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My First Night on Exmoor

Friday 19th June 2015

I arrived at Westermill Farm at about 17.30. It had taken me almost two-hours to get there from home and but for a series of cleaning tasks and last-minute packing, I’d have like to have been there a little earlier, following a half-day at work. In fear of what the southbound traffic could be like on a sunny Friday afternoon, I took the A38 south as far as Bridgwater (J23), by which time I could glance over the railings to see the M5 was running quite smoothly.

It was then that I joined the motorway as far as Junction 25, before following A-roads and B-roads past the Brendon Hills and in to the heart of Exmoor.

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Yandles Spring Show – 5th-6th April 2013

Earlier today, I did indeed complete the drive south down to Yandles for the annual spring woodworking show (they also hold an autumn show in September, in case you didn’t know.

While I was there, I made the brave effort to get my camera out and to shoot a brief sequence of video clips that would give an impression of what’s available at one of these shows. It was a big step for me and I had to overcome a lot of anxiety to simply get my camera out of its bag, whilst walking alone through such a heavily occupied arena. Above, you can see the results of my work and an hour’s worth of editing this evening.

There’s a little more detail to follow if you read on below this line but I do welcome your comments, thoughts, opinions and feedback. 🙂

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End of the Road?

I’ll give you a warning in advance… This rant is going to go slightly off-topic!!

Why is it that, whenever something good happens, the bad news is rarely very far away?

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Another Day Out

Following on from a recent trip down to Plymouth to purchase a pillar drill; I spent Friday driving around the southern counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire, after winning an Elektra Beckum PK200 table saw [now branded Metabo] in an eBay auction (I had a few other items to drop off while I was down there.).

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A Car-azy Day Out!

It’s been a long day, spent mostly sat in the driver’s seat of my car. In the process, I’ve covered a good three-hundred miles… And I now have a new pillar drill to show for it!

Axminster ED16B Pillar Drill.

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