Monday, 23 July 2012

Two Days of Sun - is Summer Finally Here???

Well we woke this morning to sun streaming through the windows, nothing better to get you motivated to get up and about. We were cycling back to Hartshill to pick up the Bongo and decided to go back into Nuneaton to have a look round in the sun.

We got parked ok and strolled through the town again, everything seems so much better in the sunshine. It's a shame the River Anker runs under part of the town and not made a feature of, although there is a small pleasant garden area it does run through where we stopped for a coffee.  

There are some lovely old buildings in the town and we came across a fantastic hardware shop, Nuneaton Toolbox. I spotted a small galvanised bucket outside which I had been looking out for and so went inside, it was amazing there were just rows of shelves and literally 'stuff' everywhere I'm sure they must have stocked anything you could possibly want ... and more, we also found the tea and coffee stain remover that we have been looking high and low for that as we have two stainless steel mugs that we used when we are on the move that have become very stained, not for much longer. Anything hardware this is your place, a huge variety of padlocks, bolts of every shape and size puts places like B&Q and Homebase to shame.  It was so amazing James took these photos.

Situated in the George Eliot Building

Just one aisle of many 

And another

Another building that I liked the look of
We stopped off at Asda for a couple of bits and with these loaded onto the bikes it was back to Lois Jane.  The Cobb BBQ was lit ready for the burgers and as the solar panels had done a really good job and started to earn their keep we didn't need to run the engine to charge the batteries, the Smart Gauge was saying 100% and that was with the fridge running overtime all day (it was 32c inside as it had been shut up all day), the only downside to this was no hot water (as the last was used showering when we got back), and we hadn't had the Eberspacher on for the hot water either, so once the burgers were cook James filled the kettle and and put it on the Cobb and hey presto hot water for washing up.  What a very 'green' day, for a change.  

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