I arrived in Woolfardisworthy with a healthy amount of
blisters developing on my fingers. These were caused by the excess of luggage
which I had had to bring this trip. My camp bed, which was essentially a big
bag of metal, wouldn’t fit into my suitcase, nor would my backpack, so these
were to be carried separately. My suitcase did hold all my clothes and such for
the eleven days that I am here for, as well as a four man tent, sleeping bag
and my work and portfolio. To make matters worse, the suitcase only has one
working wheel, so everything had to be picked up and carried. All this just the
day after I was thinking that I don’t really need brawn.
The first thing I saw as I entered my room here at Myrtle cottage
was a large fake gorilla sitting over my bed. This was somewhat startling. I
had to face him away before I could sleep there. After settling in, I went back
downstairs and was introduced to the new members of staff; Lillith and Captain
Frunobulax the Magnificent.
Numerous cups of tea and a delicious meal were had, breaking
up the discussion. A surprising amount of this discussion was of a fairly
sensible nature. To help towards my research project, a large tome on
amphibians was handed to me as light bedtime reading. It will doubtless be of
use to me, as well as being personally fascinating. I have read about a page.