The Lion at Settle
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Not too much to write about today - seems like the whole day was spent in the car driving north towards Yorkshire. 7 hours in the back seat . yep. Thinking time,.
So I was thinking about Oscar Pistorius. Don't know if the story is getting much airtime in the states, but everybody is talking about it here, and comparing it to OJ Simpson's trial. The general concensus is that they both got away with cold blooded murder. ...
After a week of family celebrations, it is finally Barbara's actual birthday.
Paul and i got an early start this morning picking up some wooly stuff for Annette.
The shop is one of several businesses located inside an old woolen mill. Barbara's older sisters worked in this mill back in the 20's and 30's.
I don't spin or knit, but always enjoy visiting Adelaide Walker wool shop and the ...
... it is as Paul went there in the 40's and Barbara went there in the 20's-30"s and it wasn't new then!
As we stood across the street talking about it, a woman walking nearby recognized Barbara and came over to talk to her. Turns out they went to that school together. And they had not seen each other for at least 40 years, but still recognized each other. I was impressed.
... families, and to meet some relatives for the first time. We hope to see some of them in Battle Ground in the future!
After the party, some of us walked to The Cross Pipes pub for a drink and some more conversation. We watched the barmaid pull the pints the old-fashioned way, with a hand pump.
A very good day.
... that the weather is 'gorgeous in London'. Hmm.
Next Monday afternoon (in six days' time), we will be leaving this lovely old property that has been our home for the last ten months. The position of the house is perfect - as it is situated in the centre of the village - and we have been able to check the comings and goings of the local community when they come to post their letters (two seconds from our front door). The views are fantastic and I shall miss ...