OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Saturday, 24 March 2012

AN ARCADIAN IDYLL

What a wonderful day. Even though I have been at work the entire day, all that really involves is chatting to the good people of Bath about their gardens and wandering about a particularly nice garden centre making sure the plants are well and healthy, so not really a job at all (no wonder I have done it for 15 years). It was incredibly busy today as you might expect, and I did find myself going a bit hoarse at about 11.30 this morning but luckily we had a lunctime lull.

Inspired by Alfront over on his new blog War Diaries of a little Englander
http://alfront-wardiariesofalittleenglander.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/little-england.html

I have to agree with his views on our magical Island, and in particular my little corner of it, the Summer Lands (or Somerset if you prefer), although I fear I am not lucid and erudite enough to put my true feelings for our land down in writing. Suffice to say it doesn't often look much better than it did today, and I consider Rhodes to be spot on "Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first prize in the lottery of life."

Here are probably my most enduring personal icons of England, which I visit as often as I may


Glastonbury Tor


The Uffington White Horse

(Epona's Summer by Gina Holland)






2 comments:

  1. I have been to Uffington only once but loved it.If I could live in England I would choose that area round it.The countryside speaks to me there and Oxford that glorious city is not too faraway. The country of Elgar ,the Arts and Crafts movement and other delights!

    I hope one day to go Glastonbury a place I would love to see. I read Geoffrey Ashe much in my youth...

    Have a great Sunday!

    Alan

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, lucky man! Not your home county, but I've walked (and camped) on the Ridgeway many times - it has, I suspect, the same sense of ancientness.

    ReplyDelete