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Martin Makes Me Laugh!

Well…it is Tuesday Newsday again! I had to spend some time in hospital yesterday – which effected my plans for yesterday. But nevermind – it was a case of needs must! I am alright…I am sore inside. It’s the same old problem…brain playing up and wreaking havoc on other parts of me that depend on it. I cannot tell you how frustrating a situation it is – except I am refusing to let the frustration get to me. Instead I am live live living!!!

I was unable to spend time working on any of the posts in my drafts folder, so I thought instead I would share with you one of the funniest stories I have read from another blogger this month. I absolutely loved it! You can probably tell because I have clogged up Martin’s comments section.

The Newbury Short Story Teller

Martin, the creator of the site above has some fantastic stories on his site, but his recent post is one of my favourites so far.

I used to live near Newbury…I will include a few pictures of the countryside down below.

Please take a look at his post, because it is a very funny story, a much better post than anything I could have come up with today for you!:



Here are a few Newbury pictures for you:


What else is Newbury and the surrounding countryside famous for?

The Great British Bake Off tent…

….is erected on the grounds of a property near to Newbury – Welford House.

It is worth a visit each year to see the beautiful snowdrops!

Highclere Castle, which for most Newbury folk was famous as the home of Lord Carnarvon – as in the chap who was with Howard Carter when none other than the tomb of Tutankhamen was discovered.

But nowadays more recognize Highclere Castle as Downton Abbey!

Either way, it is a very beautiful estate. I used to often walk dogs through the estate and nearby Penwood.

Then there is Newbury Racecourse, which admittedly held no interest to me. But I did enjoy seeing beautiful horses throughout the local countryside, especially up at Lambourne and near Kings Clere.

You might bump into Andrew Lloyd-Webber or Princess Kate’s (nee Middleton) parents on a visit to Newbury amongst other folk who reside in the heart of the Southern English countryside.