Thursday, 28 October 2010
The things we do.
On Tuesday I decided to take a journey down to Wisbech in Cambridgeshire to collect some chimney pots I had purchased on Ebay. Normally I would pay freight (when offered) but in this case the type of pots and price made me a tad sceptical as to their originality. So monkey and I set off at a very early hour to navigate what passes as a road system in todays Britain, something I usually try to avoid. What the sat nav said would be a 3 and a half hour journey ended up taking 2 hours longer and included endless teeth clenched encounters with lorries spraying so much road water that I may as well have made the journey in a submarine although the journey back via Rutland was quicker and much pleasanter. Upon arrival in the wind swept back of beyond I was greeted by a rather nice chap who upon unveiling the said pots gave me a full run down of their history and provenance, which lightened both my worries and my wallet. But what a set of pots! (yes, I get very excited by these things)..Royal Doulton at their best, and destined to give the main house a much needed aesthetic boost and worth going the extra mile for...430 extra miles in fact.