Cold air is heavier than warm air. Most of us know this...but did you know cold air drives a windmill faster than warm air? Apparently the light breeze we had yesterday wouldn't have moved the sails of the St Anna windmill in the summer. Instead we had a beautifully spinning windmill. We learnt this and other facts thanks to two lovely volunteers, who took 3 hours out of their … [Read more...] about Lessons from a windmill visit
What image does the word carnival invoke in you? Some scantily clad ladies in Rio or this: Not likely! Or this? I bet you didn't even think pancakes! Yet it's all linked: a final big party before Lent, finishing off the tempting bits still in the larder. Unbelievable how different the manifestations of carnival are, isn’t it? I really love how the … [Read more...] about Carnival- Let’s party!