Reception Dogs

All too soon our holiday had come to an end and it was time to return home. As we we were checking out of the hotel I couldn’t resist photographing the two permanent residents in their cosy home underneath the hotel reception desk.

Berkeley Castle

We were in no rush to get home, allowing us to choose one last adventure. We decided to visit Berkeley Castle, which has some fascinating exhibits within its walls. On our way to the castle we heard singing as we walked past St Mary the Virgins’ Church. Later in the day, after lunch, we visited the church which has a lovely interior interesting historical features.

Church of St Mary the Virgin

Before visiting the church we visited the castle’s butterfly house briefly (it was so hot and humid), where a butterfly took a fancy to me and almost landed on my head. I flinched (oops) and it fluttered on by…

Dr Jenner's House

We also visited Dr Jenner’s House and Museum which is next to the castle. Dr Jenner was the pioneer of vaccination against smallpox leading to its eradication.

Once we had finished exploring we headed home in glorious sunshine, stopping off to pick up some tasty ingredients to enjoy fine dining (at home) later in the day.

12 Comments CherryPie on Jul 19th 2019

12 Responses to “Sherborne – Day Eight”

  1. This is really odd…
    I just came across a Ted-Ed video about smallpox just the other day!
    “Let’s not forget the dairy maid, Sarah Nelmes, Blossom the cow and James Phipps, all heroes in this adventure of vaccination”

    • CherryPie says:

      I had to Google Ted-Ed.

      Excellent video about smallpox. I had the jab when I was a babe. My doctor bucked the norm and didn’t administer the jab to my arm. Instead he administered elsewhere on my body where it could not be seen, in his words ‘unless I was up to something I shouldn’t have been’.

      I am grateful for his thoughtfulness in not leaving a scar on my arm :-)

  2. Andrew says:

    Dr Jenner, et al… saved more lives from death and misery than anyone else, ever, quite possibly, and many more to come.

    • CherryPie says:

      The scientific information presented in the house is fascinating. Unfortunately there was not enough time for to linger and take in all the details that were presented.

  3. The Yum List says:

    Oh gee, I think holidays always end too quickly ;-)

  4. More interesting places visited – it looks as though you had a wonderful holiday :)

  5. Ayush says:

    quite a fine end to your holiday, with the visit to the butterfly garden and the museum, CP.

  6. shabana says:

    glorious church dear Cherie

    butterfly incident made me smile