Saturday, 8 June 2013

Saturday from

Just waiting for 12:35 ferry Felixstowe to Harwich. A day of downs and ups so far.

The village shop twenty yards from my stay last night was not open at 7:45 but the door was open, and just as the surly guy was telling me they were not open I was inside, and he reluctantly served me - a sausage roll, a croissant and a bottle of Lucozade.

Arriving at Bawdsey Ferry at 8:46 the notice said no go till 10:00. Meanwhile my last email post had failed to go with a message saying my iCloud password was wrong . I sat on a bench with a heavy heart anticipating trying to reset that password, then I looked up and saw the ferry was on its way across.

At the other side the cafe had just opened so I went for a coffee and was given a free piece if lemon drizzle cake for being the first customer. I set about the password problem then all of a sudden found the email had gone and the post was posted. From there I've had a long march down Felixstowe prom with kite surfers, golfers, and the crashing sea for company. Now waiting for the ferry.

9 comments:

The Crow said...

A somewhat sour beginning turned sweet - how nice for you! Should I ever open a tea cafe (as I once dreamed of doing), I'll remember to offer the first customer of the day a bit of lagniappe, a nice thing to do.

Sir Hugh said...

I'm not sure what the confection you mention is, but I would certainly come to your tea shop.

Alan R said...

Thats certainly a good word. Lagniappe. Not come across it before.
Have a good walk Conrad.

gimmer said...

sounds as though the walking is thoroughly relaxing and enjoyable - my kind of challenge these days, I think
the river crossings look less threatening than the Elbe just now, but beware the bogs of Essex - a dickens of a coast line

The Crow said...

Lagniappe - it means a little something extra, as a courtesy or a thank you. In New Orleans, where I learned the word, a baker, for instance, might give a cookie to a customer "for lagniappe." Like giving a child who visits the deli department in the grocery store a bit of cheese (happens every day here in Pennsylvania stores).

That's what the lemon drizzle was - lagniappe (lan-yapp).

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - now writing this on the train home so reply may be different than it might have been. I think it is Essex that has done for me.

The Crow - thanks for the explanation. Lang-yap helps to make the world go round.

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - now writing this on the train home so reply may be different than it might have been. I think it is Essex that has done for me.

The Crow - thanks for the explanation. Lang-yap helps to make the world go round.

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - now writing this on the train home so reply may be different than it might have been. I think it is Essex that has done for me.

The Crow - thanks for the explanation. Lang-yap helps to make the world go round.

Sir Hugh said...

Gimmer - now writing this on the train home so reply may be different than it might have been. I think it is Essex that has done for me.

The Crow - thanks for the explanation. Lang-yap helps to make the world go round.