Travelodge Regent Hotel Leamington Spa
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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.
... noticed her when she pushed in front of me but I also admired her rather lovely peach-coloured cashmere cardigan – very much in keeping with the spring festivities.
It turns out that she belongs to the Women’s Institute and when she found out I’d just moved here and wasn’t 'just a tourist’, she became very keen for me to join.
Shades of Clatterford (aka Jerusalem and Jam in the US)!
... everything else I suppose. A local lady opened up the tiny gift shop in the library, whose facade/entryway is the entrance to the village hospital on DA. I snapped up a few over-prices but necessary trinkets, and then took a meeelion pictures of the street, Mrs. Crawley's home, the hospital and the church. Heaven. The last stop of the day was Bleinhem Palace, the only palace ...
... is matched by our good fielding and the match is evenly poised when their innings is completed at 7/185 off their 40 overs.
We lose a couple of early wickets before order is restored with Ross Chapman and Murray Harrison both retiring at 30no. We start to lose our way a little through the middle overs as Jim (0) and Bob (3) go cheaply. We have only had one rainy day since we arrived and that was on one ...
... when he clearly hit the ball into his pads. The batsman was not happy and suggested to the gathering fielders that perhaps they should recall him. In typically Aussie-style he was politely told where the showers were and what he should do when he gets there.
After another good feed and few ales - and a few more stories told - we head back to our digs and another cleansing ale before slipping upstairs to bed.