoying!! With the spell-check thingy, I find it quite amusing when the words offered are nothing like my word…some of them are really strange!! LOL!!

  26. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 1:17 pm

    My dad\’s like that! I use mine though it means I can text quicker, but mine has a learning facility so it remembers what I\’m likely to say. When I had a nokia it drove me nuts.

  27. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 2:05 pm

    I\’ve got Robert\’s hand-me-down Motorola Razr. Raz-rrr…more like grrr! If I want to use it outdoors, I have to find somewhere faily dark, as the reflective surface makes it impossible to see the blasted keys. Why do phones now all have to be high-gloss and super shiny? I would like to be able to use the thing without being blinded by it!!!

  28. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 2:45 pm

    Lol.. I\’ve got a Samsung (my own with a 5 meg camera) and an LG Viewty (works also with a 5 meg camera although this one is the better camera it\’s the worst phone.. it\’s touch screen and I still haven\’t learnt how to just dial numbers – I\’ve had it 13 months and I only just realised I could do video phonecalls).

  29. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 3:11 pm

    Sometimes, I wonder if all this technology isn\’t too much! Phones these days seem to have more and more whistles and bells, when all a lot of people want is a simple phone to talk to people with…or text and take photos. That\’s all I want…not super-shiny with all the latest gadgets and gizmos. The novelty has worn off, for me, and finding a new phone gets ever more frustrating!!!

  30. Eileen permalink
    May 28, 2009 3:21 pm

    Jay had a razr, he managed to break it in record time, I always manage to make mine last till the contracts up – although my Viewty keeps crashing.. roll on September, then I get my new phone (with 8 meg camera) .. maybe I should just buy a camera? My Samsung G600 is a great phone Sandi, never had a problem with it, easy to text and use.

  31. Mike permalink
    May 28, 2009 4:07 pm

    Had the same phone for about 4 years now a Motorola Dolce & Gabbana (sounds posh lol) great phone, though i\’m just starting to get problems with it ie cutting out during conversations so will be looking for a new one soon! So your still having roblems with Live Writer then Sandi?

  32. commander permalink
    May 28, 2009 4:18 pm

    I\’m joining in here …sandi technology is a pain so don\’t chase it ,i don\’t .I have a mobile my second in ten years .It is the cheapest i could get at tesco and it …makes phone calls .I hardly ever carry it lest i am travelling but only turn it on if i make a call .Last year i spent ten pounds on top ups ….?I carry no music players except an of tune whistle and hum.I have no interest in g3 or instant tea i care not a jot what others have got .i don\’t now how old my car is or what the letters on the number plate mean .There are no Jones \’s living next door and i answer the door in my pj\’s so technology and fashion ? they can keep it and i will keep my money and stay out of debt .Oh and don\’t ring cus i on\’t answer any way lol XXX bye sweetie keep it simple keep it real and leave the stress to the wannabee\’s

  33. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 9:28 pm

    Hello gorgeous, hope you had a lovely weekend?I\’m not bothered about all this technology…that\’s why I just want a plain old mobile that gives me talk, text and camera, You can keep all the gadgets and gizmoes…my computer is basic, all I want in that department is a big memory. As long as stuff works, I\’m happy, but I prefer the history…when times were simpler, slower, less stressful. And as I have mentioned before, my dream holiday would be aboard a sailing ship in the middln empty ocean, wih no computers, mobile phones, MP3 players, etc…just the basic technology that is essential to safety, etc……(big sigh)

  34. Sandi permalink
    May 28, 2009 9:28 pm

    …(sigh)…well, back to my hand-stitching…

  35. Sandi permalink
    May 29, 2009 2:52 pm

    Another blog is in the pipeline for this evening…I have something that I must get off my chest!!

  36. Eileen permalink
    May 29, 2009 3:25 pm

    My dream holiday… deserted island… with lakes and things, no phones or anything.. just drop me off and collect me in a month..

  37. Natalia permalink
    May 29, 2009 4:42 pm

    Erhem……… Cough! Cough! it\’s not phlegm is it Sandi?? ;o) xx

  38. Mike permalink
    May 29, 2009 6:58 pm

    Oops…..Sandi is gonna go off on one….almost glad i\’m heading back to work! 🙂 xxx

  39. Sandi permalink
    May 29, 2009 7:46 pm

    Nah, Natalia, got rid of the cold…at last!!Eileen…I\’ll come and join you…you can have one end and I\’ll have the other. I\’ll take loads of pens, pencils and paper, and a few books…(sigh)…Calm down, Mike…I don\’t think the next blog will concern you…now, where\’s me soapbox…!!! ;-D

  40. commander permalink
    May 29, 2009 8:05 pm

    if it\’s about MP\’S don\’t bother .

  41. Sandi permalink
    May 29, 2009 8:41 pm

    Don\’t worry, sweetie, it ain\’t…!

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