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Adventures in Devonshire [20090507|17:47]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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While we were on way home from our recent trip to Cornwall, we paid a flying visit to a couple of friends who live in a tiny village at the edge of Dartmoor. They have only been there for a year or two.

Somehow, we managed to get lost in this village. Even though it has only four streets, none of them intersect at ninety degree angles. The sheep permanently obstructing one and a moor pony grazing immovably in the middle of another don't help either. As the bloke struggled to pull his car out of the large, mossy bank in which it had been lodged whilst dodging a passing flock of chickens, an amused local paused to survey us. I rolled down my window.

"Sorry, excuse me, could you tell us where The Old Post Office is?"

He crinkled his brow thoughtfully, which baffled me slightly since he was certainly a resident (see: weathered face, wellington boots, surly teenage son carrying farm implement) and there were at most thirty houses in this hamlet.

"We're looking for our friends, B and T," I added.

His face smoothed and his eyebrows shot up into his hairline. "Ah, them two," he said knowingly. "What you want to do is - oh, here, just follow, you're about a hundred feet away." Though he guided us carefully out of the hedgerows and into their driveway, it still took a good five minutes to figure out how to wedge the car between the sleeping cat and the retriever.

B and T, you see, have the distinction of being the only gays in the village.
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[User Picture]From: impix
2009-05-07 17:02 (UTC)
i miss devon!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-07 17:05 (UTC)

I can see why

We even had time for a little hike onto the moor for some stunning views. I want to take a camping trip there next time!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2009-05-07 17:11 (UTC)

Re: I can see why

the moors are beautiful and the rivers are great for swimming in the summer up there!
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[User Picture]From: prosicated
2009-05-07 17:18 (UTC)
awww, just like in Little Britain!
Also, wow.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-08 06:01 (UTC)
But exactly.
It's a beautiful place...just very, very tiny.
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[User Picture]From: anthrokeight
2009-05-07 17:27 (UTC)
B and T, you see, have the distinction of being the only gays in the village.

As far as the village knows, anyway. (That implement wielding son may be surly for more than the usually acknowledged reasons...)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-08 06:01 (UTC)
In the Little Britain skit, pretty much everyone in the village turns out to be gay!
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2009-05-07 20:55 (UTC)
This makes me think of Little Britain! The guy who plays the gay and also plays the guy in the wheelchair (and who is now in Krod Mandoon and the flaming sword of fire) is too funny.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-08 06:07 (UTC)
Matt Lucas, yes. Didn't Giles Anthony Stewart Head make a fabulous prime minister?
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[User Picture]From: nationofsheep
2009-05-07 21:05 (UTC)
That's really funny, because from the beginning of this story, I was thinking of the only gay in the village.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-08 06:08 (UTC)
I can never think of the word "village" without saying it to myself in a Welsh accent, and it's because of that show!
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[User Picture]From: nimoloth
2009-05-09 17:21 (UTC)
I like this story! And unlike everyone else in your comments, I have never seen Little Britain and just took it at face value as a cool story of village life in Britain.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-05-11 16:22 (UTC)
I would very happily move there myself, I must say.
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