Dear DMC,

I found the The Needle Museum quite interesting but the situation was rescued by the museum being in Redditch.

However, a word of warning: the cafe sells Cornetto ice creams, which every dull man knows is dangerously bordering on the exciting.  I took a bottle of water with me. 

Simon B

Dear Simon,

Thank you so much for this news.  We went to their web site and are really interested . . . we looking forward to traveling to Redditch . . . to Needle Mill Lane . . . to spend a lot of time at what appears to be a truly fascinating museum.

As for the Cornetto ice cream, there might be no need to be worried. We went to the ice cream company’s web site ( We see that they have vanilla. Let’s hope that, among the flavors served at this museum, they include vanilla.