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Sunday, 27 January 2013
Romantic Place Names.
In Italy they have Montepulciano, Positano, and Stromboli. In South America, Valparaiso, Tierro del Fuego, and Belo Horizonte. In the USA you will find Chatenooga, Albuquerque, and Pensacola. In Canada, Medicine Hat, Moose Jaw, and Saskatchewan. All, I'm sure you'll agree, are fine 'come visit me' names (even if the reality is less appealing).
But it's not only those 'far away places' that have charming and poetic names; think of the UK's Wigan, Cleethorpes, and Splott.
Whoever said that romantic destinations don't exist in the UK?
We went with friends to the Scallop festival in Whitianga; a charming
seaside town in the Coromandal District.
Had a great time...5000 people, lots of wine...
3 years ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 44 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), a Border Collie cross called Bok, a cat called Freddie, plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!