Sunday, February 13, 2005

Penny slot machine fun in the countryside.


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Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
It's about a 40 minute drive from our house to where the slot machines are, just behind Beeston Castle at the Candle Workshops. Its well sign-posted thankfully so found it quite easily despite the circuitous route down the winding country lanes, past farms and waterlogged fields. We'd not not known about it if it hadn't been for a short clip about the slot machine museum on a local news programme on television last week. For £5 you get 60 big old pennies to play with, and what great fun! The phrase "worth every penny" never seemed so appropriate!
The only thing missing really was a crane machine but they had lots of other interesting diorama's and automata that I remember from my holidays at the seaside- The Drunkard's Dream, The Haunted Graveyard, the Gillotine.
When we came out it was snowing but luckily it stopped by the time we'd got up the road a few miles.
James came over to play with Archie in the afternoon and they could be heard three or four streets away giggling and screaming and firing bits of potato at each other in the back garden.
Hazel washed the mud, leaves,twigs and accumulated debris of the weekend off the car and took it back to Audrey. I loaded all my slot machine photos onto Flickr and had fun writing suitable notes to accompany them.

16 comments:

Syl said...

What a great day, Michael! And well I remember the trip to Beeson Castle. Have a pic I'll flickr...we got lost on the descent, a wrong path! Hazel had to wave volly in air to not get separated! Lovely country there. And Hazel led us to wonderful little shops. Archie took on the eagle and snow-owl. All in all, perfect.
Those slots sound very tempting, I'd say!

hazel said...

HAzel said ....luckily it was only mud and twigs I had to wash off the car..it was very nearly a cat!!!

Roger Stevens said...

Did you leave the cat on the car then?

Ed Giecek said...

The cat'z in the well. Didn't you hear Roger?

Ed Giecek said...

The cat'z in the well. Didn't you hear Roger?

michael said...

Did we do all that in one day Syl? I cant remember that far back!
A black cat crossed our path near the Slots but Hazel managed to avoid squashing it on the road with some nifty driving skills! I was chastised from throwing my hands out and trying to grab the wheel - just a nervous reaction! Hazel is a good driver but you meet so many idiots on the roads these days- its quite frightening to watch them overtake on bends and swerve round lines of traffic etc. gulp!
Ding dong, well. thats about all.

michael said...

What do they mean by HTML tags?

Syl said...

Gulp! a black cat?!
Can't remember either Michael...lol...but check out here http://photos5.flickr.com/4811313_6d7711440f.jpg

Syl said...

Gulp! A black cat?! Sounds like a close one Hazel!
Michael, can't remember either but a few posts on flickr for you and Hazel.

Roger Stevens said...

I'm waiting for the chicken pie to cook.

Thought you'd like to know that.

michael said...

Flickr is having a massage apparently so cant see your photos Syl. Hopefully they will return later.
Chap coming again tomeasure up the shed for the surveyor. men coming tomorrow to pull it down! OOer, better go and shift all that wood inside.

Roger Stevens said...

Here's how the tags work. I experimented on Syl's.

If you want to put a word in bold - just before the word put the b in the little > brackets. Then, after the word put the same b but with / in front of it - and again in the little brackets. leave a space either side. The i is for italics. Not sure what a stands for.

And it works like this! Tra laaaaaaaaa!!!

swapatorium said...

What a great day. I would be in there for hours!

The html "a" is underline.

Syl said...

aha...so THAT's what you were doing, Roger. Now I'm going back to experiment

michael said...

So what you have to do is make a bold statement and hope that it comes out bold.

michael said...

I see what you mean. Thanks Roger for the nifty hints!