What to do at the weekend?

Well there was the local steam rally at the Hoops pub at Bassingbourn. John was there with his steam roller (one or two of the steam engines might come to the Scything Festival at Wimpole). There was one very interesting steam roller called William which actually belonged to the Cambridge Corporation and in fact was only disposed of as late as 1963 (and only then because the driver retired and nobody else wanted to drive it!!!!)  Then there was the ‘Weird Wood Festival’ -plenty to see and do, mostly related to woody things. Star attraction for me? The wood sculptor who carved the 1920s style girls- see if you can find them in the gallery. The pole lathe turned mushrooms were very good and so were the hazel flowers (especially the coloured ones). I also liked the large willow sculptures and the fretwork. Then there were the massive dining room tables- excellent for the children, a sort of ‘Alice in Wonderland’. Plenty of ideas here and a few contacts, especially the mobile sawmill man.

About Sadeik

You may ask why "Sadeik" well it means friend in arabic. Worked in Jordan a lot doing tree surgery you see. I have worked in forestry since I left school with a two years in Telecom. Went back to forestry and tree surgery as it may not have paid as much but was far more interesting and dangerous. Spent a lot of years mountaineering, caving and canoeing too. At 29 I went to Bangor University to study Forestry and soil science then did an MSc in Water engineering all very interesting. By a quirk of fate in 1995 ended up helping sort out the woodland and park at Wimpole, funny thing was then I only intended to stay six months or so, but 18 years later I'm still here learning all the time. That's the best bit, if I wasn't able to learn something new every year I would not have stayed and as you get older you realise that the grass is not so green in the next field after all. In fact my patch is getting greener while much of the rest is getting browner.
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