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Ginger beer and renewable energy

June 18, 2012

At times today the thermometer by the back door hit 20c. That’s more like it – although it couldn’t resist raining a little too. To celebrate this sudden summer arrival Lisa, Fina and I met for afternoon tea/ginger beer/lemonade and sat outside at Cranks at the somewhat prosaically  rebranded “The Shops at Dartington”.  The name doesn’t do much for me because the shops at Dartington means the Village Stores ( a pretty good local shop and post office) and the Garage  – rather than the shops selling overpriced frippery (moan, moan, moan).

I had a Bakewell Tart (a little dry on top and not enough jam) and a Fentimans ginger beer (oddly pale coloured, but tasted OK), but the company was excellent.

This evening Jane encouraged me to attend one of  Dartington’s Great Debates. This one was about on shore wind power: good speakers, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby and in conjunction with Tresoc which is a worthwhile local renewable energy enterprise. Having cycled up to Dartington Hall I was in need of some renewable energy myself when I got there.

I had Luscombe hot ginger beer which was a more satisfying experience than the earlier one though perhaps not as spicy as I’d imagined.

Same could be said for the debate really.

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