It is still beautiful. But today, I finally did have to drag out the umbrella, and actually use it for rain! So I put on the boots that had gotten muddy last week, and walked around in them until the mud was gone. A win-win!
But this rain has had absolutely no impact on the numbers of tourists here. They are out in force and all holding umbrellas, which keep getting in each other’s way! And then there are the Prams, which have the same effect. The tiny cobbled streets really do not have enough space for cars, lorries, bicycles, motorbikes, pedestrians, workmen, umbrellas, and PRAMS! Can you imagine? I create quite a true picture here, dear Readers. I don't know why all of these elements came out of the woodwork when it started to rain, but - man!
The more important thing about today, though, was the beginning of a new search. I have started to seek an English LEGO set. I don't mean the kind you would find in any American toy store. I mean British, London-ish, UK-ish LEGOs. I know that I can log immediately on and find something there, but the fact is, I may not find it here. In Cornwall. But I'm going to try.
One small girl back home absolutely loves her LEGO Friends, and has the most amazing attention span. And isn't it right to reward attention spans? It's strange, but the lovely daughter and I don't remember even the word LEGO being spoken in our house when the kids were little. Not even once. We did not have LEGOs in the house, and none of their friends had them. We just never really ran across them. So now, when our three absolutely love them and play with them so satisfyingly, I am going on an absolute rampage of a search.
And so - Cornwall Toy stores, here I come! Somewhere along Fore Street I am certain to come across some unique setup that my sweet girl, and her two brothers, will adore.
A new, and never-ending Quest!
See you along the way!
P.S. (There ARE Legos in Cornwall! You can learn something fascinating by clicking this.)
P.S.S. (O.M.Goodness! Is the SconeLady in too deep?)
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