Thursday, August 16, 2007

Suddenly, as if by magic, the shopkeeper appeared

I'm back!

Sorry about that, I had to go dark for a couple of weeks. Well, actually, I went to Italy. With my family, for a holiday, and it was fantastic. One of the best things about it was that we were totally out of touch - staying in a castle up a remote track in a wooded valley in the middle of nowhere, no phone, no tv, no internet; bliss! We only left the castle to go shopping, and we made two trips, one to a lakeside town for dinner, and the other to Assisi to a-see-see St Francis's old stomping grounds. Which was nice.

This is the castle

and this was our part of it.

So, anyway, I thought I'd better let you know that we're ok, not eaten by wolves, or drowned in the bath or anything.

Bonus points for anyone who can identify the quote in the title.

7 comments:

marcel said...

I thought I recognized it.. but after looking it up I decided that I don't know it...

Philippa said...
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Philippa said...

Mr Benn, ahhhh, Mr Benn ... fond memories of childhood immediately surface :-). Had to delete previous answer - had commited great misdemeanour and spelt Mr Benn with just one N. Shame on me.

Mark Jaffrey said...

Congrats and bonus points to Philippa for spotting the Mr Benn connection. Legendary childhood tv experience for British 30-somethings.

TPF said...

Thirty something here too... Nice castle - See Gordon?!

[Bonus points for those who know the surname of the Gordon we are talking about!] And no, not 'two jags'. 'Good that should confuse them enough... Good work Tobes... Thanks...'

Dottie said...

...and the twenty-something American is completely in the dark on all of this.

TPF said...

Quiz closed: Gordon Sumner is the answer folks! AKA 'Sting' - I thank you. Better luck next time kids - until next week...