Thank you to everyone who left their best wishes for Mark on my last post. The stitches make him look like he's auditioning for the part of Frankenstien's monster - but he's definitely more himself again today. Obviously he can't drive at the moment so I took him out for lunch for a change of scenery. We went to a quiet little cafe in a garden centre on the far side of Worcester. The drive through the lanes was lovely despite the awful weather.
Here are a few photos that I took of our visit to Chepstow on Bank Holiday Monday. This is the bridge over the River Wye. I am standing in Wales and the far side of the bridge is England.
Chepstow is at the beginning/end of two long distance paths - the Offa's Dyke Path and the Welsh Coastal Path. This is a new mozaic on the bank of the river that gives a little information about each of the paths. I was intrigued to read that the Coastal Path is 840 miles long.
There's a beautiful Priory Church. The west end is 12th Century, while the rest has been rebuilt at later times.
I found this family tomb in one of the transcepts. It's ages since I last saw one of these memorials with all the children lined up across the bottom. There are 10 girls and just 2 boys. She married twice so there are also two husbands!
After a picnic lunch we visited Chepstow Castle. It's quite large, with five courtyards stretched along the ridge above the Wye.
There are loads of nooks and crannies to explore...
I amused myself trying to get some effective atmospheric shots through the leaded windows..
It's been a slightly wierd halfterm really.. certainly not as relaxing as usual. I think the combination of Mark's op, Jubilee celebrations, guests and this dreadful weather have all 'played on my nerves' a little...! Nevertheless, I have done a fair bit of crotchet. Every cloud has a silver lining!