Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Autumn on Exmoor contd

I thought we were going to the Crown at Exford but MTL wanted to go further to the Royal Oak at Withypool

Here we found the road closed so we had to find a narrow lane taking us down to the village. We decided not to use it on the way back as there were few passing places.

At the other end of the bar is a roaring fire. It's very much a huntin' shootin' fishin' Inn. Conversation overheard: a regular who wanted to find a replacemant for his dog: 'I saw this woman and she had a perfect labrador - heas, shoulders, legs - perfect. I asked her what she used it for.
'Just breeding.' The speaker indicated his excitement and the woman said ' Breeding for guide dogs.'
The man said' I had to stop myself from saying "What a waste!"'
Waiting for our lunch I said 'Pity about the plastic flowers.' but they were real - delivered that morning. I prefer my roses a litttle blowsier. Is that daft?

After lunch we got lost and had to beat a retreat back up the narrow lane. It was great to be out and about once more.
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lom said...

I have often squeezed what I have thought were plastic flowers only to find out they were not, ooops.

kenju said...

I prefer roses a bit more open as well, but they last longer when they start out like that!

Dandelion said...

Lovely pictures PI, as always. They do look like plastic flowers though.

Pat said...

LOM: me too;)

Judy: when I think of your lovely arrangements these look a bit lost although I applaud the sentiment.

Dandelion: I expect when people like me stop fingering them they look a bit more real:)

angryparsnip said...

Love the story... sometimes we all have our blinders on, so focused and some people more than others.
Wonderful photos as always. Love the little pools for the wild ponies.

cheers, parsnip

Guyana-Gyal said...

Haha, that was a good eavesdropper's tale. Cheeky.

I so enjoy your out and about stories, Pat. They refresh me.

Pat said...

Parsnip: I frequently go into another world and stare blankly at whoever happens to be talking to me. Often just writing a post in my head.

GG: that's nice to hear:)

Z said...

Oh gosh, I spend my life putting things into blog posts in my head. Fortunately, that's where most of them stay!

What a lovely autumn day you had, glad you enjoyed your outing, even if it took longer than you meant.

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Sounds like a Beautiful day, Pat...! I love Roses every way...So, these look gorgeous to me....! I know it had to be wonderful to be 'out and about'....Good Times!

Pat said...

Z: today alas my head is empty with nothing resembling a post at all. Could I write a post about that?

Naomi: normality is such a joy after the trauma we've had.