little silvery mysteries

This mysterious little signpost reminded me of something the Famous Five might have come across on one of their Cornish adventures (the proper, line-drawn, hardback Famous Five that is, not modern TV parodies or any of their horrible politically correct manifestations).

We found it yesterday on one of the nicest walks ever, in one of our favourite places ever, a beautiful, perfect little corner of England that must have every geographical feature on the map: coast, coves, cliffs, marshes, lakes, little woods and fields, churches, pubs, shops, gorgeous gorgeous houses, and nearly every bird and mammal in the book too. It's exactly an hour away in the car (if I am the passenger rather than the driver) and sooooo good for the soul.

The Famous Five would have been useful to help solve the puzzle of this little ticket which we found on the floor of the tearoom where we enjoyed a pot of reviving tea... perhaps dropped by Runner Number Six him-or-herself. But with no other clues to be seen, we couldn't guess where, how or when he or she might have been racing...

I wish I could have shown you a photograph of the huge silvery moon that rose above the horizon on the journey home like a big old coin in the hand of a kindly grandparent. Its magic was palpable.

14 comments:

ted and bunny said...

hi- just dropped in and enjoyed looking at your lovely blog.

"If you make happiness your goal, then you're not going to get to it. The goal should be an interesting life." How true this is, thankyou for posting it

Hope to meet again xx

Jane said...

Poor old Famous Five, they gave me many hours of pleasure in my childhood. I wish people would just take such things as they are and of their time, whether it's Dorothy Sayer or Nancy Mitford or Charles Dickens.

Gilly said...

I think I enjoyed the Famous Five as much as you did!

But your description of your visit is exquisite. You write so very well. Its all there, in a couple of paragraphs.

And the same moon rose up through the trees in the park last night. It was a full moon. The Hunter's Moon, I think they call it.

caireen said...

lovely post... Cx

Frances said...

Sue, I do love the glow of silver as you present it.

There is something both magical and mysterious in being able to watch the rise of an almost full moon. Just observing how the size of the disk seems to change as our planet turns can bring on meditation.

xo

Clare Wassermann said...

let's hope you had lashings of ginger beer!!

Pearly Queen said...

I think it was a guinea pig race at a local fĂȘte. Guess theirs didn't win, if they left the ticket on the floor!

Kathy said...

Oh I loved the Famous Five and the Secret Seven and all things Blyton!!! I so wanted to be in an adventure!
Love Kathy xxx

Vintage Tea Time said...

That was a magical moon, wasn't it? Sounds like you had a lovely time :)

acornmoon said...

Wasn't that the most perfect full moon complete with smiling face in its silvery sky?

I am just wondering though how you got to the coast in an hour and where your secret location is ?

Lyn said...

We have had some great moons lately are they Harvest Moons? I never read Famous Five books but can imagine the world they might of lived in.
love
Lyn
xxx

Jackie said...

Isn't it great when you find somewhere so perfect/ Although I can't say I've found this place. At least, I haven't seen that sign before.

Cottage Garden said...

Lovely post Sue. This little place sounds charming and I love your description of the moon.

Jeanne
x

A Time to Dance said...

I am intriqued...where is this place?...I used to love the famous five...