"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Sunday, August 08, 2004

Bus stops and golf

We didn't go very far afield today. First Keith decided he'd like a quick bout of golf practice. I had said I would be interested in trying it out too, being a complete and utter novice, but - hitting a ball with a stick, how hard can it be? I thought. WRONG!!! It's much harder than it looks - but it's also good exercise. Mind you, Keith didn't do too well either, between you and me! So, after a quick stint at the driving range, we began today's meanderings - this time around Chirk and the area around Llangollen Take a look here
We had a lovely drive and saw some beautiful scenery. I never cease to be amazed at the wealth of amazing views and places to visit on our doorstep. As we were cruising up and down mountains, we came across this.....


Very strange, I thought, but no, Keith had the answer as usual. You may recall an earlier discovery of the bus stop on the way to Pentrefoelas. Keith did mention that the prehistoric Welsh were a very forward looking race, well, here, if you needed it, is even more evidence (he said). A prehistoric bus stop for the 22 bus! Amazing or wot!!!
On the other hand, he said, Douglas Adams could have put it there as the answer to the meaning of life, the universe and everything - maybe it is 22 instead of 42.
(And maybe that's going just a bit TOO far!!!)

3 comments:

  1. We were at Chirk only yesterday. Spooky, eh? :-)

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  2. hi jenny! loving yer tales of ramblings.. oh, and my sister allison (linked on my page as my Real sister) is a golf fanatic, and i've invited her out here to try the 2 desert-type courses, and give me my 1st lessons! he he, like you say, how hard can it be? my son and i used to whack soda/beer cans around the yard with golfclubs, so i'm sure i'll pick up golf just 1-2-3..... ha! i verymuch enjoy your comments, and you are on the guestlist for next years monsoon party here! (no kidding, i've got a year to figure out how to find some rich corporate sponser who'll buy all the plane tickets.. what a real hoot that would be!) take care, see ya soon!

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  3. What a wonderful idea that party is! As for the golf - I was surprised at how tricky it was but it's good exercise. Of course, you get plenty of that in your line of work! Good luck with the lessons anyway. :)

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