Purveyor of Bollocks to the Crowned Heads of Europe
Monday, 7 May 2012
This must be the best view from a pub in - or just out - of Bath. Four of us had lunch there yesterday, having heard that it had changed hands. The view has always been good, but the food has always been terrible for about 40 years to my knowledge, but there has been change for the better.
To the lower left of centre, you can just make out the first place I lived in when I arrived to this area. It is a large manor which was built on the foundations of a medieval convent, as mentioned in a previous post.
The far distant hills are the Marlborough Downs, about 25 miles away. The wind that blew hard enough to bring down the Horse Chestnut tree on the right, came directly over them at about 60 MPH, and the 100-ish year old thing wasn't rooted deep enough to survive. It's flowers and leaves are wilting, and the kids have had their last game of conkers with it's fruit.
The picture (a bad one, using a grubby phone lense) was taken during a rare break in the rain, but today it's back to normal. I've just heard a weather forecast that predicts this cold wind and rain to last until sometime into June.
Somewhere in the middle distance lies my workshop - to which I am reluctantly going to do some work.