Tuesday, April 26, 2011


We missed out on the good weather during the early part of the long weekend break away from home. A North Atlantic sea haar suppressed any hint of warmth, and where it did, the sun struggled to break through. 
There was an almighty rainfall, just as I was treating myself to a bit of pampering at the hairdresser's. The stylist sprayed some product over her finished handiwork to deter the affects of humidity; in this case it was more like the affects of heavy precipitation. My hair really frizzes up in the damp. Apart from having lots of hair out of place, the spray seemed to work for the day. Restoring hair order the next day was more difficult. :no: 
However, Sunday and Monday were lovely weather days, quite mild, great for getting washing out to dry and for exploring the world around us. Our explorations have led us to gorgeous scenery, a working Vintage Bus Museum and an Abbey dating back to 1072.  It is known that there was an ancient religious order on the Abbey site dating back to about 800AD.  Apart from the development of worshipping  formats at the location,  'plus ca change'.
The Easter Bunny left a little metallic balloon on a stick for the neighbour's three year old grandchild. She gave it to me. I suggested she might like to save it for me for another time. The little girl took it back, exchanging it for the tiniest sliver of chocolate Easter egg. Then, saying "Bye, bye" the little girl cheerily sang 'Jingle Bells' as she disappeared indoors, having secured a very satisfactory conclusion to her gift transactions

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