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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

We used a free leaflet to guide us on a walking tour pointing out historical places of interest in King’s Lynn. The tour took us to St Nicholas’ church which was currently housing an art exhibition. One of the church guides told us we should not miss going to see the nearby exorcists house which [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 5th 2022

Tolkien’s inspiration for Durin’s Door was a little too far away for a Saturday afternoon excursion so I looked for inspiration in ‘The Churches of Shropshire & Their Treasures’ to find inspiration for suitable doorways that were fitting for the presentation of my medals for completing  ‘The Fellowship’ and ‘Mines of Moria’ challenges.

Within the books [...]

Comments Off CherryPie on Jul 1st 2022

We were due to meet my nephew for lunch so we spent the morning in Windsor. The first place to visit was The Parish Church of St John the Baptist to see the 1660 painting of The Last Supper. As we arrived outside the church Mr C realised that he had forgotten to pick up [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Jun 23rd 2022

I have visited Chirk and walked across the aqueduct on previous occasions, just stepping my toe across the border from Wales into England. It is fun to say you have stepped from Wales into England with just a few footsteps.
Today I had the opportunity to step out further along the canal pathway for an enjoyable [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Apr 16th 2022

Walking in the Lake District 22 years ago, the year before the Foot and Mouth outbreak in 2001.

The outbreak led to me getting out of the habit of walking. I am so happy to have re-acquired the habit. My first tentative steps back into walking were in 2018, then in 2019 I came across [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 15th 2022

Stafford Castle is an ancient Grade II listed castle situated two miles west of the town of Stafford in Staffordshire, England. From the time of the Norman Conquest and as recorded in the Domesday Book of 1086 it was the seat of the powerful Anglo-Norman Stafford family (originally de Tosny, later via a female line[1] de Stafford), feudal barons of Stafford, later Barons Stafford [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Apr 12th 2022

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