The simple folk of Minehead came up with a plan as an invasion of Vikings loomed. They disguised their fishing vessels as sea serpents and sailed them out into the bay, which scared the enemy away.
On a tour of Rye I visited a brilliant junk shop, I climbed to the top of the church tower to see the view, had a drink in a haunted pub, and then I found something quite beautiful. At the top the hill across the cobbled street I entered a low alleyway. The alley was lined with large slate slabs into which had been carved antiquated sailing vessels of all different shape and sizes. Hearsay has it that sailors waiting in the alley below the local knocking shop would pass the time drawing the ships they were working on.
Recently I had a dream that I had discovered the secret ingredients in Jelberts ice cream. Caraway seeds – this is not true.
Going back though my childhood the taste (and price) of a Jelberts has not changed. The factory is just up the hill, the fresh tubs of ice cream rolled down to the shop each day. At the height of summer there is a queue out the door all day long – and it’s on those days that you know that you are eating something super fresh. During the late 90’s I was studying with a friend whose dad owned the shop at the time. I asked her for the recipe but was told it was top secret that would only be revealed with the sale of the shop.
We think there is a man on the moon, and the Chinese think that there is a rabbit, a monkey and a fox up there.
A boat named Rosa was to be my home for a week or so. The plan was to sail along the south coast from Falmouth to Plymouth. To much amusement to the skipper I had made below homely within minutes of climbing aboard, with a blue gingham tablecloth and fruit hanging from nets along the cabin.