Yesterday, I saw a very interesting TV programme about Stonehenge (the ancient standing stone circle in Wiltshire, England). You can watch it here for the next 5 days. It was lovely to see the presenter, Alastair Sooke, deal sensitively with the Druids who celebrate the summer solstice at Stonehenge. There was even a little bit about Marc Bolan and his music!
Today, I went with my sister and her dog Jonah to a dog show at a local park that we’ve never been to before. I was surprised to see these (pretend) standing stones at the park.
This reminded me of when Jo and I went to Wales to get Jonah. We stayed overnight at a very weird hotel. The owner was having a bath when we arrived and opened the door to us wearing his dressing gown then we had to go through this creepy hotel in the dark. Jo thought the owner was going to lock us in a cupboard. It was very “Psycho”!
We had Jo’s other dog, Jubilee, with us and we took her for a walk up the road. There was a row of tiny terraced houses but there was nobody about. There had been a few people standing watching us when we first arrived which was very unnerving until I realised they were waiting for a bus! The bus went to the end of the road, turned round (because it was a dead end) and came back. We took Jubilee up to the end of the road and on a path that led up to the massive hills that surrounded the road. I didn’t like those hills, I found them very oppressive. Even now sometimes I think “Thank God I don’t live in Wales!”
At the base of the hills was a small circle of stones! (This is where my story comes “full circle” 🙂 ) It was very eerie and we wondered if they did sacrifices there.
I think those marks on the stones are from motorbikes rather than human sacrifices, lol.
It was a very odd place and the locals were strange too. We felt like outsiders and wondered if we had ended up in a “Deliverance” scenario! Anyway, we’re still here to tell the tale but it was very creepy. I found it so difficult to sleep that night!