Friday, 23 December 2016

Brownsover

You know when you sometimes dream something and a day or two later it actually happens. Well I was in Braunston a couple of months ago and I dreamed of a mother and child in Brownsover park on one of the picnic benches. She was a young Indian woman and the child was about 3/4 years old.

Well I arrived in Rugby, mid October, at Brownsover Park and who should I see but this mother and child exactly as I had dreamed.

DSCF1942The picture is intentionally blurred.

8 comments:

Frank said...


Perhaps not "exactly" - you dreamed of an Indian woman. Judging by her apparent age, the woman in the photo is, on balance, more likely to be British wouldn't you think.

Seasons felicitations.

Frank.

Maffi said...

NO Frank I spoke to the woman she spoke with a pronounced Indian accent. British is not a racial identity, Indian is a racial identity.

Frank said...

Good of you to reply to me, I was a bit tongue in cheek and afterwards was a little concerned that my post might be misinterpreted.

The 60 million British (broadly, people born in Britain) are very a diverse group so I agree that the term is not useful as a racial identifier. But so are the billion or so people born in India, I'm far from sure that " Indian" is much more useful as a racial identifier.

Nevertheless, you spoke to her and I don't doubt that you have correctly identified her as Indian.

Frank.

Maffi said...

A dog born in a stable will never grow up to be a horse.

Unknown said...

"It's like déjà vu all over again." Yogi Berra

Frank said...


That is a bit cryptic for me.

The Duke of Wellington made a remark in the same vein, as I'm sure you know, when reminded that he was born in Ireland. (because one is born in a stable, one isn't a horse).

However, unlike him, I am certain that you were not comparing the lady to a dog nor India to a stable. Nor, hopefully, Wellington to Christ.

Anyway, all's well, today is my 63rd birthday.

Frank.

Maffi said...

63? that accounts for it you are only a young pup :)

Frank said...


Oh Maffi, I wish I was!!!