LE2JOG: Day Three (Part Deux!)

Lands End to John O'Groats

So having spent most of the of morning sat in the Coffee Shop I decided I needed to something else – I had a look for the local cinema which is called the Savoy Cinema but they only have 7 films on at the moment, one is french that I’ve never heard of, one is The Smurfs – which I did seriously consider until I realised that it was in 3D and last time I went to see a 3D movie I ended up with a headache (I’m not sure if the two are linked but didn’t want to chance it as I’m sleeping in a tent tonight near Bodmin and that could be enough to cause a sleepless night!!)

I went to the Post Office and then to the Book Store again. The post office has a machine called Post and Go – it’s a genius idea – hopefully they put them in Post Offices in Bedford – would make life so much easier that’s for sure – I even managed to print of another three first class postage stamps for other letters that I might write this week. I also bought a lined notebook and a pack of envelopes – I don’t expect to be writing that many more letters but at the same time I’d rather have the bits then have to look for a stationery store later in the week.

The customer service guy looked up on the computer for The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula Le Guin and for The Mysteries of Udolpho by Ann Radcliffe but both were out of stock and could be ordered in which would have been fine but as I’m not here after today I wouldn’t be able to collect them. However he was more helpful than the lady that was in there at 9am by herself who didn’t know how to look it up on the till and told me to come back later without really apologising for not being able to help me.

In the end I got “I Don’t Know How She Does It” which is the book that the film is based on, the film is coming out soon starring Sarah Jessica Parker and Pierce Brosnan (amongst others) it’s on my list of films to see so I’m two minds about whether to stress about reading the book first before seeing the film or just seeing the film anyway when it comes out (I thought it was out now but then again it might just be in the bigger cinemas.)

I pottered around for a bit and went to two art galleries, an art shop and a craft shop to look at wool. I found a very cute handbag but given that the smaller one was nearly £40 I decided that the bigger one was going to hurt my purse – especially given the repairs on the car happening today. The handbag is made by Saidos da Concha and she blogs here and has an Etsy store here. (I can’t find a picture of the bag and my battery on my phone was dying so I couldn’t take a picture).

Then somewhere along the line my Dad suggested by text that I go to the library for something to do. So I did lol. In my brain it was miles away and actually it probably is from the garage but in relation to where I was stood reading his message I was actually really close. I’ve been writing this post for about 50 minutes so I’ve nearly ran out of my allotted slot of mains electricity. They do free wi-fi at the library which is fab you just have to pay for your electricity if you want to use the mains so thats 50p for 30 minutes which I figured was a bargain against £20 for an emergency charger from the mobile phone store lol.

Anyway I am going to wrap this up here otherwise I’ll use Chris’s battery which partially defeats the point of why I sat here lol. My shoulders are beginning to hurt from carrying this rucksack around with me. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.

I’ll be heading from Bodmin to Okehampton – any suggestions of things to do?

For the stressful, energetic half of the trip read Chris’s posts here.


  1. Ian Braisby says:

    Not much at all to do in Okehampton as I recall, a very pleasant but sleepy place. Some lovely scenery round that area in Dartmoor, and lots of the little villages have excellent 2nd hand bookshops.

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