Simon is at Church so I have access to the computer, and I’m baking the bread that has been rising throught the night so I have to stay awake. Good time to share with you some photos from the Church outing to Salisbury last Saturday! Despite some problems with the coach we had hired for the occasion everyone had a good time. Simon and I used to work in Salisbury diocese and Simon was ordained at Salisbury Cathedral so we know the city a bit. It is a charming and bustling market city. Salisbury Cathedral is celebrating its 750th year and there was a flower show in the Cathedral as part of the celebrations.
The Cathedral has the tallest spire in Britain – making it difficult to fit into photos! There is always scaffolding up somewhere on the outside of the Cathedral for the restoration works – have to take photos from different sides on each visit! The building in the adjoining photo is of the 18th century Mompesson House now owned by the National Trust. I enjoyed a visit to that for the first time on Saturday. Sadly, the National Trust never allow photos to be taken in their properties so I have no interior pics to show you. I particularly wanted a photo of the fabulous dining table set for dessert with fruit and nuts.
I’d like to say that being in the Cathedral brought back many memories, and it did bring back some, but the truth is that visiting the toilets brought back so many more! All those times I’d dashed in and out before and after services, queued up, met people in there. . . I guess this all says a lot about the way my memory works.