Yesterday was retrospective, and I am quite happy to go pottering around in the past. Living as one did in Wiltshire and then North Somerset, you had the three great stone circles on your doorstep. Stonehenge, Avebury and then Stanton Drew circle, which I shall leave for another day.
But on what is now home ground I will write about. Mostly during the day I am on my own so I talk to the dog Teddy and Alexa, not that I get much back! Alexa can be a bit of a bitch, not always doing what I ask her to, this morning in response to my request for radio 4 she kept muttering about SW2 radio was unobtainable but eventually complied. Teddy on the other hand nicked a packet of cereals yesterday and ate the lot. I am always being warned that most foods will give him an upset stomach but he seems to have survived.
Pottered round the indoor market yesterday, there is an outdoor one as well, three butchers under its roof which I was surprised to see, butchers have become a rarity and a real old ironmongers, do so wish I had not left my camera behind. Lillie has school holidays from now on and is taking me to the library some time today.
She has been studying the ancestry of her great grandfather, who is called in the family the 'royal bastard', they have narrowed his mother down to a daughter of the nobility but his royalty seems somewhat in dispute! Anyway a book arrived the other day about a pair of sisters which gives some information.
It reminded me of their great grandmother, who also has some sort of blue blood in her veins and which I came to an abrupt end, when someone from Holland/Austria got in touch and I felt I was stepping into someone else's family. You can tell ancestry is not my favourite subject..
Apparently the person in question was a cousin and mentioned that the family wealth had come from shipping, it had dribbled down the ages to their granny.. and since quietly disappeared.
Watching people pass out of the window, I saw three genuine hippies walk past yesterday, and also either an Imam or a Jewish Orthodox person. Such things as you know by now fascinate me, such ignorance on what is what needs a bit of fast learning. Daughter went for a meal with her best friend last night to a 'gay' pub in Hebden. I swallow her stories wholesale, she is a font of knowledge on today's modern culture.
Need to study the Unitarian church which I notice dominates the little square nearby,...
Cheering news on Brexit ;( it is not all down to the 'ping'