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18 May 2013

"Lord, Miss Elizabeth! did you walk here?"

I did, a good five miles on foot along the old road, grown over with ferns and lady's smock. Everything has greened out over the past month, despite the drizzle! I love being able to walk from one town to the next, especially when it's not along the main road. Sometimes it's nice to get away from noise and cars and often there's not a soul up here. There are many shortcuts across the fields but some are hardly used so the stiles are really grown over. 
These old walls are collapsing inwards - it makes me wonder how horses and cart could've scarce fitted between them. There's a stone slab that interrupts it - where they used to put the milk urns - and hawthorn 'bread and chesse' in the hedges. Nice to imagine how things were over a hundred years ago, I wish I could go back and take pictures!
...  especially, as now great care has to be taken to ensure the avoidance of electricity cables!

(title quote courtesy of Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice)

3 comments:

  1. Haha, I recognised the Pride and Prejudice quote; I love the book and the movie! *SWOONS.
    But it's definitely a relaxation and a luxury in it's own way to just get out and away from people. :)

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  2. Ahh, that looks so beautiful..... I love english countryside.

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