Different types of spin

This morning, I jumped at the chance to meet some fellow spinners at a park in York. I could only chat for an hour, if I was to get back home for our official (online) monthly meeting but it was so lovely to meet up with some of the group outside the confines of Zoom.

My phone’s gps had conveniently taken me to a place I could leave my car but directions from a passerby were needed to get me to the park gates. West Bank Park is relatively small in comparison with some but I was immediately taken with the plants at the entrance I found.

The shade was delightful and I was thankfully to find the spinners under a large tree in the park’s interior.
It was also nice to see a sign which wasn’t about social distancing.
And I was pleased to see a bit of unabashed wildness.

What I hadn’t noticed on the way in but which one of the others told me about was a windmill. Not just any old windmill but one that works and sells its own milled flour. However, upon leaving the park, I couldn’t fail to see it looking resplendent in the bright summer sunshine with a backdrop of blue sky.

Holgate Windmill

I’ve got plenty of flour to use up but look forward to trying some from this windmill in the future. It’s great to have found another source of food which is at least relatively close to me.

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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18 Responses to Different types of spin

  1. I’m pleased you had that social opportunity

  2. Going Batty in Wales says:

    How lovely to spin outside in the shade of a tree! And much safer than being indoors. There is a working windmill at St Dogmaels just outside Cardigan – I must try their flour.

  3. My favourite oatmeal comes from a mill in Lincolnshire, but it’s just too far to go unless we have other business that way. Unfortunately, with lockdown, we don’t. Good to hear you had a day out. 🙂

  4. nanacathy2 says:

    I used to work near that windmill and eat my lunch in the park, lovely to see the pictures.

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