When I saw that today’s brief was “Trumph”, I really didn’t know what to do, until I read the description. I realised that we should pick a moment of triumph in our life – something that made us feel triumphant.
I went to the UK for two weeks for work recently and I had a weekend to myself in between the two work weeks. I have never been to Europe before (apart from a 3-day trip to Salzburg about 12 years ago). I had considered taking the EuroStar and visiting Paris or Amsterdam or something fancy, but instead I decided to find my heritage. My Dad’s middle name is Weston and he is named after the village where his father was born. What I discovered when I was there, was that there are more than 20 Westons in the UK! So, after a number of FaceTime calls home, we figured out that it was Weston Longville, so I programmed the GPS and made my way there. The village is very small, accessible via narrow winding roads through fields and forests. Picturesque, pretty and partially obscured 😉
I had lunch at the local pub and wandered around the cemetery, which was beautiful. The headstones are so old that the inscriptions are unreadable. I wonder: Who is buried there? What did their days entail? Who did they leave behind? I couldn’t find my ancestors gravestones but I am told that they are definitely there and that my grandfather lived in the white house across the way from the church!
I am feeling melancholy that this is our last 101 day, but I’m looking forward to whatever comes next.