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Oct 8, 2012 - Cheddar and Glastonbury
I left Tintagel in search of my last and most allusive church - the Luffincott Parish Church which has been decommissioned for a couple of years. Apparently my family came from here in the 1400's - this is something that I am still confirming. But the church is actually in the farm yard of Lufficott Barton. Something I didn't realise until a local told me how to find it. The church itself was closed and there are only 10 or so headstones in the yard, none of which were my ancestors so I'm still not sure. Once I found my way back onto a main...Jump to full entry
Aug 23, 2012 - Tredegar Park, Wales
On Monday we walked back into Glastonbury and spent a few hours just wandering around the shops and people-watching. Tuesday we drove to Burnham-on-Sea and stocked up at Morrisons. We went to the sea-front … there’d been a tragic accident there on Sunday; a 4-year-old boy had slipped off the jetty and been swept away by the current. Despite both his parents jumping in after him, they had to be rescued themselves. There was a Search and Rescue team there, and media vans and lots of people leaving flowers and soft toys and lighting candles by...Jump to full entry
Aug 19, 2012 - Glastonbury
Another awesome summer’s day. We set off into the town and after enquiring about the times for the tours of the Abbey we carried on to walk to the top of Glastonbury Tor. It was a reasonable climb in the heat – after spending about a half hour at the top, it was much easier coming down. We then walked to the Abbey in time for the 2.30pm guided tour which was very informative. Glastonbury Abbey was the earliest Christian Sanctuary in Britain and at its peak it was the largest and richest Abbey in England, before it was seized and demolished...Jump to full entry
Feb 21, 2012 - Glastonbury
First call this morning was at the West Country Motor Home Accessories Centre to decide on the additions for our motorhome. TV for the Bedroom, Barbecue, Gas Detector, Safe and Tie-down Rails for the garage. From there we headed into Weston-Super-Mare to do a bit of shopping for linen and a couple of chairs for the Motorhome, and we had soup for lunch while there. Glastonbury was our next stop where we found a park in the main street and after visiting the tourist information centre, set off for the Rural Life Museum because it was raining...Jump to full entry
Sep 16, 2011 - Cadburys castle- Camelot?
Sept 16 th.. Well today another sleep in....nice morning again,we have had great weather here.....Ethan after reading one of his four king Arthur novels decided we should go and see Camelot....I explained none one was really sure where exactly it was ,as there are a few places recorded.One of them close to us was Cadburys castle,or fort so we headed off to the pretty very small village of Cadbury .It was only about hAlf an hour drive from where we are,when we arrived in Cadburys there was no signs anywhere pointing out the castle,so we...Jump to full entry
Sep 15, 2011 - Glastonbury Abbey
Sept 15 th.... Well after a crappy sleep,think sinus? We woke up and the sun was streaming in the windows,beautiful today...not windy either....after a late breakfast we all took a slow walk to th Glastonbury Abbey right in town.. It was the perfect day as we explored the magnificent abbey and sat in the gardens...the last Abbott of this abbey was in 1539 Richard someone? Can't remember his name now but he was the poor man they dragged up to the Tor and hung..we went in the remains of the Abbey and kitchens and gardens and the orchards were...Jump to full entry
Sep 14, 2011 - Handfasting day has arrived.....
What a wonderful morning! Tell you about it later...sun shone down on us! Well we woke half six and started to get ready for our big exciting morning...the sun was shining for us and although it had rained the night before and the grass was wet,it was crisp and lovely morning. We all dressed in our finery!! And headed up the road to the Chalice well with we had booked from 8-10 am all to ourselves...public can come in from 10 onwards.... It is such a pretty garden,all sectioned into the red spring well garden,the healing pool,the flower...Jump to full entry
Sep 13, 2011 - The magnificent Glastonbury Tor..
Sept 13th.... Wow what a great day.....slept in late again....David no where to be found when I ventured downstairs,Ethan still snoozing.....had shower got changed and made some breakie on my own... David came through the front door with take away latte and a smile on his face.....he had walked into town and been to the market and shops....without me!!! Ethan woke had breakie and David dashed off after a mysterious phone call?? He said he would be in town ....E and I had an idea where so made our way into town , not even ten minute...Jump to full entry
Sep 12, 2011 - Glasto!
Just wanted to say as we woke up a noise downstairs in the front door......we had mail!! Addressed to us!! In our cottage......how exciting....thank you Pat and Jayne,that is so very very special.....just absolutely love the pictures on both cards...will frame them when we get home....made our day! Well it's actually lunch time! We slept in......oooops..........off today to find a bit of retail therapy....not really done any yet?.. Too busy climbing stairs,bridges,rocks and turretts..... Ha ha.. Speak soon....xxxxx Sept 12th... After...Jump to full entry
Sep 10, 2011 - Goodbye Tintagel,hello Glastonbury!
Sept 10th.... Well folks here I sit in Moonstone cottage,in Glastonbury,full moon tomorrow night!! Oooogh Arghhhh.... Will be walking up to the Glasonbury Tor for that one! We woke this morning had breakie and went for our final walk in Tintagel,weather grey and misty but no rain! We went into King Arthur Inn for a Early morning coffee and Ethan hot chocolate before we left,sad to go a magical place.... We didn't take too long to get to Glastonbury about one and half hours,Ethan must be an expert on car travel now,he couldn't believe how...Jump to full entry
Aug 15, 2009 - Glastonbury
Its time to say hello to our new travel buddy Nemo and hello to the beginning of our European road trip, a quick stop in Southampton to visit both sides of the family and then its on to Glastonbury! Our nice quick one and half car ride turns into a six hour long car park ride in bumper to bumper traffic. We finally arrive late afternoon only to find we have unfortunately lost communication with our pals who we are supposed to meeting for the weekend. In a crowd of a hundred and fifty thousand we are adament we will never set our sights on...Jump to full entry
Aug 1, 2009 - hollyhocks
I see hollyhocks all over here. Which is nice because I love them and rarely see them at home. I used to make hollyhock ladies when I was little (blossom, bud, toothpick, voila). I also met an English robin today in the Chalice Well garden. They are smaller than American robins (more wren sized), with a paler orange breast. She came right up to where I was sitting and looked me over. There are lots of other birds I don't know, too, always a sign of being away from home.Jump to full entry