"Haywards Heath Wivelsfield Burgess Hill Hassocks"

Veronica finds the English placenames twee and silly, perhaps because she would have had a childhood populated by names such as these through reading the books written by Enid Blyton,  a prolific British children's writer whose novels were the mainstay of many an Irish child's library. Veronica expresses surprise that the Downs exist; again perhaps because they had been such a part of the imagination of her childhood.