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I have returned from a weekend break in Stratford-on-Avon where the weather was unseasonably kind to us. I am now juggling organising my photos around Christmas preparations.

8 Comments CherryPie on Dec 1st 2022

This afternoon I went in search of a giant spider. My quest took me to Leegomery Pool where I found two swans. It was a pleasant surprise, I have not seen swans on this pool before. It would be lovely if they took up residence there.

I was successful in my search for the giant spider [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 1st 2022

Mr C surprised me with an impromptu visit to Hodnet Hall Gardens, a place I planned to visit (alone) the previous week but having tested positive for Covid I chose to stop at home to keep my bugs to myself.
We had lunch before walking round the gardens and grounds on one of the last open [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Oct 30th 2022

After completing my Queen Elizabeth II memorial walking challenge; 96k (60 miles) by virtually walking from Sonning Common to London, I retraced my steps on the virtual route from London back to Windsor (just under 29 miles). I concluded my challenge with a ‘real’ walk along the 2.64 miles ‘Long Walk’ from the Windsor Castle [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 27th 2022

Mr C overslept which meant we were a little late for our breakfast timeslot. As the day evolved the reason for his oversleeping became apparent; he had come down with the lurgy overnight.

After breakfast we loaded our luggage into the car and drove to Bekonscot Model Village, a place that Mr C had wanted to [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 22nd 2022

After breakfast we walked to Windsor Castle to pick up our pre-booked free-return visit tickets. We had a mini panic when we arrived at the desk. Mr C should have received a confirmation email with a booking reference to enable us to collect the tickets but this had not arrived. Thankfully the lady on the [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Oct 20th 2022

For breakfast I chose the continental option. It was every bit as good as I remembered it from last time. Comfortably replete, we walked through Windsor to the Cambridge Gates (The Windsor Great Park entrance to the castle).

The weather was perfect for the the walk; it was so warm we didn’t need to wear coats. [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Oct 17th 2022

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