The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162185   Message #3859384
Posted By: Senoufou
07-Jun-17 - 05:39 AM
Thread Name: BS: The Essence of England
Subject: RE: BS: The Essence of England
I expect you're right BobL. I noticed when we were up in Edinburgh last summer, no-one thanked the driver. We always did, and got several of those 'funny looks'. Here, every single person says thank you, and the poor driver replies to each one. It must get a bit tedious over a whole day's work. My husband dies laughing, but at the same time he thinks it's charming.

I love Ruth Goodman, she's always cheery and full of fun. I'm a great fan too of Lucy Worsley (my favourite), and Mary Beard. There seems to be a plethora of these feisty women nowadays, and I really like it.

I got the brochure for Open Gardens Scheme 2017 at the library, and my goodness, the photos look lovely. We'll try and visit as many as possible over the summer (husband's hay fever permitting!) Only about £3 each and one can have tea and cake.

sea shanties, cat shows, sand castles, veteran tractor shows, (one near us next week!) wellingtons, plastic rain-hats for old ladies, Easter lilies in the church, duvets, net curtains, crinoline lady over the spare toilet roll