Manky, Lush and Chavy (we don't know what that means either)

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February 21st 2005
Published: February 21st 2005
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Apparently there is no evidence that the druids were involved. Disappointing.
Stonehenge, where the demons dwell
Where the banshees live and they do live well
Where a man is a man and the children dance to
the pipes of pan
Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise
With a dragon's face
Where the virgins lie
And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky

And you my love, won't you take my hand
We'll go back in time to that mystic land
Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow
I will take you there
I will show you how.

Hey kids,
Well, we're in Wales now. It's really green, and it's filled with heaps of sheep and various other livestock. Yay Wales!!

Stonehenge was totally kickass. Except for the price. And the coldness. But otherwise, it was....INDESCRIBABLE. heh heh. Apparently it's just a huge joke here in Britain -- Uncle Roger and Janine mocked us mercilessly for our rabid interest. Whatever.

The same day, we headed to Bath (which Pia compulsively pronounces Bah-th) which is a Romanesque town on the River Avon. Sadly, the baths were closed, and Liz's attempt to scale the wall was a pathetic failure. Nice town, though. We've realized that our ... IT'S SNOWING!!!!... sorry, our innate Canadian meekness is going to get us nowhere.. we spent a good 45 minutes trying to find a suitable fooding facility... any place that was slightly dark/licensed was vetoed. I think we're getting over it, but it's an uphill battle.

We had dinner with some neighbours the other night, during which we drunkenly showed our true colours and started spouting (yelling) at Uncle Roger for his somewhat misogynistic take on... well... things. We had some lovely curry, though. Mmmm.

We've been to a few small villages, particularly in the Cotswolds. Yesterday we came to Cardiff and went for a walk up to Coch Castle (pronounced "coghhhkkkkkgjkkk" -- Welsh is gibberish) and tomorrow we're headed down to Cardiff Bay. We've slightly changed our itinerary and are heading to Spain a week early, arriving in Valencia on March 2nd, as it is cold and expensive in England. But we love it.

Bye for now!

"BEE" good,

Liz and Pia


22nd February 2005

Sounds like good times :) Where is the song from? I enjoy the welsh spelling there hehe - Patrick
23rd February 2005

That song goes to 11
Heya Pat, The song is by Spinal Tap. The awesomeness cannot be contained by punctuation, and as you can see, we didn't even try. Hope Victoria is treating you well! - Liz

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