31 May, 2012

A Final Coincidence From Somerset - Probably


I thought I had covered all of the coincidences and synchronicity I had while on my break in Somerset, until today that is.

Karin and I walked to the local shop to buy a newspaper and on the way back met a man we often see as he walks his dog. We aren't exactly sure where he lives, but it's somewhere nearby. We got chatting and he told us he was off to Turkey in a couple of weeks for a holiday and we mentioned our recent stay in Somerset.

"Where in Somerset?" he asked.

"A small village called Roadwater," we answered.

"Whereabouts in Roadwater?"

And we told him the name of the house, as in the above photo.

He then explained that the house used to belong to his wife's grandparents or it might have been great grandparents, I can't quite remember.

"But," I said, "the owner of the house has lived there for over 30 years."

"That's right," he agreed and went on to explain how his wife used to spend her summers there forty years ago as a child. Her relatives were well known in the village.

Coincidences like this still amaze me. Just shows the links that are all around us without us realising. If he hadn't have mentioned Turkey we probably wouldn't have said anything about Roadwater in Somerset. It's a funny old world.

Roadwater in Somerset garden
Part of the garden in Roadwater Somerset
Other Somerset Posts:
The Lucky Lessons Learnt In Somerset
Synchronicity Starts With Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The Clapper Bridge Where The Devil Sunbathes

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14 comments:

  1. It's amazing what happens when you talk Turkey with strangers,isn't it ?-)

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  2. It's amazing how like attracts like. You could've seen this man everyday for years and not know his close link to the place you recently visited. Rob

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    1. You are so right. It's interesting why it came up on this particular meeting with him. A message? Could be as Trish has written below.

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  3. Good one, Daz! Mike - maybe your next trip is to Turkey? This one really involves big odds!

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    1. We had genuinely been thinking about going to Turkey! Had to put the idea on hold though, for a couple of reasons, but maybe later this year.

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  4. Looks so peaceful and remote. I think I'm having a Christopher Robin moment... oh Pooh!

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    1. It was lovely and, yes, peaceful other than for the birds, squirrels, pheasants and a couple of horses. Now it's back to reality - but reality is quite good too!

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  5. I loved the wander through Somerset's giants, legends, and more. I'm sure Turkey will be in your travels someday as it's already in your neighborhood.

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    1. Thanks Terri, it's a lovely area. Turkey is on the list - to visit of course as I'm a vegetarian!

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  6. I actually work with a guy from Turkey named Eboozer.
    I'm not sure how his name is spelled,but that is how it is pronounced.The funny thing is that he is a Muslim and doesn't drink any alcohol at all.
    We're quite good friends and at least we have one thing in common...we both don't eat pork.

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    1. I fancied going near Bodrum in Turkey as there are quite a few nearby ancient monuments - plus it's on the sea so can indulge there as well.

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  7. That would make a great post Mike.

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