It’s no secret that we love living in south Devon. Now its autumn and we have a bit more time on our hands we’ve been getting out a bit more. One thing I’ve noticed on our travels is that so many of the business names are so similar.
Salt Rock, Rock Salt, Rock Fish, Salt Water, Wierd Fish, On the Rocks, all names that have been carefully picked to conjure up images of the coast, the seaside, fresh fish, fantastic food, holidays, sailing and generally how good life is on the coast.
Trouble is they are all so similar that they all run together in my mind.
Can I recommend a good restaurant? Yeah. Try Rock Water er….I mean Salty Fish Water. Eh? Oh no. I mean Weird Cod Rocks. Or do I mean Rock Fish Balls or maybe Water Salt?
Come on guys. Come up with something a bit more memorable!
Did I mention that Lashes and I have joined a choir? No? Wow! You must be the only people in the world who don’t know.
We are LOVING it.
One of the songs we are learning at the moment is ‘Don’t Stop Believin’. Every week about fifty of us traipse up to the local village hall to warble away like little (and not so little ) rocking songbirds.
One of the choir members is a really lovely Chines lady who just beams all the way through the evening. She’s a delight to be around. Or so I thought. She sits in the alto section where Lashes sits. I sit in the soprano section so I’m never really near her when she’s singing.
Last week as we left the choir lashes glowered at me and announced that she wouldn’t be sitting near the Chinese woman again.
“She puts me right off.”
“Why’s that then? I thought she was lovely.”
“She is but her accent is so strong and her voice so loud I can’t tune her out.”
It turns out that this lovely lady booms out her own version of the lyrics:
‘Doorstop bereavin…hode on to a fee-ee-eeri-i-i-n’
street rife peepoh…ohhhhh-ohhh-OOHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!…
Strangers waitin’ up a’ dow’ a’ bourevar..shadows searching i’ a’ niiiiiiigh’
Bless her, I liked her even more when I discovered this. I’m not going to be sitting near her anytine soon though.
Just as a Saturday treat, here is the original version: