We’re been here almost two weeks and we haven’t ventured far apart from a
couple of brief shopping trips to nearby towns.
I like our new village, it feels so quintessentially English.
There is a church, pub, village hall, post
office, general store, petrol station and a garden centre. The lanes are quiet
and a pleasure to walk.
There are no
house numbers, just names.
Most are traditional
like Orchard Cottage, Chimney Pots, Appledore, Clematis House etc..
One or two make me smile, like Cobweb Cottage and Albert’s Old Place. Our
property seems to have been named after a Scottish town and is unpronounceable.
|Rick eyeing up the local sheep|
I took Rick for a walk this afternoon, savouring the wintry sunshine and admiring
the gentle countryside.
It was lovely
until an enormous tractor and trailer thundered by smothering me in a cloud of
Ah yes, tractors, dust (and worse) - the joys of the Lincolnshire countryside.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of Cobweb cottage. Sounds quite a big village with all those facilities. Enjoy.
Not very big but lucky to have these facilities.Delete
I'm glad you're liking it.ReplyDelete
Early days but liking it a lot.Delete
It sounds idyllic! I like that picture of Rick. Has he seen sheep before? -JennReplyDelete
I don't think he has although his breed is sheepdog.Delete
Sounds great - love the keys.ReplyDelete
Just hanging on a garden gate.Delete
Maybe a Scottish blogger could help you with the pronunciation of your home's name. It seems a shame not to use it. I, myself come from Milngavie (pronounced Mulguy).ReplyDelete
Try this then Chris - Rowardennan. Just not sure where the emphasis should be?Delete
Looks like one of those clever portmanteau type names. RO-semarie, Ho-WARD and their NAN-na named it years ago.Delete
Will you change the name? We have a friend who's house is called 'Giblets'; I always found that quite suitable.ReplyDelete
It's carved in stone so probably not.Delete
That's not a village, it is practically a city!ReplyDelete
Those keys are wonderful.
A population of 340 people, unchanged since the 1901 Census apparently!Delete
Have you been to the pub yet? It's the first place I would be in a new environment to meet some locals!ReplyDelete
You might have to keep Rick on lead walks if there are sheep about. (We are lucky in Herts as it is mainly arable....very few animals in the fields around here.) He will be enjoying lots of new " smells".
No time for pub visits yet. Rick is always on a lead outside of his garden due to his tendency to chase cars, bikes and joggers.Delete
Pronounced like Howardinen only with an R.ReplyDelete
More of Howardin, I needn't have added the extra "en" as I don't think it is emphasized.Delete
Like Rowarden? That would certainly be easier to pronounce.Delete
Yes, as Howard is to Howardin Roward is to Rowanrdin.Delete