Tuesday, September 15, 2009

7 Minutes

... is all I have for this post. Currently at the Norfolk Library in Wells-next-the-Sea. It takes 5 minutes for the internet to start up here, so it is a good thing that there are a lot of books about whilst one is waiting.

And why have I come all this way to Wells you/they ask? Well there is this woman named Jane Digby who was part of the family at Holkham, the estate near here. Among the things she did in her life, she went to Syria. None of the stewards at Holkham seemed to know about her, though I have intrigued them as to who she is. Apparently 'The Duchess' was partly filmed there, though I bet the next big film to be (partly) shot there will be about Jane.

Also visited Walsingham yesterday. Judging from all the religious activity there it would make one think that it was Nazareth itself. Enjoyed evening vespers at the humble St. Seraphin Russian Orthodox Church.

Now off to take the Coasthopper to Kings Lynn, then the train to Cambridge for a night. Then Italy for a couple of weeks.

1 comment:

  1. I hope Kings Lynn is refreshing: The name brings to mind the settings Ralph Vaughan Williams made of several old folk tunes while living there a century ago. He gave the name 'Kings Lynn' to a rich, haunting melody. Beautiful stuff.