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And so it came to pass, the time has come to part ways πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯ unbelievably I left my trusty companions behind on the Isle of Wight….seriously unbelievable. I walked past them at least 20 times since yesterday’s walk and again on my way out the door today at the start of my journey home. As I sat down on the ferry I suddenly realised I’d forgotten to pack them. Sigh. πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ my daughter always tells me I’m unobservant…understatement. what??!!

We’ve travelled well over 3000 miles together in the last 4 years and I feel quite bereft that our parting has come about so abruptly. However, that said, they were wearing out (much like me) and I had planned to buy a new pair next month before completing The Pilgrim’s Way. Perhaps they knew that and decided to hide in the corner and sulk πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

So goodbye my trusted friends, we’ve known each other through thick and thin, over hills (too many) and many a dale (mostly at the bottom of the next hill)….you’ve provided support through some tough times, helped me balance across rivers and streams, kept me from falling flat on my face when exhausted, and been there with me every step of the way. We were that close I even named them; Gemini, the twins.

Gemini – My walking poles

Hmmmm. Actually,Β now that I’ve just written their obituary….I miss them already and I’ve changed my mind….I had said to the family to drop them off at a charity shopΒ but suddenly that feels rather churlish, so change of plan…I’ll ask them to post them to me. πŸ€”πŸ€”πŸ™„ You can’t just discard old friends in such a cold-hearted way…..

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Dougray Scott was in Broadstairs!!! How did I not know??? Be still my beating heart πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“

https://theisleofthanetnews.com/2020/03/06/starring-role-for-broadstairs-in-feature-film-released-in-cinemas-today/

Broadstairs and various other locations on the Isle ofΒ  Thanet often feature in films and my daughter and I were lucky enough to have seen Maggie Smith during filming of The Lady in the Van a few years ago (when we still lived there).

I spotted the article about the film Sulphur and White in the Thanet News, and I am devastated πŸ˜₯πŸ˜₯ broken hearted πŸ’”πŸ’” etc etc…..how did I miss this?

Now seriously, I do wish these film companies would give us advance notice of who will be in the area BEFORE filming, not after. For sure I would have rescheduled all my jobs…..πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

On balance, I’d rather have seen Dougray Scott than Maggie Smith…no offence to Maggie of course, but Dougray would have been pleasing to the eye. Oh well, some you win, some you lose πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ I guess I shall have to go see the film.

Not yet too old to have a heart-throb πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’“πŸ’˜.

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