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Thursday, 8 September 2016

Time flies

Yesterday certainly seemed to fly by.  I took mum shopping in the morning and then I had to drop my car off for it's MOT.  While we were waiting for that we took Max for a walk round Devonport Park, thankfully the sun was shining today.  We called into Vintage Brew which is now becoming a regular haunt for lunch and to pick up our loaf of freshly made bread.  Delicious food as always.  We then walked off our lunch going back to the park.

One of the two pretty fountains were switched on giving a lovely tranquil feeling to the place.  This one is Napier Fountain.  Admiral Sir Charles Napier (1786-1860) began his Royal Navy career under sail on wooden warships and ended it in command of steam-powered warships in the Baltic. Napier campaigned for the ordinary seaman and became ‘The Sailor’s Champion’. This fountain is a national memorial - paid for by Sailors and Marines who each gave up a day’s pay. The names of the ships and Naval divisions involved are listed on the monument.

We went back home to wait for the phone call to give us either good or bad news about the car, thankfully the car passed.  While I was waiting I sat and read the next in the Agatha Raisin books Walkers of Dembley.

The evening was spent watching tennis, sadly not the result I wanted.

1 comment:

Kaisievic said...

Sounds like a fun day!