It's upon me and virtually nothing on my before I go "TO DO List" is complete.............my darling step-dad, Bob has taken gravely ill and we have held vigil at the hospital. All thankfully, is looking up. Guilt is my current partner as we pray for his continued improvement.
So, off it is to the charming village of Sherborne England, south of London, in what is known as "Thomas Hardy Country" of thatched cottages, castle ruins, medieval squares and an abundance of charm.
clotted cream. Have you ever had the real clotted cream, from Devon? OMG!
5 weeks! My gratitude is unending
(Dear Father Time....... please go slowly)
I can feel him practically breathing down my neck, we'll be so much closer......All I have to do is.....
bring 'Pride and Predjudice'
Or write about My own Mr. Darcy But since I will be attempting non-fiction the fates are against me.
Having been many times and having taken numerous small groups over the years visiting gardens and antiquing, I have learned so much; and often the hard way
CLERK "mind your own business!" was the sharp retort
ME "I am sorry, you must have misunderstood. I was inquiring on the plant name"
CLERK "mind your own business!" in a stronger tone
ME: "I uh, well I uh only...."
CLERK: "Oh it's been so long since an American asked.......bending over laughing.....that is what the plant is called here!"
Note to anyone interested, we refer to it as 'Baby Tears'. Helxine is the botanical name
ME: "Isn't that dangerous, a bit overkill?" thinking to myself, this is a very old building
Note: torch = flashlight
MIND THE LORRY'S
then the ominous DANGER; LORRY'S AHEAD!
What kind of an animal is this?! How big are they???
Note; Lorry = Truck
Note; Boot = Trunk, as in "Come, open your trunk and sell from it!"
ME "Do you possibly offer a beverage other than tea?"
TEA ATTENDANT: "Squash"
ME "Did you say Squash, as in juice?"
T. ATTENDANT; "yes mam, I did"
ME: "Then squash it is", ever so meekly
T. ATTENDANT; "There you are, do enjoy!"
ME......wait this is...... o r a n g e juice, freshly "squashed"
Stay tuned, life is an adventure and I will take you with me, vicariously.
I never traverse the straight and narrow, but the "road unseen", Consequences? ALWAYS..........
Anything I should look for over there while shopping? Do tell!
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