Monday, 27 May 2013

Lincoln Cathedral

A few weekends ago Sue and I went to Skegness for a long weekend. We travelled to Lincoln to visit the Cathedral on the Saturday. We went by train from Skegness and there was a really good view of the Cathedral from this vantage point, much like travelling from Soham to Ely and seeing the 'Ship of the Fens'. What surprised me when we got to the cathedral after a very long steep walk up a hill is that there was very little opportunity to take photos from the outside as the Cathedral is very much tucked inside the buildings. There may be better views from the East Side and I am sure we will be going back again to explore this lovely city.
 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 


 





 





 


 


 


 


 



 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


More posts from our Skegness break will follow .....
 

Monday, 20 May 2013

May Bank Holiday Monday - Reach Fair

 On the afternoon of Bank Holiday Monday Sue and took our friend Jenny to the Reach Fair. We met Fran, Andy and Aiden there. It was a glorious afternoon.
 
The village is the scene of the Reach Fair, one of England's oldest festivals. The Fair was originally held annually at Rogationtide (which replaced the pagan festival of May Day), and is now held every May Day Bank Holiday. Officially run by the Cambridge Corporation, and opened annually by the Mayor of Cambridge, it has been an annual event for over 800 years since receiving its charter in 1201 from King John. Since 1201, the Bank Holiday Monday fair has been cancelled only twice, in the 17th century due to the English Civil War.










 






 
























I bumped into a  friend and her Son ....
 
 

Two Girls

Back in July we had the pleasure of looking after two granddaughters while their respective mothers where at work. Imogen and Evelyn ...