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How Could I Have Not Noticed That?

Last week I had what [info]aafetzer would amusingly call a playdate with the lovely Liz and an new adoribibble friend, Jo, who at one point, decided to treat me to a taste of my own medicine.


Anyhew since I know nothing about the county that I live in she took me to the picturesque and uber touristy Matlock Bath.


Most of the shops were closed. Like this one…


…which I cannot figure out what on earth they’re selling. Maybe pottery? But upon closer inspection the only ceramics were those in the window. I’m not sure if I want to venture in when it’s open.


But this is not the cause of the title of this post. Oh no no no. That is but a tidbit.


You’ll have to slog through the boring reminiscence first.


Anyhew we crossed a bridge….


and started walking along the riverside….


….only stopping occasionally when Reuben formed a strange stance when he noticed his shadow,


or when we happened on a mini waterfall,


or a beautiful building….uh….thing…..meant for….uh….hmmm….I can’t figure out what on earth this was built for. I suppose it could have been used for nefarious jelly experiments. Yes, makes perfect sense.


Uncharacteristically, I happened to walk right past was this monument.:


One of many dotted in prominent places in towns and villages.


In fact, it was Jo who started laughing uproariously when she noticed the best two names ever beheld by a British soldier;

As Grandma from Mulan in all her wisdom once recounted "Whoo! Sign me up for the next war!"

I think Jo and I are going to get along ever so nicely. I do love how her brain works.


Toodles Sweets – Ariane  


( 13 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos, looks like a really nice area.
I like the bridge photo a lot.
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
It's soooo beautiful! Totally recommend it if you happen to come here
Jan. 27th, 2009 03:36 pm (UTC)
If someone told me that their name was Dick Hardstaff, I'd never believe them in a million years! LOL
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:09 pm (UTC)
I know! Best name ever! I'm thinking of naming the next dog something like that.
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
I'm glad that you had fun on your playdate. LOL

It made for a very entertaing post!

Reuben's pose is funny.

And hahahaha. What an unusual name...or was it Henry Hardstaff, and Dick Hall? Still, it is very funny!
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:10 pm (UTC)
I kept teasing Liz about Reuben having rickets - all he was doing was trying to look at his shadow. Kids are hilarious.

and nope - the poor lad's name is indeed Dick Hardstaff
Jan. 27th, 2009 04:19 pm (UTC)
OMG! LMAO! I can't believe that name!
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
you are going to get me in trouble! anyway, despite the fact that i am about to leave my twenties, i still think like a twelve year old girl!
Jan. 27th, 2009 05:15 pm (UTC)
I'm so glad you're my friend Jo - now I can't be the only one to blame!
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:27 am (UTC)
DICK HARDSTAFF......wow....ummmmmmmmm...yeah, that's awesome.
Jan. 28th, 2009 12:28 am (UTC)
ha ha ha ha!

I love the name of that pottery shop!

That's hysterical!
Jan. 28th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Yay! More photos!!

Jan. 29th, 2009 08:55 am (UTC)
yay! more comments!
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