The Bell at Boxford
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... Larry for dinner on the quad. Tonight was Pirate Night, which meant chicken legs, fried shrimp, chips, and ice cream. I can't help but notice the anachronisms, given that pirates would have had no means of frying anything or making ice cream on their ships. They probably would have eaten like, jerky, fish, bread. But that's not as much fun as fried shrimp and chips and ice cream.
After dinner we had our weekly faculty meeting, which went on without ...
... t a pretty job. some of them were rather chewed before they dropped. I am thinking this is also why those 12 branches managed to sprout upwards when everything around them was trimmed. They were just too hard to reach.
But we did it! Our view is back. And I am out of the holly with not too many scratches and scraps. I only hope we cut them enough that we don't have to do a repeat performance next winter.
There is a very old department store in Newbury. Called Camp Hopsons, the building dates from the 17th century, with the Camp and Hopsons families managing a rather upper class but very interesting department store, selling good clothes, kitchen ware, furniture etc. for more than 5 generations. It has recently been renovated, but still has the grandfather clock near the entrance. But Newbury is moving on. There have been huge changes to what was an ...
... the home to some of the rarest books and collections in the world. Today was just a taster for next week, learning about some of the famous Old Etonians who have gone on to world re-known as writers and poets. As you can see from the photo, the room was quite warm, we had been out all day and some of us were a little more tired than others!
Just before supper there was time for our official Eton Summer School photo together with Toby, our Housemaster, Charlie ...
... wonder what was left in Egypt.
The next day I went out to Hampton Court and became all embroiled in Henry the VIII and his queens again. Went down a hallway haunted by Catherine Howard's ghost. She had escaped from her rooms where she had been imprisoned and was trying to get to the king to beg for her life. The guides said that more 911 calls originate from here than in any other part of the palace.
The gardens are beautiful as well and the ...