"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)

Friday, May 02, 2008

Lunching again

I was in Chester yesterday for lunch with my friend and, when I had managed to drag myself out of M&S in time to meet her, I passed the town cryer, surrounded by a large crowd of onlookers and welcoming people from France, Italy, Germany and Scotland. Yes, I wondered too, but of course Scotland and Wales are now the only countries on the mainland of Britain, poor old England having been quietly and surreptitiously reduced to 'regions.'
Oh and I was at Chester University the day before, at an interview for a place on the MA in Counselling Studies.
They said I can come!


Jay said...

Ah - the word is spreading about poor old England, I see!

Congratulations on being accepted onto the course! Well done, you!

Yorkshire Pudding said...

Congratulations on being accepted on to the MA in Counselling course. Surely the town crier should have been yelling this news out - "Hear ye! Hear ye! The University of Chester is enrolling a demob happy teacher who likes to play doctors and nurses with her husband in the back of an old ambulance!" This would have amused the foreign tourists - including the Jocks.

Jennyta said...

Thanks, Jay! You should hear my dad on the topic of England!
YP, he probably did - after I was out of earshot, so as not to embarrass me, you know!

Steve said...

Congratulations Jennyta. You're a sucker for hard work aren't you?

Silverback said...

The word needs to out to Siamese twins everywhere not to commit crimes in Chester as they obviously have guillotines there just for them !


Jennyta said...

Well, Steve, you might say it keeps me out of mischief. ;)

Ian, they would have to be dwarf Siamese twins!

Ellee Seymour said...

Good luck with your counselling studies, I hope you were successful. And what a bonus to see the town crier, we have a female one in Ely.


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