LGG soon + photos

Fluffy!

Fluffy signets. Aww!

Guess where I went earlier?

Stonehenge
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I’ve never been to Stonehenge before, but myself and friends were nearby earlier today (well… that should be ‘yesterday’ as I’m typing this at just gone 1am) so I figured that now would be a good time. It was disappointing to not be able to go closer to the stones, but also understandable, there were hundreds of people there.

The heaviest stone weighs over 40 tonnes and had been transported over 200 miles around 5000 years ago, that’s about the same weight as seven elephants, and stone is considerably more stubborn when you’re trying to get it to move. At least elephants can be bribed when, for example, you need to get them out of your mini. Goodness knows how they moved those rocks. It’s seriously impressive stuff, but loses some of the impact for you not being able to stand among them. It’s a bit like having a cathedral and never being allowed to go inside. I feel a bit better about myself for having seen it now. It’s one of those things that is part of Britain but you just never really get around to going to see. I really should go back to the Tower of London at some point.

I think when you live in a place it’s easy to not bother appreciating the things that you have around you and Stonehenge has been on my list for a long time of ‘things that I really should see’. That’s one more thing that I’ve done now!

Myself, Sues, and a friend called Sarah recorded the voice-over for the new Little Goth Girl episode on Friday. I’ll be spending most of tomorrow working on editting that down to usable sections (we were laughing rather a lot). I think it’s going to be good! I’ve still not decided on what music to use yet. There won’t be a continual soundtrack, but a few little bits here-and-there will add to the piece I think.

‘Hope you’re all having good weekends!

5 thoughts on “LGG soon + photos”

  1. I went to Stonehenge with my dad a few years back, and then went to the stone circle nearby afterwards. Like you, I felt that – although clearly an awesome sight, and showing great achievement – the overall impact was lessened due to no longer being able to walk amongst the stones (there are, or were, barriers around the henge).

    I got a cool keyring though 😀

  2. I was planning to go to stonehenge for Midsummer, was looking forward to it all year but my exams thought otherwise. I’ll go in a few years time instead.

  3. i guess it’s one or the other, eh?
    i live in canada’s capital, and have seen the parliament buildings so many times i know the tour better than the guides. anytime someone would come visit us while i was growing up, we’d all go to the parliament buildings. but i never saw the mint until i was graduating from high school, and a group of us dressed up as tourists and did a tour of all the things we’d never seen before, since we were all moving away. that was fun.

  4. Whilst researching into chalk carvings like the Cerne Giant and the Long Man and the White Horse, I found this web site which explains that with conversions from old feet into new feet etc etc and some complicated trigonometry, the three chalk carvings make a triangle, and the Henge is in an exact line with one of the sectors or something. Also, the lengths of the sides of the triangles represent a rudimentary calendar with monthes, weeks and days. All very interesting… I must try to find the page again as I’m sure it explains it better than me!

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