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Mad dogs, Englishmen and I!

23 August 2006
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At the moment, my life is divided clearly into two parts: before and after England! Yes, yes, I know everyone is tired of hearing what a great time I had and how delightful the English are. But I can never tire of telling! Fortunately, this account is backed up with photographs (I had to remove the photos due to some “technical” reason, though I can’t remember exactly what). Unfortunately, it is very detailed!

To many people of my generation, having been brought up on a diet of Englishness thanks to the sort of literature we were forced to read, it isn’t surprising that England holds a certain charm. Had I planned the trip better, I could have done a lot. As it was, I did manage to take in a lot.

In all, it was really a different world, so different that it’s impossible to describe. It’s true what they sayβ€”real life is stranger than fiction!

Lake District, day one (Keswick)
Lake District, day two (Crummock Water)
Lake District, day three (Castlerigg Stone Circle)
Lake District, day four (Buttermere and Scale Force)
Sheffield, Chatsworth and Stratford-Upon-Avon
London

~PD

10 Responses

  1. Laura says:

    :mrgreen: Looks like you had a good time!

    I especially liked the photograph of the postbox. And my birthday picture! Yay! Mr Darcy. *sighs*

  2. Kat says:

    Sheep don’t look very smart, do they!

    Every picture made me want to go and see England more and more. No wonder you miss it! It looks absolutely amazing. :mrgreen: The pic of the books was especially interesting. πŸ˜‰

  3. Payal says:

    “Sheep” and “smart” cannot be used in the same sentence! πŸ˜‰ And I was hoping someone would appreciate the picture of the books!

  4. Kat says:

    Did they have a bigly big library in there? I’ve never seen that P&P. Oh! What were the bookstores like, and the museum? *geek!* πŸ˜›

  5. Payal says:

    Yep, lots a books and lots of old ones. It was amazing! 😳

    Ah, the bookstores. 😯 You have to see them to believe them! Amazing. Only, the books were very expensive, so I only bought a couple. And the museum was just amazing! I didn’t have time to see all of it. You have to visit England if you like geeky stuff!

  6. Kat says:

    It sounds great!

    Something I’ve always wanted to go to is the lit. festival in Hay-on-Wye. It’s a shame you didn’t go in May! Maybe you will have to make a special trip to go to it being an author and all. πŸ˜‰

  7. Laura says:

    I’ve always rather fancied the Edinburgh Literacy festival, myself.

    Totally irrelevant, I know, but since Jan is doing her rounds of festivals, maybe she could go to this one and score me free tickets…:wink:

  8. Payal says:

    Who knows, I might. Since you’re going to be feeding me and putting me up in the cupboard under your stairs when I visit your part of the world…:???:

  9. Alpana says:

    hey, wonderful pictures. England looks like such a pretty place. I always had the idea that Brits were super rude and arrogant (based on my extremely limited interaction with some of them). Good to know that my generalisation is not true.
    So when is the next trip?

  10. […] we always longed for.” Amen to that. The first time I did such a thing was back in 2006 when a ten-year dream of holidaying in the Lake District came to fruition. And there have been a few others on the way. Call me shallow, but it feels good […]

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