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March 15, 2012
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Anyanka said

The last time we went to PEI, we saw whales as we crossed the Confederation Bridge. Well, DH and the kids did, I was driving.

We lived in Wilts for 8 years. I often went to Avesbury and Glastonbury for a few hours. I didn’t like Stonehenge as much.

The trouble is that you can’t actually get up close and personal with Stonehenge anymore, and the only people that allowed near it are Druids, Pagan Preists and of course Pagans. One day I hope to get up there, as it would be good to see the sunrise on the Midsummer Soltace from Stonehenge, Yeah I’m Pagan. I always used to go on the top of the Beacon of the Malvern Hills, to see it many many moons ago it was amazing.

I’ve been to Avebury many times the stone circle there is just out of this world. Even the Malvern Hills themselves had a place where the druids worshipped. Very close to if not on the Ragglestone hill which I’ve mentioned in one of my postings. Not got up to Glastonbury, Not sure if I could walk around it as it’s quite big. I dare say I’ll manage it somehow, as long as I can rest every so often.. My back’s on the way out basically..

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March 16, 2012
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Boleyn,
I used to visit many places, including Avebury and Stonehenge when I lived near these places (I lived in Dorset) as a child in the 60’s. I was however born in Kent and have now been living back in the county for many, many years. Although we are in the same county there are a few miles between us as I live on Kent’s NE coast at Margate, however we both share the same fortune of having so much history in general (and most of Anne’s) on our doorsteps. Having been born in nearby Ramsgate I am of course a Man of Kent, were you born in the county at your present location? If so that would, I think, make you a Kentish Maid rather than a Maid of Kent. I think anywhere in England is a great place to live, but I believe we are truly blessed to live in Kent and I wouldn’t swop it for anywhere else. Have a good Friday in our great “garden” and I hope your back holds up for many years to come, so that you can continue your historical walks.

March 16, 2012
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Boleyn,
I used to visit many places, including Avebury and Stonehenge when I lived near these places (I lived in Dorset) as a child in the 60’s. I was however born in Kent and have now been living back in the county for many, many years. Although we are in the same county there are a few miles between us as I live on Kent’s NE coast at Margate, however we both share the same fortune of having so much history in general (and most of Anne’s) on our doorsteps. Having been born in nearby Ramsgate I am of course a Man of Kent, were you born in the county at your present location? If so that would, I think, make you a Kentish Maid rather than a Maid of Kent. I think anywhere in England is a great place to live, but I believe we are truly blessed to live in Kent and I wouldn’t swop it for anywhere else. Have a good Friday in our great “garden” and I hope your back holds up for many years to come, so that you can continue your historical walks.

Actually Neil I was born in a little villiage just of from Brighton, called Telscombe, So I guess you could say I’m a Sussex lass. The family moved up to Malvern when I was 4, and there I stayed until 4 years ago, I moved down here and met my now husband Dinosaur. Dinosaur is a man of Kent as he was born here in Chatham. My Mum was from the posh end of London, whilst my dad was a pure Cockney born in the sound of the Bow.
Yeah Kent is a good place to live I love it down here, and I feel at home if that makes sence. I wish I could go for the long walks I used to be able to. These day I struggle to get to the end of the road, I’m actually waiting to go into the Medway to have my back seen to, it’s just a case of seeing which comes first, The appointment or Ants taking over the earth LOL. I’ve never been to Margate I’ve been to Dover once or twice since i’ve been down here, there’s a statue on the beach of Captain Matthew Webb who is an ancestor of mine. I guess it explains why all of our family can swim like fish. And then of course there’s the castle which is beautiful especially when it’s all lit up at night.
Yep Kent being named as the Garden of England is a very apt one, because it is and blooming lovely it is too.

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March 16, 2012
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Thanks for the info, Boleyn. Yes, Dover Castle is a great place to visit (pity about the town) and I do so quite often. What a great piece of family history with Captain Webb! Perhaps you should try some hydro-therapy for your back! The NHS is great for emergency response and care, but can take rather too long in providing treatment for what they regard as routine appointments. At least it’s free though (I know we all pay, in a way, but you take my meaning).

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Neil Kemp said

Thanks for the info, Boleyn. Yes, Dover Castle is a great place to visit (pity about the town) and I do so quite often. What a great piece of family history with Captain Webb! Perhaps you should try some hydro-therapy for your back! The NHS is great for emergency response and care, but can take rather too long in providing treatment for what they regard as routine appointments. At least it’s free though (I know we all pay, in a way, but you take my meaning).

Yeah I know what you mean, Strangely enough getting the results back from the scan I had in early December was actually quite quick, I knew the results just before Christmas and saw the surgeon/consultant on the 10th of January. The last time I had a MRI scan does was in Herefordshire Hospital and it took almost 6 months for the results to come back. The surgeon wants to operate but I wont let him, the reason being is the problem is with my spinal cord, and although he’s probably a very good surgeon I’m just not prepared to take the risk of him paralising me, right now I can walk, although very painful, and the operation he’s offering hasn’t got a particulary high success rate.
Yeah I agree the reponse times are brilliant where emergencies are concerned with the NHS but it’s the waiting time at the hospital that lets them down. I got stung last year by my Volatan Lion fish and their venom has been known to kill a human, anyway it spiked me and my hand came up like a balloon, so it was a mad dash to the hospital and a shot of anti venom up the backside, but I was still waiting almost 2 and half hours to be seen. By the time they got around to seeing me my arm had swollen up, and boy was it sore for a few days. I was on Gluelash tablets for a week (Antibioitics) I call them Gluelash tablets as very often you are stuck on the bog when taking them.

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