Tuesday, 31 January 2017

A Brief Return To The Homeland

We were not the only ones to make a new start back in June last year, Lucy also bid a fond farewell to The Castle and the village Tesco Express (now a One Stop …. how times change).  She bought a house of her own just down the road, in fact, she offered us sanctuary for a month or so while Riverside Towers was still going through, for which we will shall always be eternally grateful. 
Train back to the Homelandtravelling home
We haven’t seen Lu since the New Year, so Darrell and Nigel thought it would be nice if they paid her a visit, especially as Darrell wanted to see her new bathroom, now finished, as he had offered a little (professional) advise on en trend tiling, toothbrush holders and co-ordinating towels.
IMG_0552To get to Lu’s from Evesham, it’s three trains and a bus. The train journey bought back many happy memories of our weekly jaunt to and fro when we first started to look after, the then, baby Iris and as we decided as to whether Evesham really was the place for us.
return to WolverhamptonAs soon as Darrell and Nigel stepped off the last train and headed towards the bus station, they smelt the familiar Wolverhampton air and noticed how people were talking ….
return to the homeland …… wondering, if, in turn, people would remark on their “…not being from these them there parts”, their accents now being of a more rural and countrified type nature!
return to ze homelandPendeford
Naturally, the bus journey was peppered with comments about what had changed, looking for familiar landmarks and wondering if they would bump into any familiar faces.
Through The KeyholeBut finally getting to Lu’s was most welcome ……
Through the keyhole 1….. a cup of tea and a chocolate Hob Nob on arrival, followed shortly after by a meat feast, thin crust pizza with coleslaw and potatoes wedges for tea …… Darrell and Nigel were back in the Homeland, all be it, as aforementioned, just down the road from whence we originally came, but still Happy Days.


Mr.D said...

Seeing Lu, eating pizza plus chocolate Hobnobs - a perfect day?

PharmacyMichele said...

Nigel & Darrell are certainly intrepid travellers. I hope Darrell hasn't blown his diet eating too much meat feast pizza !


Anonymous said...

I'm singing along with Doris Day whilst reading your latest blog....
Gonna make a sentimental journey,
Gonna set my heart at ease,
Gonna make a sentimental journey,
To renew old memories.

Happy days. JantheFan x

Dianne said...

AAAAWWWWW, the memories! Lu's gracious hospitality a wonderful welcome after your train adventures!....my, how quickly the old home base changes ....thank goodness MotorWorld was re-established!....enjoy your trip down memory lane.....Love, Dianne