Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Ang Goes Harum Scarum in Sarum

Harum Scarum: reckless, impetuous, cheerfully irresponsible [possibly from harass + scare] Sarum: the old name for Salisbury
It was only on Friday, going to my weekend away, when we diverted slightly to collect Lucy from the Railway Station there that I realised that Salisbury is barely 20 miles from Ferndown. Jill, in the back of the car, told us she had lived there when first married, and encouraged Jackie and myself to visit sometime. So Bob and I decided it would be a good Day-Off sort of outing. It was fantastic! Salisbury is full of great architecture, has a splendid Cathedral, lots of Charity Shops, and on Tuesday and Saturdays, an excellent proper market, selling interesting things, not just old tat! Bread, cheese, meat, fish and fruit on sale – also clothes, tools, and takeaway hot foods. The city has loads of history, interesting buildings, and shops with crazy names! I must also mention the efficient park&ride too. People were friendly and it was fun to meander around [many streets pedestrianised]
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We walked round, visited loads of CS [I bought nothing, but Bob increased his tie collection] watched the ducks and swans in the river, and had lunch in The York Roast sitting beside a portrait of Richard III. That was truly splendid [the lunch not the picture]
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1995-sense-and-sensibility-poster1After lunch we walked up to Mompesson House, the NT property overlooking the Cathedral. They were celebrating 20 years since Emma Thompson, Alan Rickman and co came here to film ‘Sense and Sensibility’ – lots of the rooms had photos from the filming or costumes on dummies. The gardens at the back were wonderful, full of autumn colour, and the house itself was charming.
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Then we walked round the Cathedral – that will get a post all of its own later, it was so interesting.
A quick cup of tea and then home again to Ferndown – and I used some of the pack of bacon mis-shapes [only £1.50 on the market] to make a bacon and onion suet pudding. It was real comfort food [and quick and easy to cook in the microwave] Another grand day out!


  1. Bacon misshapes- that's like broken biscuits!
    I like Salisbury- I played at the cathedral a few years ago and liked it very much!x

  2. 20 years since that film? Seriously?


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