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Seaton, Devon, England

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And secondhandtools?? Well, we have just added 2 Stanley 71 Router Planes and 2 Record 071. One of the latter is for spares and has already sold. See Page 3 of Woodworking for all the details and pics. Router planes - Stanley or Record - are popular with customers. Also added Britool Torque Wrench, an Adjustable Wrench by Toyang and a King Dick Drive Ratchet. Plus a Hasler Swiss Made Speed Indicator.

Just had a brilliant few days. A friend of many years (he and Gerry probably go back to 7 or 8 years old) came down. Sadly his wife of over 50 years had died but it was great to see him. Friday we went down to The Harbour for a drink and a chat, stayed on for dinner (Friday is their Fish Night) and hasd some great mackerel. Gerry & friend had Eton Mess (sadly I am diabetic and have to miss out). Saturday and Sunday they went off to Wiscombe Hill Climb. Definitely one for the enthusiasts but they both really enjoyed it and of course the weather was good. Havind done all the boring chores I settled for a walk around Holyford Blue Bell Woods and then on Sunday a 4+ mile walk which caused a bit of confusion with my insulin requirements. Saturday pm we met a friend from their childhood at West Bay, Dorset and friend made his way home to London on Monday. We had a great time - and the good weather was definitely a bonus.
Gosh, what a difference the sunshine makes! We took our 7 year old grand daughter to a Fossil Festival at Lyme Regis. May 5th. Absolutely brilliant. A lot of different stalls. Great informative helpers. Well laid out information. Grand daughter loved it. She and friend also really enjoyed a Saturday at Seaton Wetlands at the end of April. And got to know a (friendly) harrier hawk. Amazing bird. Gerry & I love the Wetlands. The Discovery Hut is staffed by volunteers Saturday to Monday, 10am to 4pm. When the hut is open you can find out more about the Wetlands, hire pond-dipping equipment and purchase drinks and snacks (ice creams, biscuits and cereal bars). If you are local or visiting then visit the Wetlands. Push chair friendly, wheelchair friendly, scooter friendly! Wonderful bird songs. Lovely place to walk.
We met family and their family at the Symondsbury Kitchen near Bridport Sunday 8th. A great place - spacious, good food, brilliant staff. If I had any comment I think a bit more time before our lunch was served so we could have a glass of wine and natter and possibly slightly larger portions! Then we wandered around Symondsbury and could only step back and enjoy the whereabouts. Well worth a visit and almost a step back in time.
The weather is warming up and our area at The Vintage Shed is full - and we do have some lovely garden tools. I have just started to do a few things in the garden and especially have to look at the herbs we have. I cook with herbs and it is great if you can pick them in the garden.

If you are down our way come and visit us at The Vintage Shed, Colyton, and / or Lyme Regis Antique & Craft Centre on the Esplanade at Lyme.

Anyhow, if you are in the area, come and see us. Tell us what you are looking for.

Christmas was chaotic and fun. Hopefully the wet and windy months are past and everything is moving towards Spring.
So come and have a look round our two Retail Outlets - The Vintage Shed in Colyton (open 7 days a week) and Lyme Antique & Craft Centre also 7 days a week .
Below we have put two items - not our usual range - but found when we were clearing through things. I think they will probably go to the Vintage Shed.

ITT Stereo Headphones. Model SKH8. Probably the same era but again not really used - still in their plastic and box. .

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Two items a bit out of our normal but found when clearing through stuff.
A Cannon Sure Shoot (1982) - just opened, never used.

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