OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Thursday, 1 January 2015

WATERLOO YEAR

Two posts in one day?Happily New Years Day fell on a Thursday so I got the day off. We started the day with an impromptu Napoleonic battle on the sitting room floor. Each boy got a box of A Call to Arms Napoleonics and a Playmobil cannon as part of their Christmas presents, so we had a happy half hour firing the guns until the battle developed into trench warfare using fold in the rug as defences

Later on we went for a walk by the town of Wotton-under-Edge on part of the Cotswold Way. This copse of trees is called Waterloo plantation, and was originally planted to commemorate the battle, and has been replanted over the last 200 years. I always like a stand of Scots pines, and these are surrounded by a wall which makes them quite mysterious in an M R Jamesian  type of way. It wasn't raining but very windy, but fortunately we had brought bacon butties and cocoa.




5 comments:

  1. Happy New Year! We had a nice stroll along the nearbye River Otter this morning, followed by a a couple of pint at The Bridge Inn in Topsham. If you like lonely stands of Scots Pines you should visit Woodbury Common: lots of tumuli and an Iron Age hill fort to investigate too!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sounds like a good day.....Scots pines, tumuli? Sounds a bit like 'A warning to the curious'.

      Delete
  2. Exciting looking game ! - start hem young !, Tony

    ReplyDelete
  3. Looks a fun day and splendid trumpeter by the way in the previous post.There are wee woods surrounded by walls near South Queensferry and I am always intrigued by them.I imagine ,when we pass, the whys and wherefores of them and often gaming ideas based on them pass through my mind...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Are the walls to keep people out or something in.....?

      Delete