Dancing the Maypole now has 99,527 words. I’ve finally finished chapter 37 (hopefully for the last time). I’m now working on chapter 38. I ended up doing the usual ‘beat my head against the wall’ exercise until I finally gave in and deleted a chunk and wrote some more. I think I’ve figured out how to unblock Once Upon a Wager as well, but now I have to decide how much to delete. I’ve deleted quite a bit, but I have an awful feeling I need to delete more. Excuse me while I just bang my head on that brick wall!
The last few months have been really weird. I’ve been having problems remembering what day or month it is. I can’t believe it’s nearly the end of June. I think I was traumatized by moving house. The rest of the Universe has moved on, but I’m somehow stuck in April. The last few months I’ve had a number of adventures that I meant to share. I took pictures…lots of pictures. I now I have too many to share, but I wanted to share some of my favorite.
This is a close up the little guy…Those were the days real men wore ribbons…lots of them!
I can’t remember if this was the first or second floor, but I love the light coming in the window. It seems to conjure up Knights in smelly armour.
Another shot of Orford, you can see the light house…the red and white stripped building in the distance.
The door from the castle onto the roof. I don’t know how old it actually is, but it’s seen a few centuries. There’s something magical about really old doors. Anything might be on the other side of an ancient door!