Friday, 7 June 2013

What's in a name?

Driving back from Sheringham yesterday through a profusion of blowsy white spring verge . Cow Parsley, Horse Chestnut. Mayflower and Blackthorn. Through  Gresham, Matlaske, Corpusty, Wolterton, Mamington, Epringham, Itteringham, Ingworth, Blickling, Hanworth, Gunton. North Norfolk names. Hinting of estate lakes, a chalk stream, feudal lands, gamekeepers gibbets, red Tudor brick glimpsed through lime and beech. Flint and pantiles.

Heaven on earth.

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