Leicester 24 -27/2

Only a few days to visit all the pubs in Leicester.

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Bank account done through the back door. Joint account with Patrick for a start. Without further proof I am then able to open my own account!!!

20.6C today. This is highest recorded temp in winter in the area. Locals have been saying the weather is balmy. Maybe I’ve brought a bit of Queensland.

Lucky I say.

Tuesday 27/2

Showers done. Aloe Vera wipes give me an easy option in the cold in a grotte group house.

Exercises done with the elastic Powertube.

Screwfix now. Yes no joking! That’s the name for the local Bunnings.

At Screwfix one stands in an entrance room and looks through a catalogue and orders at the counter. No up close or personal with the tools. They even have ikea style pencils to write down the item number.

Market Harborough signs so off we go. 14miles from Leicester.

Dad was born there in about 1922. We find graves x4 for people named Woods, his birth name.

John born 1874 & Ada 1877

Joseph died 1968 aged 74 and Ivy in 1953 age 55. See above.

John died 1912 aged 70 & Jessie in 1926 aged 73years. See below if you can.

And George who died 1924 at 30yrs

Melton Mowbray is famed for the beginning of pork pies. We wander to the best shop and yes, they are good. Online orders accepted.

I see a stall with Harris tweed jackets, but at £160 it stays there.

Then onto a deer park at Wollaton near Nottingham. Grand old house and stable block converted to tea rooms on a broad acerage on which two deer herds graze. Nice walk around the lake.

A quick pint at the Admiralty Rodney then home.

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