A displaced hedgehog is a figure - or rather an image - from Tove Jansson's Moomin books. This is how I can best describe myself. This blog is mostly about being displaced.
Saturday, 6 November 2010
Exeter has a magnificent cathedral. I only have a hour before I must take my train so I almost miss the most interesting detail. Right under the medieval clock there is a little, inconspicuous wooden door with a round hole. I wouldn't have noticed it if I hadn't read the guide folder. It's a cat flap! From the 16th century, the guide says. Mice were attracted by the lard used to lubricate the ropes inside the clock. Yes, exactly: Hickory dickory dock, the mouse ran up the clock!
Always new things you learn when you go to conferences.