One of the things I learned on a trip to Bath in the UK was that “avon” is the Celtic word for “river”.
Thus when the Romans asked the ancient Britons what that river was called – they called it the Avon.
This is why there are so many Avon Rivers in the United Kingdom and why we have one in our ex-British colony of Western Australia.
It amuses me to think of it.
I had cause the other weekend as I travelled to Toodyay for the annual Avon Valley Bridge Congress with Arty.
It was perfect Sunday drive weather and the scenary – dry and brown – flew by as we sipped our take-away coffees and caught up on ten years of gossip.
There is nothing like bridge gossip.
The bridge world is rather small.
We had a lovely day.
We spent money in the shops, made the final, and enjoyed a delicious Polish meal on return to Perth.