stories of eves } fatima & eve } part two
This is part two of Eve’s adventures with my friend (and her friend now) Fatima Fayez. When Fatima sent me these, she included her own narrative. I loved reading Eve’s days unfold via Fatima’s Whatsapp messages! So I’m going to post them here along with the photos she took.
eve is waiting at southampton central for her train. she’s bored
oh you sinner, eve. my words, not fatima’s. i think it’s ok for me decry my girls for their social immorality
eve finally catches the train and makes it to lymington pier for the ferry (initially this eve was rejected by fatima because of the cat bite marks on her face. to me, they’re what make her special)
she buys a ticket and hops on the ferry. she waits and waits, eager to arrive at the isle of wight. what will she do and what will she see?
she thinks long and hard during the trip. then it hits her. she has to do something worth having taken the ferry there for
so she thinks: yes! alpaca farm!
she’s not too impressed. even when the alpaca tries to be friends
she decides to go to the coast
where she finds ‘the needles’. there used to be four of these chalk stacks, but ironically it was the one that got destroyed in a storm in 1764 which resembled a needle
a little inland she walks down a hill and finds a garden of wonders
and isn’t amused by the cheeky signs
the day after she’s back at a train station. this time she’s heading to salisbury
she visits the cathedral, which houses one of four remaining copies of the magna carta. she feels so lucky to be so close. but alas she’s in a hurry
she’s eager to visit stonehenge
she does the requisite ‘perspective’ photograph
of course sourpuss eve isn’t impressed
she’s in bath
she visits bath abbey and the roman baths
and this cafe
she loves cherry blossoms
so quaint. it’s times like this she wishes she were full size
back in southampton, at the bargate in the old town. she wants to live here
she protects the defence of the town
The next day, Eve would travel back to London. That will be third and final part of Eve’s UK adventure with Fatima.