Yes, yes, I know, it’s been a while but I’ve been a busy bee! I decided that I should try to give you a chronological account of the past week while I still have wind in my sails. So let’s start with June 5. We went to the historic site of the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066. We started by visiting Pevensey Castle, where there was once a Roman fort dating back to the 4th century. William the Conqueror landed there in 1066. Have a look:
Next we went to see Battle Abbey, which William the Conqueror had constructed as a monument to the thousands who died there. Its missing walls made me think of Sweetheart Abbey, which I visited in Scotland; such a mix of strength and vulnerability, it always moves me.
As you all know, my favourite jewellery store is Magpie, so here are a couple of pics of magpies for you:
I fell in love with this sculpture…a queen, I forget which one now! Mark, do you remember? You have a great memory, right?
On the grounds of the abbey we saw more rabbits than I’ve ever seen in my life! So very cute 🙂 I took out my trusty zoom lens, they are a little fuzzy as I didn’t have a tripod, but better than nothing, right?
They had a Royal Oak pub there as well, nicer than ours might I add:
They also had some lovely plants on the grounds:
We also visited St. Mary’s church, which is the first church the Normans built in 1080. It was small and there were tombstones propped up around it, I’d never seen that before:
Every hassock was unique and was done by needlepoint:
And everywhere I went it seems, I found daisies, my favourite flowers!
All in all, a lovely day! 🙂
Sadly the pics have to be greatly reduced to fit into the blog so if you want to see any of them full size, email me!