Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Meeting friends in Banbury.....

Just got back from a ReaditSwapit meet in Banbury, staying at a pub on the way up overnight as it's a bit of a drive from the south coast. The pub we stayed at has a new annex of 4 double rooms, but we were in one of the three old ones above the pub. Don't you find sometimes its worth the experience??!! Very clean, but we could only describe the decor as shabby and not chic!! Fluffy Towels, white and spotless, clean beds, no dust or cobwebs, in fact cleaner than I have found some hotels. But although there was new central heating (which now means a heated toilet roll holder because someone had not bothered to move the holder and it now sits just above the radiator in the bathroom....
The wardrobe and chest of drawers, if painted olive green to match the blind and curtains, would have lifted that little room so much. I know, picky picky, but doing that, and putting in a new TV might well mean repeat custom!

ANYWAY - on to the meet, which was the reason for going, especially to meet the gorgeous Miss H and her minders! Always lovely to see old booky friends again, and to meet new ones, so all in all a good day, and as usual, came home with a few books in tow. Did you know that in the middle of Banbury there is a lovely full size bronze statue of "the lady" of the nursery rhyme on her horse?

Ride a cocked horse
to Banbury Cross
to see a fine lady ride on a white horse.
Rings on her fingers,
Bells on her toes,
She shall have music wherever she goes.