Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Delilah in Brambly Corners

Delilah drove her mini bus through the winding roads in the county of Devon, along the English Channel. Her final town was a small place called Brambly Corners.

Her phone beeped, she was in Brambly. It was a small town, there were 3 buildings. An array of animals talked in front of all them. There were no humans anywhere. She drove closer to one of the buildings.

"Hi," said one of the animal outside.
"Oh, hi" Delilah responded getting out of the mini bus.
"I'm Lucy Yellow Labrador," said the animal smiling.
"I'm Delilah Dale, this is Brambly Corners, right?" she asked.
"Yep! Are you on vacation, here?"
"Not exactly, I'm thinking about moving here," Delilah replied.
"Really? Could I give you a tour of Brambly?" she asked excitedly.
"Of course, that would be great!"
"Oh, this is Berkeley my oldest son," said Lucy motioning to the boy next to her.
"Nice to meet you Berkeley," smiled Delilah.
"You, too," said Berkeley shyly.

"Well out here are the Giant Steps, they say this is where the giants used to walk," said Lucy.

They walked a bit farther to a gigantic tree, where the climbed to an area between two of the branches.
"This is the Brambly Tree, and this crack in the trees is the Brambly Canyon," explained Lucy.

After climbing down the Brambly Tree they walked up another Giant Step to a big stone wall. 
"This is the Brambly Mountain, it's been here forever," Lucy told Delilah
"Wow, it's so big!" commented Delilah.
"If you think this is big you should see the Brambly Forest. It's absolutely gigantic!" 

When Lucy finished the tour they made their way back to town where Lucy introduced her to some of the other women in town.
"Hi, I'm Raina Red Panda," said one of them.
"And I'm Stephanie Hopper," said the other one.
"Nice to meet you, I'm Delilah Dale" she responded introducing herself.
"Are you going to move here, Delilah?" Stephanie questioned.
"You'd be a great addition to the town," said Raina.
"Hmm.. I've been so many places, but none have been like this," replied Delilah.
"Where else have you visited?"
"I'm from London but I visited York, the Dales, Bath, and Dublin."
"Those are all human cities. Our little Brambly Corners is animals-only," answered Stephanie.
"Really, that's so cool!"
"Oh my goodness, I just had a great idea!" declared Raina.
"What?" they all chorused.
"Delilah, if you move here you should open a candyfloss cart. The kids have been begging for a sweets cart, and your fur reminds be so much of candyfloss!" she explained to us.
"That's a great idea!" commented Lucy.
Delilah contemplated it for like 0.2 seconds before saying "yes!" 
"So, you'll move here?" asked Raina hopefully.
Delilah nodded and smiled and they all cheered. 
"And you can live at Harebell Hall where almost everyone in town lives. It's the big house you met Lucy at. There is a room next to me that open," said Stephanie pointing to Harebell in the distance.

A week or so later Delilah had opened her Candyfloss and Sweets Cart and she was moved into Harebell Hall. She had found home!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Delilah in Dublin

"Wheels down, Dublin, Ireland" said the pilot as the plane landed in Dublin. Delilah had flown from Bristol (near Bath) all the way to Dublin.

The pigeons were still very loud in Dublin. Thankfully there were many cats around Delilah's AirBNB house to scare the pigeons away. There were 6 cats Delilah befriended; Dingle, Larry, Shamrock, Gael, Guinness, and Limerick.



Delilah loved exploring Dublin. She learned a lot about the Irish History just by walking around the city.

Famine Memorial

Trinity College

Temple Bar Neighborhood 

Ha'Penny Bridge

Dublin Downtown

One day, Delilah decided to go explore the fishing town of Howth.

There she saw tons of sea lions swimming around in the Irish Sea. They were very friendly. 

Delilah loved all the flowers in Howth. 

Delilah even got to see one of the houses of the Olympic Ireland Committee.

Delilah loved the great views of the Irish Sea from Howth.

Overall, Delilah had loved Dublin/Howth but it still didn't seem quite like home to her. She had one last town.. she hoped it would be the right one.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Delilah in Bath

Delilah had loved the Dales, but she was eager to check out her next city of Bath.

When she arrived at the Train Station she walked past the River Avon and the Pulteney Bridge on the way to her hotel. It was absolutely beautiful.

She relaxed in her hotel that night, but the next morning would be a busy day for her.

She headed to Stonehenge first thing in the morning.

She was even thinking about buying a portrait of Stonehenge for her house, but then decided it was a tad to big.

Before heading back to Bath she decided to take a detour through the famous town of Lacock. Lacock was where many movies like Harry Potter and Pride and Prejudice had been filmed, and TV shows like Downton Abbey.

Lacock has a beautiful church dedicated to St. Cyriac. There are only two churches in the world dedicated to him!

There had been many a traffic jam on the way back to Bath though, and she arrived late in the afternoon.

She decided just to hang in her bedroom that night (it was hot) because tomorrow she would be exploring Bath!

The next morning she woke up, had breakfast, and headed straight to the Roman baths. It was known to be busy so she got there early.

There were great views of Bath Abbey from the Baths.

At one point Delilah headed down right to where the Baths were, which was really neat.

After the baths, Delilah had tea in the famous Pump Room, tearoom.

It was delicious!

That afternoon Delilah got to go to the Jane Austen Centre where there were life sized wax models of Jane Austen and characters like Mr. Darcy.

Soon, it was time for the World Cup Quarter Finals, and all the residents of Bath disappeared into the pubs.

So, Delilah figured that since the streets were quiet it would be the perfect time to take pictures of the Royal Crescent and the The Circus.

Later that day before heading back to her hotel, Delilah stopped when she found a group of dogs in the window. Photo opt!

The next day, was her last morning in Bath. Delilah had really enjoyed Bath the problem was, it was just too hot and they're weren't enough fans or any air conditioning like there was back in London.

Delilah spent her last morning going down to the River Avon, one more time. One thing about Bath though she had learned, was that it was incredibly scenic.

Delilah would miss Bath, but she was excited to see what the next city had to offer!