The South West
The South West was pinned into the map for a George road trip this week and what better way than to start the trip at Auntie Hattie’s in Shaftesbury for Bed and Breakfast. On arrival a warm bowl of pasta and sauce ensured a well fed belly to maximise energy levels the next day. Bed well warmed by Basheba the residential black and white mog. Would be a welcome hot water pillow but my allergy got the better of me and so sneezed myself to snooze.
There are a certain breed of sales agents on the road in the morning – I felt very unprepared in my casual blazer and jeans. Note to myself: find large ill-fitting suit (deep brown seems popular), buy large tan tie and prepare the day with a diet of Ginsters, Cola pop and boiled sweets.
Heading over the Tamar estuary the mid morning sun shone bright and helped to dry up any of the torrential floods which had caused such havoc at the tail end of last week. Just up the estuary is a wonderful Garden Centre ‘Tamar View’…if you want to see part of Lap Land close to home, I couldn’t recommend it enough. Reindeer, Snowmen, Penguins, Rabbits all in a wonderful display which must have taken weeks to set up. These reindeer are apparently visited by Father Christmas himself at the weekend!
Best I’ve seen so far this year. Let us know if you’ve seen a better Christmas scene in your Garden Centre.
You can’t head down to the South West without at least one Pasty – the dilemma of traditional (probably more safe) or the adventurous lamb and rosemary. Good choice, lamb down here is good!
Along the south coast, up and over the moors brought me back to Exeter. Yes I did go via Aunt Hattie’s for tea cakes on the return and have already booked in my trip for the New Year.
Strangest thing to see on the road: A truck with 4 old school telephone boxes on top of some logs. One of the telephone boxes appeared to be filled with cuddly toys but couldn’t understand why.This entry was posted on Thursday, November 25th, 2010 at 11:15 am and is filed under Diary of a Travelling Salesman. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.