May 9th, 2006

Fishy Circumstances

National Mills Weekend

This coming weekend, May 13-14th, will be National Mills Weekend in the UK. At least 100 mills will be open to the public, producing stone-ground flour, much of which should be for sale. Many of the mills which open for National Mills Weekend are not normally open to the public. If windmills or watermills interest you, this'll be a mighty fine weekend to go out and be a mill tourist.

If you're in another European country and interested in mill tourism, there might be a national mills day or weekend forthcoming there too.

While I'll be back in the UK for part of the mills weekend (S.W. is picking me up at the airport for it!), I entirely missed the Sultan's Elephant. What an amazing spectacle! I'm sorry I missed it. I'm glad that so many people did get to see it, and I could live vicariously through their spellbound hours.

Update: I can catch the Sultan's Elephant on the continent later this year! Who knows... it could happen.