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... and Rick, as my spouse, was invited to come to the Poetry Declamation competition one wintery evening.
While sipping a nice red in the headmaster's study afterwards and milling about with the parents and other spouses (all wives as it was a boys' school and I was one of the few women teachers), I noticed Rick chatting to Prince Michael of Kent.
I asked him later what they'd been talking about, assuming he knew who he'd actually been talking to. Wrong.
I have no idea what it was all about really but it seemed to be a combination of an Australian Education Week Open Day, May Day festivities and some kind of fancy dress and fancy float competition, with a whole bunch of truly tacky and horrific rides to finish up with.
What was on Friday before a pristine, chocolate-box Cotswold village had been turned into Luna Park overnight.
First there was the arrival by coach and ...
... I made a mad dash into a shop on the pathway, grabbing a new pair of shoes, and boarded the bus before half of our fellow travelers. I hate to admit but my choice of footwear was off a titch. I desperately needed another pair of comfortable, closed shoes as my Danskos were starting to kill and it was too cold for Chacos. Next was my lovely Bampton, much smaller than in seems on ...
... at about 5:30 and got back to the flat at a minute past 8. We tried 3 places for dinner before we found a place that was open and had a nice easy dinner - we ended up at another pub up the road. We talked to a couple of girls who had been to the football at the Wembley (their team had lost and therefore won't go up to the Premier League.) It was an okay night but it took an hour for the food to come out.
Tomorrow: touristy stuff in London.
... thru twice. Meal options were way more varied than we could accommodate. Even the river looked different on the return trip. Our first few days were more consumed by maintaining control of the boat and locking thru safely. We actually had more time to look around as we returned upriver. Also, using some additional time to stay in one location for a day or two really allowed us to snoop without being too obvious.
For us, not going for distance was the best choice. We ...