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  1. March 19, 2013

    I don’t recall if it was this one, but I remember eating under a few windmills of a Van de Kamp through the years. Thanks, Vickie.

    • March 19, 2013

      You’re welcome, Mr.! I’m working on the post I promised you for Saturday 🙂

      • March 19, 2013

        No hurry. No pressure, Vickie. Thanks.

      • March 19, 2013

        No pressure, my pleasure 🙂

  2. March 19, 2013

    Oh Lordy
    Really V?
    Such things existed?
    I can’t stop humming the tune to ‘a mouse lived in a windmill in old Amsterdam…’
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • March 19, 2013

      The main bakery, in a similar motif but on a tremendous scale had been abandoned for years, but recently it was restored and is now classroom space for a State Jr. College.

      • March 19, 2013

        Dear V
        That is too amusing and if they don;t have a college song, they should have…
        Yours ever
        The Perfumed Dandy

      • March 19, 2013

        And, classes in baking and culinary arts 😉

  3. March 19, 2013

    Oh I like that.Wonderfully fake but wonderful.We only have real ones over here.I have always wanted to live in a converted windmill as they are available in Britain and that with the serious case of vertigo I have.Of course I would settle also for an Irish fortified tower house always incorrectly called castles.I can see myself clanking around in chain mail now.

    • March 19, 2013

      I hope there was a serious insulating garment under that chilly chain mail… Just thinking about a fortified tower house is giving me the chills – and it’s 70 degrees here (or 21 C).

  4. March 19, 2013

    If I were really wearing one they have leather under padded long jerkins to make them more comfortable and as part of the protection.

    • March 19, 2013

      Oh, that doesn’t seem at all adequate — I was thinking more of an eiderdown suit 😉

  5. March 19, 2013

    The Irish Tower houses have very,very thick walls.However if they have become wet due to lack of roof and you are planning to convert to actually live in one they have to first get a roof on and then take many years to dry out before you proceed with the conversion.Rather a serious unwarrented reply.Got my historians hat on.

    • March 19, 2013

      I have an architect in the family who told me when I was young that with proper insulation you could heat a room with a light bulb – assuming there wasn’t a pond on the floor and there was a roof overhead. I like your historian’s hat – and don’t be afraid to remind me about Leslie (Howard) and Robin (Lloyd Wright)…

  6. March 19, 2013

    Well drat to those Medieval armour makers.I only know of these mysteries because i have friend who does re-enactments.He is a very eccentric character and i have seen him before on the train going to a photo shoot wearing full medieval ankle reaching chain mail,a conical helmet and carrying a huge sword and shield.As he is very tall and around seven foot tall once the helmet is added you can well imagine he is quite a sight.I think in America he might be arrested over here no one bothers him.

  7. March 19, 2013

    Thanks Vickie,rest assured I will remind you.

  8. March 19, 2013

    Wish I could heat my house like that.My central heating is now beyond repair.A lower roof is leaking-sorry no pond.The house is all stone with walls that are almost two foot thick but gets very cold at times.Hope to get it all fixed soon.

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