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I have at last finished editing my holiday photos. I shall now start writing about my holiday adventures so watch this space…

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 28th 2019

… for now

Last week it was my 94 year old Aunt’s funeral which we were responsible for organising. We live two hours away from her so this meant a lot of time in the car to and fro to get things arranged. We also had to tie in when people including the Church Minister were [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on Jun 21st 2019

Fly free and happy beyond birthdays and across forever, and we’ll meet now and then when we wish, in the midst of the one celebration that never can end.
Richard Bach

16 Comments CherryPie on Jun 16th 2019

Mottisfont derives its name from a spring:

Fertile land and a plentiful water supply attracted the first settlers. The site’s name comes from a spring (“font”) that is still producing water in the grounds. It was the font around which the local community held its moots or meetings. An Augustinian priory was founded here in 1201 [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 29th 2019

…on Easter Sunday

The Church of St Swithun upon Kingsgate has been a place of worship for more than 750 years. The church, built in the middle ages is located above the medieval Kingsgate, one of the principle entrances to the city. The church is unusual in that it forms part of the city wall.
From Wikipedia:

The [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on May 26th 2019

During my stay at the Wykeham Arms in Winchester I was intrigued by slots in the dining tables which stated ‘for the cathedral’.

You will notice that the pub has a number of historical themes. Most notably that of Lord Nelson and Winston Churchill. Our long bar as you enter through the iconic curved front doors [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on May 24th 2019

On our Easter break we stayed in the Wykeham Arms and our allocated room was the ‘Post Box’.

The ‘Post Box’ room is situated above the the old victorian post box which gives the room its name:

Your room ‘The Post Box’ is named after the 1854 Victorian wall letter box over which it sits. As one [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on May 21st 2019

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