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... which is a village set around a cotton weaving factory built back in 1816 by a very astute young man named John Owen. He was not like all the other cotton millers he actually supplied accommodation for all his workers as well as free medical treatment and cheap good quality food from their shop. The food was cheaper and better that you could buy at the local village and all the workers had 1/60th of their pay taken out for the medical treatment. ...
... just have to decide how energetic we are going to be in searching for somewhere for supper tonight. (We had skipped supper entirely last night as we were just completely ...
... photos and a couple of videos of the tattoo. Thursday 14 August We drove to Gourock to see my two Auntie and Uncles that we haven't seen in over 30 years. In fact we are not sure if I ever met my Dad's brother Billie and his wife Fay before. He is so much like my father, a quite man. My auntie Phyliss is quite the opposite and I was able to get quite a bit of information from her about the family that I didn't know. We had tongue sandwich's that I've never ...
... to catching up with Ron's friends, Ann and Martin, in Carlisle tomorrow and then it's the Lakes District.
Finally, before leaving Scotland we must mention the accent! When spoken broadly it's pretty incomprehensible! Conversations go something like:
Peter: "I'd like a flat white please"
Waiter: "Huh?" "Kun'ya rrrrrpet 'at plaise?"
Peter: "Huh?" " mmmm . . . a flat white????"
It only dawned on us then that we're as incomprehensible to them!!!
... and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
It was at the Lakes District, that both of these two individuals received most of their motivation for their work. The bus dropped us off at Grasmere where we had a little over an hour to look around and eat a light lunch. While here, we visited the many shops, ...