A Bargello kit half completed already before we came.
This last we have been quite busy.
Art Appreciation Tuesday.Great to meet a lot of our old friends.
Our closest friends who moved 200 miles away were up for a few days.We gathered as many of our old “gang” together for a meal out.Seven out of the eleven made it.Another couple have moved away also,another had dementia and is in home.The last one did not want to risk catching COVID.
Thursday it was Social History here and we were doing a bit about Great Budworth church(previous post).
Friday Chris (one half of the couple who were visiting arranged a college get together lunch.Six of us were great friends in college many,many years ago but have still managed to meet up twice a year for lunch.It used to be in the evening but now we prefer lunch!!! Partners are also included.Naturally we haven’t met for two years because of the pandemic.It was great getting together again.The good thing about old friends is that you take up where you left off.Sadly,one of the husbands has died and another wasn’t well enough to come.
Saturday our daughter and OH wanted to go and buy plants and wanted our advice and also suggested lunch out.So we ate out three days out of four last week but no cooking.
I got up this morning and said I am not going anywhere today!
We did a quick visit to Great Budworth today.This is a pretty English village which has been used many times on film sets.It is only about ten minutes from where we live now in Cheshire(I still missNorth Wales).We are part of a social history group here and for our next meeting we are looking at churches in the area.C and I have got this one.
There are two old chests.The older one was made in the Middle Ages.They were a kind of safe, housing silver,vestments,parish records etc.
There is a stone carving of Sir John Warburton who died in 1575(Elizabeth was queen of England and Sir Francis Drake was planning to sail around the world..
Lots of other interesting things so lots to talk about.
While we were there we visited Kettles Yard Art Gallery.There is an exhibition by Ai Weiwei.He was born in 1957 in Beijing in China.Some of the antiquities are genuine some not.He normally does huge installations.
Last Thursday we went down to Cambridge to see our son and family who live there.Our grandson ,Finlay(18) ,was flying to Thailand on Friday morning to go travelling for 8 weeks with friends.It was lovely to see him and enjoy a family meal with him ,his younger brother Angus(15) and his Mum and Dad.This is a shot of Kings College taken from the Backs.
The tea rooms are famous because they were visited by so many famous people .They are just a punt away from Cambridge.Famoue people who came here were Rupert Brooke(above),VirginiaWoolf,Maynard Keynes,EMForster,Bertrand Russell and others.You sit in the orchard and drink tea sitting on deckchairs like they did so many years ago.
I will continue the story tomorrow but it has been a great weekend.After two years of lockdown it was a pleasure to escape it.Masks worn all the time.!,,