Fide sed cui vide

Fide sed cui vide

Election Fever begins

Only 3 months til we get the chance to choose a new county councillor... no-one has pinned their names on the mast yet but you can guess a few runners already...

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It's a small world after all

What's going on (said Marvin)Posted by Paul G Hayward Sun, January 27, 2013 13:18:28

Today, on the way to uffculme to visit eldest daughter, I popped into the Wolford Chapel just outside Dunkeswell. A beautiful spot ( if somewhat damp today ) and another example of where a foreign flag somehow seems NOT out of place. This building ( and land I guess ) was donated by Geoffrey Harmsworth to the Ontario Heritage Trust in 1966 and a further easement of land by anor. gave access rights in perpetuity to anyone wanting to have a gander.

Interestingly, Geoffrey's uncle was Lord Northcliffe, founder of the Daily Mail, and his cousin was Lord Rothermere ( of the same paper ), so it seems as if publishing ran in the blood.

Anyhow, enough of a ramble... if you have never been to see it, then take a detour and see a little piece of Canada in the wonderful Devon countryside, although a sunny day will help.

As a final aside, seeing the maple leaf in devon reminded me of Yorktown in Virginia USA, where the British finally surrendered to the Yanks, courtesy of a large helping hand from the French ( who we love dearly now thanks to camembert ). On the preserved battlefield - a US heritage site - there is a whole row of Union Jacks that hove into view as you drive towards the visitors centre...makes you feel very patriotic. A rather well-fed American heard my accent when i stood there admiring the view ( hearing how the limeys got their asses whooped ) and commented that England is only free coz the yanks won the war... How could I not respond other than by saying America is only American coz the French lent them a few boats and cannons...Touche!

Happy Sunday everyone.... and viva la difference!!


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