31 July 2006


over the hill and far away
the mother duck said, quack quack quack quack
but only two little ducks came back

i thought this song was the saddest song EVAH, when i was a kid... with one exception:

Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby,
When you wake, you shall have
All the pretty little horses.
Blacks and bays, dapples and greys,
Go to six-a white horses,
Hush-a-bye, don't you cry,
Go to sleepy little baby...

for no particular reason, this lullaby made me cry EVERY TIME I HEARD IT!!! but i still liked hearing it. we'd sing "when you wake, you shall have..." though on the net the line is "when you wake, you'll have cake..." and where i hear "go to six-a" the lyric is "coach and six-a". excuse me while i kiss this guy.

there is another verse i never knew until i googled it just then:

Way down yonder, down in the meadow,
There's a poor wee little lamby.
The bees and the butterflies pickin' at its eyes,
The poor wee thing cried for her mammy.

NO WONDER I CRIED!!! what an eeevil nursery rhyme!

however... i was just going to say something like: why is they all be overseas? erin and michelle and julia and rachel and ross. all overseas.

but enough of this whining (is that the correct spelling?). dan and i will be in ingerland in october for 3-4 weeks, and we have started looking/booking accommodation for our walk along the thames. we decided long ago that we wanted it to be a bit special, and we wantedt o stay in B&Bs so we didn't have to carry tent and/or sleeping bags. and also, there aren't many other options in the area. and we love B&Bs. so it will be expensive accommodation, but we will be doing lots of free stuff during the day, so it will be LOVELY!

night one: kemble
night two: cricklade
night three: lechlade
night four: tadpole bridge
night five: northmoor
night six: oxford (haven't chosen a place yet)

we will arrive in london on the friday, and train over to kemble on the monday, do a bit of a walk - up to the thames head (source) and have a poke around the area, and generally enjoy being relaxed. we'll leave oxford and go back t london on the sunday. we also have a day-long walk (approk 10mi) planned for one of london's green belts - hopefully we can convince some of dan's family to come along.

ok, off to do some actual work, and a load of washing (got to wash our new quilt cover before putting it on our new doona and sleeping under it and on top of our new sheet on our new bed! so much new stuff!).


  1. gee, wow, i feel special now. maybe i should just GO OVERSEAS and save youse guys the trouble of being my friend. ...sob...

    ps. that pic (above) is some scary shit going on there. ...freaks out...

  2. betty sue, junior.8:42 am, August 02, 2006

    yeah, it is such a hassle being FRIENDS with YOU, whereas it's EASY with all those OTHER people because we don't have to SEE them!

    also, i notice that we only count as ONE friend to you. well, FINE!

  3. dad, did you manage to find the comments yet?!