Food, Fun, & Scribe Heaven

Posted: May 18, 2012 in Inkspots
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Oh I’ve had so much fun this week. Part of that has eaten out at various locals places  that are picturesque as well as  serving tasty food.  This is the second place I visited with Megan, it’s called The Rucible Spoon which comes from the poem, The Owl and the Pussy Cat by Edward Lear. Here’s the illustration and the poem:

The Owl and the Pussy-cat went to sea

In a beautiful pea green boat,
They took some honey, and plenty of money,

Wrapped up in a five pound note.
The Owl looked up to the stars above,

And sang to a small guitar,
‘O lovely Pussy! O Pussy my love,

What a beautiful Pussy you are,

You are,
You are!
What a beautiful Pussy you are!’
Pussy said to the Owl, ‘You elegant fowl!

How charmingly sweet you sing!
O let us be married! too long we have tarried:

But what shall we do for a ring?’
They sailed away, for a year and a day,

To the land where the Bong-tree grows
And there in a wood a Piggy-wig stood

With a ring at the end of his nose,

His nose,
His nose,
With a ring at the end of his nose.
‘Dear pig, are you willing to sell for one shilling

Your ring?’ Said the Piggy, ‘I will.’
So they took it away, and were married next day

By the Turkey who lives on the hill.
They dined on mince, and slices of quince,

Which they ate with a runcible spoon;
And hand in hand, on the edge of the sand,

They danced by the light of the moon,

The moon,
The moon,
They danced by the light of the moon.And here, is the restaurant sign
The food is delicious!  I ate breakfast here yesterday and had their not-to-be missed banana pancakes Megan recommended this, and I was NOT disappointed. The pancakes have slices of banana in them, it isn’t blended into the dough. Oh, it was so, so good. I also had the cafe’ mocha which was not as strong as I would have liked but it was still delicious.  The room however, was as much a treat as the food. Take a peek!

That’s the front window, with plants and a gorgeous stained glass window there.

Yes, that IS a book-case in the corner full of books.  And yes, that is wood paneling on the walls there. It gives the room such a warm feeling. Over the table where we were sitting there were

That’s right! MORE books.  So distracting to have them up there and out of reach.
Anyway, the point of this post is to let you know I’m having a fabulous time on Vacation.  It’s going by way too fast.  I also have had the mind-blowing  experience of handling and reading over 30 million dollars worth of  rare and first edition books.I have looked at lovely Illuminated Manuscripts and handled them.

Some  were from the 1400s, and others from the 1500 and 1600s.

The sense of history and connection to the other scribes was breathtaking. There were so many surreal moments in looking at them I’m a little dumbfounded about how to put into words what I felt.Then, there have been moments of pure geek heaven. Like looking at and touching the pages of  J.R.R. Tolkien’s  The Faerie Queen. That’s right. It was from HIS library and he had annotated it. His annotations were color coded.

It was so cool.

Anyway, I’m still having adventures! Keep checking back to see what I’m up to.

Encourage one another, Scribes!

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Comments
  1. Galadriel says:

    Aww…I just sighed so happily. That just sounds so cool. Where was this literary place?

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