The Village: I Don't Think I'll Make It

Posted November 27, 2009

I recently overhead two elderly ladies chatting by the bus stop outside The Guildhall. One was waiting for the Number 5 bus, the other was a Thaxted resident who was walking past and stopped for a chat. I couldn’t quite hear where the lady waiting for the bus was from – the next village I think – but she said, quite proudly, that she had lived there for 30 years. Her friend chuckled and replied with a mischievous glint in her eyes, “You can only say you’re from Thaxted when you’ve lived here for 60 years.”

I started calculating. Ok, so I’ve now lived in Thaxted for four months. If I add on another 59 years and 8 months ... ... Oh dear, it doesn’t look as if I’ll make it.


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