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Books & Glastonbury

Hello all

Firstly just to let everyone know Milla has inspired me already! I've just bought a copy of The Family from One End Street on e-bay. I've never read it.
Like Elizabeth I also want to re-read some of the classics I haven't read for years-Little Women, The Diddakoi, Cider with Rosie-are all on the bookcase here so I'll be dusting them down.

Second reason for the post is that I'm planning a few days in Glastonbury in May (family history and research trip.)

Exmoor Jane and myself plan meeting up in, or close to Glastonbury for lunch on Thursday 8th May.

I'm sorry to hear that LBD can't make it but wanted to throw open an invitation-anyone who might be within vicinity of Glastonbury that day would be most welcome to join us.

Bye for now

Posted at 22nd Apr 2008 - 03:11PM   Posted by Country Craft Angel   Books & Glastonbury Comments: 17

Westerwitch's Avatar How lovely to be reading the classics again - I remember Cider with Rosie from my school days. Great to be meeting with Jane and you know you can get to Glastonbury via Scotland very easily - I'll send you a map . . .Twisted Evil

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Apr 2008 at 03:22PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar C'mon you lot! Would be fabulous to meet a few more of you.....
Nip on that train WW! Very Happy

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:08PM

Milla's Avatar Hoorah! A few others on the forum mentioned that they remembered that too - Un Peu for one. And Faith. Hope it's not a crashing disappointment, sometimes things maybe should remain in the past.
Was half tempted by Glastonbury - well, VERY tempted, but Sattie (yup, I bought a satnav and I LOVE it) tells me it's more than 80 miles so my temptation has gone back in a drawer.
I'm friends with Laurie Lee's daughter, who is an absolute delight, a hoot no less, we have such a laugh, she has one of those naughty enormous meaty laughs and is very saucy, and I met LL a few times, too.

Posted by: Milla on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:11PM

Wow Milla

How wonderful to know LL's daughter! Great classic and looking forward to reading again.
Will let you know what I think as soon as Ive read Family from One End St-have to say, it sounds just my cuppa tea!

Now Milla will you please have a few firm words with Sattie-because it would be great if you could come and meet.
Youknow these techie things always err on side of caution. And it doesn't look that far when I measure the centimetres on the map book (hint hint) and I'm sure it is mainly motorway (I think) journey sure to fly by!
Anything else I can add to persuade you...except PLEASE??

Come on Jane-you have a go at her...that bloomin Sattie! Grrr.


Posted by: Country Craft Angel on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:30PM

Faith's Avatar I would LOVE to go to Glastonbury but hopefully meeting up with Muddie and anyone else in the SE on the day.

Maybe another time - with notice. I do love that place. Go to the chalice well or whatever its called. Send purple vibes from there.

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:30PM

Muddyboots's Avatar cider with rosie, lovely book, it's amazing who we all know! LL daughter and Alan Garner........... have a great time CCA and keep off the cider cos it makes you wider! xx

Posted by: Muddyboots on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:37PM

Hey Muddyboots

You know me too well-always liked Cider-Nan used to give me a tipple as a girl.

Anyway, it's your turn next!

Definitely planning bringing the boys to Mr Moos via East Coast after we do Northumberland again in the 6 weeks holidays.

Take care


Posted by: Country Craft Angel on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:41PM

Milla's Avatar Have just looked up the possibility of train, but Glastonbury has no train station! Just Castle Cary which is ten miles away so all a bit of a nonsense really which is a shame.

Posted by: Milla on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:48PM

Westerwitch's Avatar ALAN GARNER . . .wow I had forgotten him - I LOVED his books.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 22nd Apr 2008 at 04:53PM

Toady's Avatar One End Street - loved it when I was a kid.

BTW there's a real One End Street in Appledore.

Posted by: Toady on 22nd Apr 2008 at 05:23PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar I could pick you up in Taunton! That has a girt big train station! And no apologies for the ! and the And.

Actually it would take you about the same time as it will take me - seriously. It used to take me an hour from Bridgwater to Cheltenham. Less than half an hour from B'water to Glastie.
OR, come down night before and stay with us! excuses. Razz

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 22nd Apr 2008 at 05:26PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar And yup nearly ALL motorway.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 22nd Apr 2008 at 05:28PM

Wizzard's Avatar I loved the family at one end street. It was good when the boy watched a car for a rich man and sheltered in the back of the car.

I will have to see if I still have my old books somewhere


Posted by: Wizzard on 22nd Apr 2008 at 05:49PM

Muddyboots's Avatar look forward to meeting you! if you need cottage email or pm me and l will try to help / suggest stuff! xx

Posted by: Muddyboots on 22nd Apr 2008 at 06:09PM

LittleBrownDog's Avatar Am so sorry not to be going (although it did occur to me that Milla could pick me up on the way and I could take over from Sattie finding lots of sneaky little back routes etc and probably carving - oooh, about 4 miles off the trip...)

Next time, give us plenty of warning and I'll make sure I keep the date free.

Have a wonderful time, anyhow, and several extra drinks for absent (or absinthe, even) friends. xxx

Posted by: LittleBrownDog on 22nd Apr 2008 at 06:39PM

Frances's Avatar I am so envious! All who do get to meet up had better write up an superb report of all that will go on. Have a fine time!

Posted by: Frances on 23rd Apr 2008 at 01:32AM

Milla's Avatar what ARE you doing LBD that could possibly be more important than meeting PC-ers?!

Posted by: Milla on 23rd Apr 2008 at 01:24PM

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