Astrid & Her Amazing “I’d rather be an Equestrian than a Pedestrian” – Adventure
Astrid went to Epsom over the weekend. Epsom where the horses run and Astrid does nothing. Okay, well, anyone would be able to tell that that is a total lie. Astrid can never do nothing, so what did Amazing Astrid do this time?
Did she steal all the horses’ shoes to give them to those who really need the luck? Like that grandma who never manages to cross the street before the light goes red again for her and who now has not only lost her teeth but also two toes, an arm, her favourite slipper, and the key to her front-door of which she does no longer remember the address either? Nope. Did she press the equestrian-button to cross the street by pretending to be on top of a black beauty by jumping extremely high? Yes, she did and she got ten points for it too (and a purple medal!). And now what else did Amazing Astrid do while she was in Epsom?
Astrid lay down in a field, or to be more precise, Astrid lay down on a golf-course (Astrid truly has no fears), and made up stories while looking at the shape of the clouds up in the sky. There were monsters with open mouths who slowly lost their noses and the United Kingdom became slightly see-through too. The whole cloud-experience was part of Astrid’s recovery process from the night before when Astrid had gone to Kingston to see a few bandits perform in a venue called the Fighting Cocks. The Cocks served an endless supply of cake to stop the crowd from singing along all the time making all the glasses with visible spirits go KABOOM!
To reach Kingston, Astrid had to take the train to Strawberry Hill which according to famous dentists is not really a hill and where according to famous baseball-players are also no strawberries to be found. So what is Strawberry Hill like? One day, Astrid will put on her dancing shoes and explore! This weekend it was just Epsom (and Reading, Slough, Ickenham, London, Kingston, and Guildford).