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calendar   Monday - June 04, 2012

not quite Hi-Yo Silver

The sun comes in VERY BRIGHT and very strong at this time of evening, in the kitchen which is located at the back of house. Which is on the other side of the wall behind me. So I went in and made the dumb mistake of looking straight at the window for some odd reason. Now I am typing betweenh the damn sun spots which I can’t shake. Frustrating.
None of which is the subject of this post. Oh wait. I just made it a subject.
I have something just as frustrating to share. Not that anyone beside myself will care. You’ll most likely think this is a waste of time and space. But it isn’t to me.

We have been at this location since April 28 of 2004. I’m not great on dates but I remember that one.  I wonder if people who are in jail remember the date of their incarceration after X amount of years, in the same way.
But this isn’t about jail and loss of liberty.
It’s about the mesmerizing and welcome clippity-clop of horses hooves as they travel through our little street. And it’s frustrating because, ever since we got here I have wanted to photograph them. Better still, a little video so the sound could be recorded as well. And for all these years, each time I have heard them, I have missed the chance because by the time I hear them, they are gone.

It does not happen every day and very often it can be a few months with no sightings or sound. And each time I hear them and look up they are going past.

Sometimes it’s a carriage with a single horse and sometimes a two horse carriage. Once a few years ago, there was a very large carriage with a bride being brought to her church for her wedding. As I have mentioned in the past, we are in semi horse country here. And due to the huge overgrown hedges and and such, I have not got many pix because there is no clear view. So anyway, one went by today and as usual I missed it. Crying in my tea I told my wife, well there’s another one missed. And she said, why don’t you call them and see about the price for getting a ride?  Say WHAT?  Am I hearing things? What are you talking about? How do I do that?  Oh she says.  They advertise in the Parish Magazine and I think they’re here in our village. 

SAY WHAT?

Here?  You mean, here as in the country or here as in Winchester?  No she says. Here as in our village but I’m not certain where. Huh? Here? In our village?
Yes says she, and hands me a copy of the little paper bound forty page 8x9 inch paper magazine. She opened it to the page with a badly printed ad and shiver me timbers.  A small ad and an address. Been here all these years and they’re only down the road. Not on the main road but a side road. It’s just down the hill from the end of our street. They even have a web page. It could be a lot better designed I think. And the photos are too small, but apparently they are not hurting for business.  So I think before the summer is over, and with much depending on my wife’s health, I want to contact these folks with the hope that their price for a short ride around the village just so I can video everything, is not too costly.  Meanwhile, in lieu of photos I’d like to have taken over the past years, here’s a screen shot of part of their page. Click on it for info and some postage stamp sized photos. There a tiny photo album there also.Click on the gallery tab at the right. You will notice also that the tab marked prices has an invite to contact them for that direct. Must be expensive then. I guess we’ll find out.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 06/04/2012 at 01:40 PM   
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