This week, we took it upon ourselves to travel deep into the Western hills of England, to enlighten the country folk with the glorious creation that is Articulate. In our circle of friends, Articulate is the elixir of life, bringing strangers and friends together in a wordy fusion of the cone and hourglass. It really is just a super game. Katie, Paula, Marc and I decided to stay in a Yurt, which is a Mongolian canvas tent: it was just delightful! It had a wood-burning stove, double beds and bunting! No, it wasn’t really camping..
The Lodge was the main kitchen area, which was just lovely and warm all the time, and it had the most intense power-shower I’ve ever experienced. Mm! We also visited the Perry Cider Farm, where we tried many ciders, and had a cream tea. Oh my!
Also, we went to Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s River Cottage Canteen in Axminster, and I had crab. The menu said ‘a whole cracked crab’, so I thought, oooh I like crab that sounds lovely. However, when it came, it really was just an entire crab on my plate, with some lovely potatoes and dressing. I won’t lie, I was hesitant. Firstly, with all the legs, it reminded me of a spider and I had a weird fear-judder and nearly shrieked. But, pulling myself together, I managed to call the waitress over and ask how to handle the little man. She had no idea either, but when she returned from the kitchen she was holding what looked like a red nut-cracker. I proceeded to slowly crackle my way through, and it was all the more lovely, as I really felt like I worked hard for it. In conclusion: highly recommended.
We went to Lyme Regis too, and saw the Cobb, where Persuasion by Jane Austen was filmed, with that ravishing Rupert Penry-Jones. We walked all the way to the end of it. Very cold, but very pretty. We also went fossil-hunting on the Jurassic Coast there, hoozah!