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*blows dust off*

I'm sorry that it's been over a month since I posted in this thing. July was actually a busy month. I got my new car (well, second hand, it used to be my mum's) and spent a week getting used to it and driving around. I had the whole week off so I was able to do this without worrying about work. Unfortunately I managed to rear-end someone on the second day of driving it. Fortunately, it was only a small bump and the man I hit was a gentleman. I drove my friend R to see Stonehenge (so she could say she'd seen it) and then we went to Avebury, a first for both of us. Avebury is a lovely little village and the stones are amazing. Because we went during the heatwave, they provided shade and they were cool to the touch and it felt like leaning against them was okay, it felt like they were old friends. (Well, they are old!)

I drove all the way to Canterbury, which was nerve-wracking because it involved at least three M roads (major motorways) but we made it there in one piece, even if we were almost two hours later than planned due to horrible traffic. The owner of the B&B was gobsmacked that I'd managed to get a reservation at The Sportsman, huffing that he'd never managed to book a table for himself or for any of his guests.

"Are you someone special? Is she someone special?" he demanded.

Maybe I am? :)

I drove R to The Sportsman with an unplanned but pretty detour to Whitstable on the way (Seasalter is not well sign-posted). I gorged myself on bread and rock oysters (not at the same time) so I didn't have enough room for my main, which I still regret, because it was roast chicken with lemon truffle sauce and potatoes and it was utterly delicious. I did have enough room for my dessert though (jasmine tea junket) because priorities. I showed R around Canterbury, around the cathedral, and we saw The World's End, which is hilarious and highly recommended. (We also saw Pacific Rim and if you have not seen that, get thee to a cinema.)

I miss Canterbury so much. I had a pain in my chest on my last morning that refused to go away. Only the anxiety of driving all the way back on my own was able to vanquish it. I miss Canterbury and I want to go back there, not just for a visit but forever.

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I'm just curious, is there any particular reason Canterbury is so special to you? There doesn't have to be one, of course, I fell in love with Bath for no particular reason. But it sounds like you're attached to it.

Avebury does sound lovely. :)


Yes, I went to university there for three years. I grew up a lot and changed my perspective on a lot of things, so it has personal significance, there are still people there from my university years and it's just a wonderful city with lots of things to do and see.

I would recommend Avebury if you're ever back in the UK.

Wow, it sounds like a great trip with seriously yummy food!

When I started reading your post I skipped down a line as I was reading and read, "I managed to rear-end Stonehenge," and I thought "WOW! That's impressive!" :D

AHAHAHA, I'm pretty sure you would have read about that if I had, but you can't actually drive into it because there's fences and things, so phew. X)

It was a great holiday, I'm sad it's over.

Of course you're someone special! It sounds like a great holiday. Stonehenge is amazing. I love driving over the ridge and the plain opens out and there it stands, as it has for thousands of years. Cudos to the whoever designed the car park and visitor's center since the 70s, when I first visited there. Putting it underground keeps the plain uncluttered and the view remains pure.

They've actually shut that part of the road down as they're doing roadworks, so you don't get to drive past it at the moment! And thank you. *blushes*

You make everything sound so lovely, I hope to be able to see it one day.

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