July 12, 2016 8:05am CST
Hello Hello Hello, Barry should have landed already and because he is back in the land of the working class and not lazing around on a hot beach, sipping a Piña colada or getting caught in the rain . . . I can sneak you a peak at the postcard i got last week from @asylum . Baie Dankie Barry - which one can pronounce the same as saying "buy a donkey" which is Afrikaans for THANK YOU! The Peak District was one I had to google as I had no idea where it could be in the UK. "The Peak District is an upland area in England at the southernmost end of the Pennines. It falls mostly in northern Derbyshire but also includes parts of Cheshire, Greater Manchester, Staffordshire and Yorkshire." There is a national park called Mam Tor - which sounds like it could have been named by the Greeks (I think everything comes from the Greeks!) The origin of the name is uncertain, possibly from the word "tor". Links with the Norse god Thor have been suggested but evidence is lacking. (Norse mythology is the body of mythology of the North Germanic people)" So one little postcard gives me so much information and educates me like I have walked the valley. In the photos displayed are the Three Shires head; Millstone on Stanage Edge; Cave Dale, Castleton and Dovedale. So what did you learn on the mylot site today?
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• Manchester, England
12 Jul 16
I have always understood the term "tor" to be an old English word for a hill, which would fit the region quite well. It is quite a while since I took a trip out to Glossop in the Peak District, so this postcard has taken some time to arrive. Of course this is your own fault for living so far away from civilisation.