Sunday, 18 November 2012

Through The Looking Glass

Sunday's run looked as if it was going to be a solo one until a last minute call from Liz and it was now to be two of us, I was somewhat relieved. I often smile at Liz's communications to me.

"Longest since Brussels is 9 miles but if not too fast can probably do 12-14 is far enough"

Liz obviously knows me too well as she hedges her bets knowing that 9 miles in her language will mean 14 miles in mine. So today we took to the trails of the North Downs to cover places called Otford, Greatness, Seal and my favourite strange name, Noah's Ark which totalled 14.5 miles on my GPS but 14.06 miles on hers all with no plan and no map.

The Downs were beautiful this morning and we were lucky enough to be on the valley floor of Darenth Valley as the sun popped up above the hillside to the East to  illuminate the mist covered paths and as we entered it we were met by this reminding of Alice Through the Looking Glass

 Extract from Through the Looking Glass
'How would you like to live in Looking-glass House, Kitty? I wonder if they'd give you milk in there? Perhaps Looking-glass milk isn't good to drink — But oh, Kitty! now we come to the passage. You can just see a little peep of the passage in Looking-glass House, if you leave the door of our drawing-room wide open: and it's very like our passage as far as you can see, only you know it may be quite different on beyond. Oh, Kitty! how nice it would be if we could only get through into Looking-glass House! I'm sure it's got, oh! such beautiful things in it! Let's pretend there's a way of getting through into it, somehow, Kitty. Let's pretend the glass has got all soft like gauze, so that we can get through. Why, it's turning into a sort of mist now, I declare! It'll be easy enough to get through'


  1. Awesome Jerry! That is such an ideal reference.

  2. So evocative...can just imagine the run. Perfect! :)