Great Dunmow

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tonight I’m hanging out in Great Dunmow.

I’ve not seen much of it, I rolled in after 3 hours driving through places like Maidenhead, Slough, Ruislip and some cuter bits nearer Cambridgeshire.  The sun set, the roads wound.

I pulled into the Harwood Guest house Bed and Breakfast, 15mins from Stanstead airport and not on the flight path at 10.15pm  An hour and 15 minutes later than planned. Doh!  Driving the cute route was longer than the SatNav predicted.

wendy: is there a pub near here that I can get to before last orders?

Ian: where are you from gel? you’ve got loads of time

wendy: South of here, don’t they stop serving at 10.30?

Ian: there’s a pub across the road they’ll serve you till 11pm no worries.


Ian is a gem.  I’ve only talked to him for 10 minutes,  but it was enough for him to work a few embedded knots out of my shoulder muscles.  That’s a high quality Bed and Breakfast.

Across the road they serve me a pint of Doombar for £2. 

A bargain.

I fire-up my laptop to tell you guys about it.  I’m on holiday. 

How lucky is that?  Matrix is alive, how lucky is that?  The ash cloud isnt going to prevent my flight tomorrow. how lucky is that?  I’ve got a job, an income, how lucky is that?  It’s after last orders, after closing time and I’m still being served, how lucky is that?

Things may go quiet while I’m on Holiday, but they may not, Darling is travelling with me….

Great Dunmow
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5 bits of lovely banter on “Great Dunmow”

  1. Scarlet writes:

    Who is Darling???
    Have a brilliant time and take lots of pics.



  2. Daniel writes:

    Do you plan to go to the Flitch Trials (July 2012)?

    If you will find boyfriend soon (and hang to him for year without arguing) you may win a flitch of bacon. (according to Wikipedia the trail are ancient – mentioned in The Canterbury Tales)



  3. Daniel writes:

    The Flitch Trials occurs in Great Dunmow

    >>Scarlet – Darling is her computer.



  4. Madame Defarge writes:

    Hope you had a lovely time there. And quite what is Doombar? Sounds like something dodgy from Star Trek.



  5. Happy Frog and I writes:

    What a lovely post, hurrah! Have a lovely time! 🙂



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