‘Down In The Meadow’ – Marilyn Monroe
Postcard sent to everyone at BLACKBERRY NARROW
I’M HAPPY! I’M CHUFFED! I’M RATE PLEASED!
HERE I AM IN A LICCLE CAFÉ AND IT IS WEDNESDAY MORNING.
WHERE HAVE I BEEN?! WHERE AM I GOING?
COUNTY DURHAM WAS NICE; DARLINGTON WASN’T BAD. RICHMOND, HERE IN NORTH YORKSHIRE IS EXCELLENT! THE CASTLE IS BEAUTIFUL AND THE VIEW ON THE CARD IS REALLY BREATHTAKING! NEXT STOP – MARRICK PRIORY! WE’RE WALKING THERE TODAY…
ANYHOW! SEE YOU NEXT WEEK,
RITCHERD xx and Flash xxx’
‘Two Little Girls From Little Rock’ – Marilyn Monroe
This morning, I bought some postcards of RIVER SWALE SEEN FROM RICHMOND CASTLE. Leaving Richmond, my companion and I (our rucksacks the heavier for our new library of Doctor Who magazines) walked west along the main road to a variety of random destinations, none of which we had really decided upon. It was very pleasant. It was also lovely to have the River, following us eagerly along.
The hot summer beauty was breathtaking. All around us was a vast patchwork carpet of green fields, pastures, moorland and forest. The clouds charged whitely across the sky, and reflecting them upon the green Earth, the sheep bleated.
With the permission of a kind farmer, we found a place to rest by the River, happy in spite of the persistent and rather motley variety of flies that wanted to make sport of us.
Heading in the direction of REETH, my companion and I located new lodgings right in the middle of this wondrous green countryside: ELLERTON LODGE. This was a far more remote residence than either of those we had previously experienced and the better for it.
Following a meal at a nearby inn, we returned to our lodgings and sat by the fireside, reading our new magazines and dipping into the books of A.W. Wainwright, before eventually retiring.
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Next time: ‘Marrick…’