Sometimes you find yourself in places you never dreamed you would be (hello, Le Petit Village), life's twists and turns dropping you off in some curious spot or another. A few weeks ago my path led me to a small fishing town in Devon in the southwest of England where Mr. London grew up. (Mr. London was taking part in a charity rugby event down there and he asked The Husband to join him on the pitch. I decided to tag along.)
There was an old pirate ship (that I was desperately waiting for The Dread Pirate Roberts to saunter off of), and fish & chips and lots of little touristy shops selling sweets and postcards, and a donkey in a colorful bow tie and a clown wig (although I don't think he was for sale).
We even got to visit a psychic when we were there. She's located in an old shop shaped like a coffin (it's true, it's even called 'coffin house'). Pirates, psychics and a donkey in a bow tie... what else could you possibly want in a mini-break?
After the match, everyone took advantage of the sunshine and lazed about the pitch. Mrs. London and I also took advantage of the delicious Pimms (it's like summer in a glass).
Do you see how The Husband has the shoe and sock off of one of his feet? Well that's because the day before, Mr. London had him shimmy through a window of the house (Mrs. London had the key, if they had bothered to call, we would have brought it to them... morons). For some strange reason The Husband decided to do this without his shoes on (of course he did) and in the process, stepped on a nail. This is something that could only happen to The Husband. So in hindsight, maybe it wasn't just the pre-match beers that slowed him down on the pitch after all, but the bleeding hole in the bottom of his foot... moron.
That's pretty much my trip to Devon in a nutshell. I never did spot The Dread Pirate Roberts though, but it was loads of fun nonetheless. Of course, we all know how it ended...