The Road goes ever on and on; Down from the door where it began;
Now far ahead the Road has gone; And I must follow, if I can;
Pursuing it with eager feet; Until it joins some larger way;
Where many paths and errands met; And whither then? I cannot say.

[JRR Tolkien, Lord of the Rings]

Sunday 18 May 2008

Day 34 - Lunchtime

Most days lunch involves us plonking ourselves down in a field somewhere. We often try for a nice view; often we fail.

Yesterday we found shelter from the rain under a large tree. That the tree was on the front drive of a rather nice house was a little of a concern, but we were out of sight of the house and what was the chance of the owner driving along their drive in the fifteen minutes we were there?

As Terry Pratchett said, million to one chances occur nine times out of ten. There were a few nervous moments when the owners' car pulled up alongside, but they obviously thought better of telling us to move (or took pity on us) and let us continue lunching.

But I digress.

Today we're sitting on the front lawn of Little Moreton Hall for our lunch. If you're not familiar with this place then google it and see if you can come up with a photo.

It's like a Disney reconstruction of an Elizabethan house. It's fantastic.

Alas, time won't be spent taking a tour. One of us <coughMickcough> didn't bring his National Trust Membership card. But, it's definitely on the list of places to which we must return.

1 comment:

  1. A photo of Little Moreton Hall - I took one or more on our walking group's visit. It used to be on Flickr but sadly I removed it to continue with the free account. This is probably of no interest to anybody at all, unless you happen to be a member of the walking group.