I'm at a loss, though, to explain the name of the Oxfordshire town of Kingston Bagpuize. Oh, I've no doubt it's easily found out, but I think I would rather not, unless guaranteed it was not to be mundane (and yes, I am aware 'Kingston' is easily divined).
With that in mind, let us return to our little day out last Saturday for this week's final Gem.
Driving home, I am pleased to say that the weather was not nearly as bad as it had been. Wet and dark is not a good combination.* This meant that we were better able to enjoy our surroundings and take in details - such as this road sign.
Obviously, to me and Julie, this was easy entertainment, what with our propensity for wordplay - or mangling, as the case may be.
For the record, and I did say this to Julie after I managed to stop laughing, my first thought had been to change the second word to 'Borstal'.
As a little extra, here's a picture of a pub in Painters Forstal.
|The Alma in Painters Forstal|
* Stop giggling.