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Thank-yous, Exeter Cathedral and Phoenix

We took the train to Exeter today, had lunch with Daughter No 1, did a bit of shopping and were back at the station by about 5pm to return home when I got a phone call to say my wallet with all my cards in it had been handed in to Santander Bank. I hadn’t missed it!
Here I must say a very big Thank You to two people – to the good person who found and handed in my cards and to the lovely woman at the bank who stayed in the office although the bank was closed for the day until I managed to get back from the station.  All goes to prove what I said the other day about there being very many lovely people in the world.

Exeter Cathedral is beautiful.

Exeter Cathedral

Window in Exeter Cathedral

So is the Exeter Phoenix, though needing re-gilding.

The Exeter Phoenix

The Exeter Phoenix

 

 

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Truro Cathedral, Cheesecake and Shoes

A busy day – Truro early in the rain and then to St Euny Church to meet with the Welsh Choir for our concert and a pot luck shared meal. More in tomorrow’s post.

Truro Cathedral

Fabulous shoes!

 

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Cousins, Kings Nympton and Ripe Corn

Seventy two years ago my cousin, David, and I were christened at the same ceremony  by our Grandfather, Rev W Richards, Vicar of Cockerham Church, Lancashire.  Today we met again after all these years as David and his wife now living in Australia, are visiting the homeland.

Granny holding David, Grandpa with me and my big brother outside the Vicarage at Cockerham

We met for lunch in a village in Devon that was about equidistant from our place and where D and T were staying – the delightfully picturesque Kings Nympton.

The drive home through Devon’s lovely lanes took us past some golden fields of corn. Here I have Sting in my head!

Stooks

Golden corn

If you’d like to read more about the Church and the village, click this red link.

 
 

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Peace, Blue Sky and Cathedral Spires

The sun coming through the window as I arrived in the kitchen this morning cast a shadow of Peace on the blind.

Shadow of PEACE

There has been a glorious blue sky all day.

Bunting in the breeze

Truro Cathedral is always beautiful , particularly so in the Spring sunshine.

Truro Cathedral

Some architectural detail below:

 

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Cherry Blossom, Exeter and Trompe L’Oeil

We’ve had a day out shopping in Exeter! Enjoy the gallery.

 

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Old Advert, Stained Glass and A Long View

A few more photos from our mini break at Gurnard’s Head Hotel, an ad for the hotel from 1900, another view in the Church and approaching St Ives as we left.

An advert from 1900

Another view inside St Senara Church, Zennor

Driving away with St Ives in the distance

The next episode of the unknown Suffragette’s Diary is published. Our Suffragette is still confused, thinking it is August rather than July.

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/monday-19th-aug/

 
 

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Gurnard’s Head, Mermaid and A Cove

We have had a splendid couple of days at The Gurnard’s Head Hotel near Zennor. Everything about this hotel is conducive to a relaxing and happy stay – the food is splendid, the towels big and soft, the log fire welcoming, the staff friendly and helpful. It made for a lovely way to celebrate the lovely Mr S’s birthday.

The sign on the hotel

After a delicious breakfast we set off to re-discover the Zennor Mermaid at St Senara Church, had a walk, very cold and windy but dry, down the valley and were home in time for a late lunch. Click on any photo for the caption and a larger view.

The next instalment of Suffragette Diary can be read by clicking on the red link. Our Suffragette is getting weaker as her Hunger Strike enters its 4th day……..

https://suffragettediary.wordpress.com/2018/02/02/sunday-18th-aug/

 

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