The Town and Country Lodge
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I love this season, especially at this latitude!
The gathering of the sheaves, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... Keats' Ode To Autumn is one of my favourites ... sheer perfection.
I know most of you wouldn't think of me and hymns in the same sentence but this lovely hymn of the title is apt for this entry.
It's all about friendship and working together for the common good - and that fits very well with our experiences over these ...
... They apparently even handed out seeding calenders.
If you want to know more about the keep itself, you’ll have to ask Alexis, as she stole my audio tour player by means of asking nicely, and listened to the funny bloke all the rest of the way. Her english grades better be amazing.
We left the castle and ambled about the old town until we found the old Victorian market place, where we bought enough food to give us two homecooked meals. ...
... which we thought we'd like to see, and that was an art gallery. It was covered in an bulk ticket that we'd paid for yesterday, and wanted to get full value from. The gallery's current exhibition, which had caught
my eye earlier, was of Beryl Cook, the artist of all those paintings of big round fat ladies, doing things like dancing, drinking, playing bowls and having fun. It was delightful! There was a good and enlightening progression of works from ...
... cute! We tried some paella and some fresh made lemonade, then a little bread bowl with delicious spicy chickpea filling. Some Kombucha some dahl and vegetable curry….and my favourite, a traditional Pad Thai – complete with theatrical chef!
I don’t know if it was my flu, but I probably didn’t enjoy everything as much as I could have. The Pad Thai was the highlight, but I think we were ...
Today started out with the kids going to see Smurfs 2. I opted out of that, so I walked over to the mall in Cribb's Causeway. I am now an expert at navigating British roads. Hopefully I don't get creamed by a bus when I get back to the States because I look right rather than left. I explored all the shops for a bit and finally found a bank where I could use my card to get cash! Hooray! After that I went to Boots and got some toiletries I needed replacing, and then I explored Marks ...