Sunday 18th December at Wimpole Hall Cambs.
Simon had been busy converting some Black Walnut into beautiful things. Apparently this is a West African game (looks a bit like backgammon), it is called Mancala and there are many variants such as Oware
The latest piece of kit for Simon's workshop – a wood fuelled space heater. Electric fan on the end blasts the heat out of the end. We were not cold! It worked out quite well as a BBQ as well.
Alistair had been baking again – homemade chocolates with ginger and brandy.
I was most disappointed that he had not brought the latest design of fire with him.
Once again the Wimpole group has managed to spawn another creative mind!
This fold up shave-horse was inspired by Gavin Phillip’s wall mounted version seen last year. This folds into a very small box. Mike Vilhauer is working on a pole lathe as we speak and we may be lucky to see it at the Ball!
Some of the group were just happy to drink and be merry (and warm).
Thanks for the hospitality Simon (and the chunk of Black Walnut).