The walk from Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea took over an hour in the baking sun (30°C?) and was one of the dullest and excessively hot walks I’ve ever done! Continue reading “Leigh-on-Sea, Essex”
It’s worth an overnight stay in Hull if only to walk the splendid old-town streets and visit the art gallery. Our hotel, a Premier Inn, is quite basic, as you would expect, but it’s just fine. It’s on the edge of a trading estate so no great views, but it’s just a minute’s walk from the old-town.
The IBM card punch is my all-time favourite machine! Its purpose was to punch holes in cards that would subsequently be read by a computer and interpreted as either instructions or data. There was a lovely clunky feel to the keyboard and a sequence of clicking sounds as the current card was ejected and another one brought down ready to be punched.