I love packing a bag and driving over hills and dales to sample new sights and smells and talk to strangers about the weather and how we are currently colder than iceland or other nuggets of information i find fascinating, its right up there along with Mandys addiction to hats...i never knew you could wear two at the same time..anyway i digress. We went on a road trip to the very magical Glastonbury, down past Stonehenge where the traffic is slow enough for passengers to take a picture and marvel at the size, i always feel like the air crackles with mysticism and the fields surrounding harbour memories of a long ago era.
Arriving in Glastonbury on a late, cold january evening we were met with cosy fireside meals in a haunted public house followed by live music and coffee in another, by the time i got to my bed i was too tired to fight the ladybirds (dont ask! lol)
I nearly jumped up and down when i found Shieldmaiden down a little side street the following day, Mandy for once blended into the background in her faux fur floor length coat (who knew that was possible, especially when a dog tried to eat it a mere ten minutes before) amazing shop and i had to stop myself from buying a drinking horn as i had promised husband i neeeeeeded a new bag..in hindsight i should have brought it and strode about with my extra long scarf flapping about in the wind toasting random passers by and brandishing my horn like a footballer with the F.A cup. alas. i was being sensible and brought yet another ring to match my 20 others, me swilling mead is most definitely for the warmer weather!
All in all we had an awesome mini adventure and i left with bagfuls of books, Chalice Well water, a ton of memories & feeling inspired, energised & full of cake lol.