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... home of around 12 years now.
Last time we visited them in France in the midst of their house renovations, we were most impressed with their French language skills. It's quite a leap from French in Action and navigating cafes to ordering stuff from plumbers!
We didn't make it to the Quaker Meeting House in Broad Campden (they're Quakers and Buddhists-- the two sit easily together) but we did squeeze in a walk through town which is de rigeur for any ...
... just because they could.
The Butes were hilariously extravagant as only rich Victorians can be, google them if ever you are in need of a high society giggle. Amongst other things, they built a house with the sole purpose of hurting the eyes. Gold plating, mosaics, woodcarving, peacock wallpaper, the works. It was an attack of the senses, but even so, if you shut out the rest and only looked at the details, they were quite beautiful. My favourites were ...
... amount of things in Britain; Railways, tunnels, ships, bridges (including Bristol's beautiful Clifton Suspension Bridge), pre-fab hospitals in the Crimea ware … ah, you can just search Wikipedia for the whole story.
So it was a really joy to see his handiwork up close - the boat is amazing, but so is the work that went into is rescue after sitting in the Falklands for 80 years, and its ongoing conservation and preservation is ...
... game and decided to join in, biting and snapping my fishing rod in half. Badge and I both stumbled backwards in shock and disbelief.
Winnie, was out to get us.
Eventually we both made it to the top of the hill, but with no escape we had to jump a barbed wire fence to get to our destination.... The Roman camps. At this point you have to watch the video. And I am done.
Last night I worked in the pub with Steph and Jon because it was set to be a really busy night, ...
As I was going to leave, I found the Ukuleles. I have decided that I am going to get one. I don't know when, I don't know where, but I must have one of these extremely light, not quite guitars!
My phone went flat when I was there, so it was a bit of a gamble on how I was going to get home, but somehow I managed to walk in the right direction and get home.
Tonight I went to a circus ...