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Aimless meandering

It was a fabulous day today, so I decided to make the most of what might easily be the last of the summer sun. Consequently I have spent the day wandering across fields and down winding country lanes, eating an improbable number of blackberries. Basically I have been having an Enid Blyton flavoured day (although without the lashings of ginger beer, because yuck). Also no smugglers. I'm rubbish at finding adventures. Apparently smugglers and thieves and spies and sinister foreigners from countries nobody's ever heard of before, are much better at hiding from me than they are at hiding from eleven year old boys with ridiculous pets. No fair.

There was a mysterious barn, but that didn't have any smugglers in it either. Or ghosts.

Nice river nearby though. Also devoid of smugglers, or pirates. I did see a frog, but it didn't seem to be up to anything suspicious.

But! There was a secret turret. There may have been a kidnapped prince locked in it, but it was too far away to tell.

Possibly a relic of an exciting car chase?! Actually I think it was probably a relic of the flood of '06. That dumped a lot of odd stuff in a lot of odd places. But it's nearly an exciting mystery, if you squint.

Autumn's on the way, folks. Which is good, as darker evenings are better for adventures.


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Sep. 22nd, 2014 06:03 pm (UTC)
Very cool!
Sep. 22nd, 2014 10:10 pm (UTC)
But no smugglers. :(
Sep. 22nd, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Wow, lovely piccies and scenery!
Sep. 22nd, 2014 10:11 pm (UTC)
Except maybe the car!
Sep. 22nd, 2014 10:07 pm (UTC)
I bet the barn actually did have the ghosts of smugglers in it! They were just hiding.
Sep. 22nd, 2014 10:15 pm (UTC)
No fair! They should let me find them. *sulk*
Sep. 23rd, 2014 03:43 am (UTC)
Oh, you're braver than me. I can't eat blackberries without taking 'em home and giving 'em a good salting first. Eek. I suppose it's all extra protein though.

Hey, Timmy was a hero. He put up with those three daft kids and George. And probably solved all the mysteries, too.

What a beautiful day, especially the last but one. And now there's a proper chill in the air. *sigh*
Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:55 am (UTC)
Salt?! Yuck!

I didn't mean to cast aspersions on Timmy. With ridiculous pets I was referring to Philip Mannering, allegedly capable of taming centipedes, scorpions, etc, who all fell in love with him at first glance, and lived happily in his pockets. And were somehow never eaten by Kiki.

It was a terrific day yesterday, yes. Bloody freezing last night though!
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Sep. 23rd, 2014 05:42 am (UTC)
Is that a manor house in the one photo?

But no smugglers? Disappointing!
Sep. 23rd, 2014 08:57 am (UTC)
I think it's Sudeley Castle.
Sep. 23rd, 2014 09:33 am (UTC)
I think castles, abandoned cars, woods and mysterious barns definitely all adds up to adventure. :-)
Sep. 23rd, 2014 12:30 pm (UTC)
Smugglers would round it off nicely though. :)
Sep. 23rd, 2014 10:17 am (UTC)
That barn so should have smugglers in it! I'm sure if you'd come earlier there would have been hoards of them - I blame the Spanish army;p
Sep. 23rd, 2014 12:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, they've probably rounded them all up to work in some secret gold mine. No fair!
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Sep. 23rd, 2014 04:10 pm (UTC)
Beautiful photos. I think the thing is that enid blyton children go wandering like that EVERY DAY FOR WEEKS AND WEEKS before they find their adventure. You just have to persevere.
Sep. 23rd, 2014 06:51 pm (UTC)
I have to make an effort? Oh. See, those kids make it look so easy, like you just have to go for a bike ride, and hey presto there's an adventure. I should sue Enid Blyton for false advertising.
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