A flood of poems and (cream) crackers for the iPhone

14 Jun
Maid Sophia shows me the iPhone app

High-tech: Sophia shows me the iPhone app

I love listening to the poems and flood stories (from 2009, when central Cockermouth was submerged) coming from the wind-up audio unit in my summerhouse. It really adds to the atmosphere in the garden.

Zoe, the house manager, tells me you can also download them to listen any time on the new Wordsworth House and Garden iPhone app – and it’s a snip at only 69p.

My favourites are Rachael, one of our maids-of-all-work, telling the tale of her cream crackers (it’s brilliant!) and her colleague Peter, the manservant, reading from The Prelude:

O Derwent! travelling over the green Plains
Near my “sweet Birthplace”, didst thou, beauteous Stream
Make ceaseless music through the night and day…

See, I am a cultured perchcrow – you won’t find many of us that can quote Wordsworth. I must confess I haven’t had the stamina to read the whole thing, though – it stretches to several hundredpages.

Peter and Rachael with Bovril

Toast: Peter and Rachael drink to the new summerhouse, built courtesy of a grant from Bovril

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One Response to “A flood of poems and (cream) crackers for the iPhone”

  1. Paul Dobson June 25, 2012 at 3:18 pm #

    Brilliant 🙂

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