Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel
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Here we are in Malmesbury, the "Queen of the hilltop towns" and reportedly the place of the oldest continuous settlement in England. King Athelstan died here in 709 and was buried in the Abbey, which is virtually next door to where we are staying in a home exchange organised by Trish and Ray.
It's an old house, over three levels and quite comfortable despite its plumbing issues.
We all love Malmesbury. The ...
... way to worship. The boys who sang, all had such beautiful voices. It was crazy that every single one of them could sing better than me.. I wish I had an ounce of their talent. It was also in a very beautiful old building. Man, I am going to miss Oxford. The last day of our break, we went to the White Cliffs of Dover. They are in England, not Ireland haha. There was a lot of confusion about that. Dover is actually one of the busiest ports going to France. It ...
... at Sally Lunn's, in the oldest building in Bath. Afterwards we continued wandering around Bath. The sun was back out, so everyone else was too. The deck chairs in the park also made an appearance. Ended on a high note at Jamie's Italian. Said good bye to Rebecca (for 3 weeks at least), then home. We have an early start ...
... After lunch we were feeling full, tired and ready to head home. On the way home we made a quick detour. A road sign directed us to Midsomer Norton. I wanted to visit and despite everyone's objections we made a quick photo stop. Nobody was murdered, bonus, so all was okay. Back to Bath and a walk around town. Lots of people out and about here too. Beautiful and sunny all day. Washing and early night for these tired ...
... a truck. These sites are
all over the countryside in England. There are many tinkly crystal and gem
filled stores in the area with an emphasis on the mythology of the region. Whether
you are gathering with velvet robed pagans for mysterious ceremonies, or
snapping photos with your Christian hostess, there is a strong presence of
ancient reverence and ritual around these rocks.