The Witch Ball
On my way through Thame this morning I noticed this old pub sign for the first time (it's not a pub anymore). Apparently a Witch Ball was used to ward off evil spirits. The little spire in the background is on the roof of the Victorian Town Hall.
I was on my way to Dyas to buy some batteries. I must have been looking helpless so a keen young shop assistant (approximate age 12) asked if I needed any help. I told him I was looking for U2 batteries. He paused, then said "U2 is a rock band". So I said "before you were born, U2 was a battery". So he whipped out his smart phone and googled it (why didn't I think of that?), and said "it's now called a D". I'll know next time.
We've been doing a bit of digging over the weekend and I think the end is in sight. Our soil is described as "clay with flints" and I can vouch for that. I'm sorry I can't look elegant and dig at the same time (extra).