Sunday, April 08, 2007

Sharpenhoe Clappers


Yesterday we took a drive over to Sharpenhoe Clappers - it is only down the road but we had never been. It was a fabulous clear day and you can see that there are magnificent views, there are very few hills in Bedfordshire so it is quite exciting finding one and being on top of one!

It is chalky like the rest of the hills over this way, apparently formed from fish bones. The ice age stopped to form the 'cliff' of the clappers. It is a National Trust Site and they say:
"Reputedly haunted, Sharpenhoe Clappers is a classic chalk escarpment and part of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is crowned with traces of an Iron Age hill-fort and an impressive beech wood."

As you can see an ideal place to try out your binoculars. According to some web sites it says you can see Milton Keynes - but I couldn't see anything that made me realise I was looking at MK - certainly you couldn't see as far as the snowdome and the Theatre, which are the only land marks that I could think would stand out!


We also went to the Co-op in Barton Le Clay, as when we bought the car Feb 2005, they were part of the co-op now and we handed over out divi card. A couple of months ago we recieved 4 X £47 of vouchers....so we thought we had better spend them. Not bad something for nothing eh.

Got my rubber stamps out and started making some cards - thinking of the next challenge.

We all sat down and watched a Night at the Museum last night - it was quite good - but I kind of feel it could have been better. Having caught the end of Starsky and Hutch the night before seemed like Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are always on the TV!

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