It's okay, I stay near Leominster every other weekend or so in the Summer, so its only 45 mins away. I did have a nose round but couldn't find anything appealing if I'm honest.
Loads of bits and bobs; hatchets, bills', saws and chisels. Worth a look though.
When I went to take a look back in the summer, the fella in the shop openly told me that the tools made in Africa were quite soft.... Not useless but a bit on the soft side. Apparently they've upped their game since and have the heat treatment right, so I may take another look.
I'm a sucker...
I missed it last year, which was a real shame as it looked like many bargains were to be had. I'm off this morning, hopefully to pick up another billhook and a No.6 axe.
Time for more nonsense from another Geo-toad;
What basalt clearly has in his possession is a sample of what is commonly referred to as 'rinded flint'. Whilst this terminology is not officially recognised in GS circles, it is in frequent use (for the die-hards it's commonplace in the CIRIA...
I had one of Mat's first hammocks when he was first setting out, in fact there's a review of it on here somewhere. Probably the best piece of kit I've bought aside from the Exped Downmat (which only beats it for versatility).
You guys are always two steps ahead of me :)
I'm seriously tempted by keeping bees in the wood. I may entice a local beekeeper in with a promise of a superb location in return for honey, but seeing the enjoyment folks get from it makes me want to do it myself.