Good morning world and thanks for tuning in to another wonderful, bright and sunny day here on Planet Magnet.
I am having a lovely day so far having enjoyed a leisurely breakfast and a walk into the local town where I met a friend for coffee and afterwards, had a wander round the local market place which I am sure you will all agree is quite pretty.
There are a few oddities, one of which has been around since I was a child and probably long before. The Wantage Novel Library is a place that would equal “The Old Curiosity Shoppe” for the sheer peculiarity of it and the fact that no one seems to ever go in there. However it is so ingrained in local history, that when it finally goes, it will be sadly missed I am sure.
Another part of local history is the fact that the Poet Laureate (Poet to the ruling Monarch) Sir John Betjeman lived in Wantage between 1951 and 1972. I have written about Sir John Betjeman before after a park named after him featured in a walk Archie and I did last year, but this time I mention him because of a book he wrote called Archie and the Strict Baptists. Archie was a teddy bear known as Archie Ormsby Gore (well known to be the inspiration to WH Auden giving Sebastian Flyte his teddy bear Aloysius in Brideshead Revisited) and Archie lived in a village near Wantage and went to a Strict Baptist chapel to listen to sermons.
It is a very sweet but quite odd story but it got me thinking about Archie and when I say Archie, I mean OUR Archie, not the teddy bear but the cutest dog on Planet Magnet. Yes, it got me thinking about Archie the Dog and the Worlds Biggest Fridge Magnet.
I have wondered for a while if there would be any legs in a book about Archie and me, the Fridge Magnet and have finally decided that yes, there most definitely would be. I know this is adding even more weight to my already ridiculous schedule of work but I figure everyone would like to see something along those lines regardless of age. I figure I could have an adventure with him and write about it then put it here on the blog as a treat to everyone.
What do you think?
Would it work?
Do you have any ideas of what we could do? bearing in mind Archie does as I say but prefers to spend time with EVERYONE else bar me…. 😉
have a think and let me know.
Stay out of the fridge.