We went to the market town of Otley today, mainly to buy a bottom bracket for my bike, but having taken three measurements I found I was still short of the axle length, doh! However, I did source a bolt to fasten the remover onto the axle to help remove it (time travel machine required really to go back to installation and paint thread with anti-seize). We also had pies from Weegman’s and ate them in the Butter Cross:
It’s an old market place with wooden seats held up by good Yorkshire stone supports and floor and cast iron stanchions holding up the roof. As you can see we also purchased a galvanised watering can, Jane was fed up with plastic ones that go brittle in the sun in the greenhouse.
Bought “Forgotten Household Crafts” by John Seymour (the conservationist and self-sufficiency advocate) in an Oxfam shop second-hand. I wasn’t aware the craft of home brewing was forgotten, certainly not in our house, although the brewing goes on hold at this time of year for 40 days. It’s a good old town is Otley, we bought vegetables in the market in the road along Kirkgate.
Good news yesterday too:
A payout for my uninsured losses when my Land Rover was stolen in 2009.
Also yesterday I turned a few whistles for stock. The fipples need trimming and then the mouthpiece cutting back, one’s even a Swanee whistle!
You may have noticed a change in the blog style. I’ve adopted a theme I first saw in use on Andy Coates’ Site, it’s called Duster and I like it’s clear feel. It also allows a bigger picture in posts. I’ve managed to do some cascading style sheet editing and changed the font. This is Angie STD Sans by Porchez Typofonderie I like the clarity of this font too, it says here: “Angie Sans is a low contrast incised sans serif family which was issued one year before FF Angie (won a Morisawa awards in 1990) published by FontFont in 1995. Legibility is improved by keeping letter shapes open and distinct from one another.” I am working towards moving my URL Flying Shavings from my website to this blog and adding an electronic payment system, the shop page is now being developed. Watch this space!