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Genoa cake and a white horse in the distance

April 4, 2012

The house is very quiet this evening and that is because there are no children in it. It’s a very strange and unusual experience for me, but I’m not complaining. Poppy is still in Italy, and Arlo has joined Halo and Damon in Southampton – at least I hope he has.  He was so excited to be going and  seems to have taken enough stuff to last him a month judging by the weight of his rucksack. He could hardly lift it let alone man-handle it on to the train we took to Westbury where I handed Arlo over to Halo –  and Damon, who is now sporting a beard.

Westbury has a white horse cut into the chalk of the hillside. I’m always fascinated by this, but no one else seems to share my enthusiasm. It doesn’t seem as though Westbury is that keen because the horse is looking a bit grubby – needs weeding maybe? and it’s quite difficult to catch a glimpse of it. We didn’t go into the town though so maybe they make more of a fuss of it there. I hope so. Here’s a bad photo taken from too far away.

I always think it’s nice to record family gatherings so here’s a photo of the trio outside the pub that said it served food and catered for children, but actually didn’t serve food during the day. Don’t know quite what the catering for children arrangements were apart from a playground –  which we didn’t go in because  food, not climbing frames, was required.  I chose the photo of Arlo with gum stuck to his teeth. It felt appropriate.

I hope they found some lunch. I’d had some sandwiches earlier(goats cheese, tomato and rocket with buffalo wings sauce – very nice indeed) and further sustained myself with a cup of British rail coffee and a slice of Genoa cake while sitting on the platform waiting for the train home and trying to catch glimpses of the white horse in between the trees.


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