Sunday, 26 September 2010

Napton news and a sign of approachng cold weather.

Today I have fitted our new chimney, stainless steel, just hope it lasts a bit longer than the old black mild steel ones. They seem to collapse into a heap of iron oxide after a year or so. The only problem is that my sad little battery drill can't manage to go through the stainless so the coolie hat is just sitting on top, held only by the force of gravity. I wonder how long it will be before a slight contact with a bridge (I never hit them of course) will deposit it into the murky depths?
We stopped yesterday at Napton, The Folly is closed again, the new tenants having failed to make a go of it, they lasted four months. It also looks possible that the village shop may be on its way, it has been up for sale for eighteen months and has attracted no interest. The post office are closing the branch in the shop as well, could be the final nail in the coffin.
And on that cheerful note I will go and watch the semi-finals of the snooker.

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