Thursday, December 22, 2005

Shepton Mallet

Not far south of Bath are the towns of Shepton Mallet and Ashwick whence some of my Golledge ancestors of 3-400 years ago resided, and undoubtedly subscribed to the Scrumpy & Western biweekly newsletter. The family of my first convict ancestor hailed from these parts, and it appears that the crimewave has not diminished over the succeeding two centuries.

Today's newspapers were full of interesting detail:


We spent the afternoon in Bath, where the proprietor of its smallest pub, the Coeur de Lion took a real shine to Bondi. I was invited in for free mulled wine while Bondi lounged before the fireplace. Posted by Picasa

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