I don't know why but I've woken up with a headache the past 3 days. Perhaps it's the heavy cloud cover? It can't still be jet lag can it? Anyhoo the past few days have been busy as I cooked and cooked for Thanksgiving dinner on Sunday. Pumpkin tarts, roast turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, salad, turnip and squash - and now we get to enjoy all of the leftovers!!
Well, yesterday was the OPPOSITE of busy as I worked my way through a novel by John Grisham called "Sycamore Row" and I'm itching to get back to it. Today I got up early to go on a hike but changed my mind when a friend couldn't go and it's calling for rain to begin any moment now. Boo. So we're going to meet for coffee instead :) and then I'm going to rummage through Talize for something to wear to a Halloween party. I'm not feeling particularly inspired but will keep an open mind as I explore.
Big News (to me and Kazi!): the kittens, Luna and Lily, now have access to the entire main floor. Yesterday Lily discovered she could get over the barrier which had kept the pair in the living room for the past week. She was so EXCITED!!! So more kitty-proofing had to be done! We're keeping the door to the basement closed as well as the bathroom and bedroom doors. I admit I was a little worried this morning to see if they had gotten into anything but other than a swiffer duster being mangled all was well! Phew! Who wants to dust anyway?
On to Stow...first a few pix of my B & B which was called The Limes Guest House. I had a lovely room filled with antiques and a shower and a sink (antiques also??) but I had to leave my room, go out to the hallway to access MY bathroom which was only a toilet and a sink. However, I managed.
A nice spot to sit...and that stool near the wardrobe came in VERY handy...
The view out my window - they had fabulous gardens, that's a pond behind the clothesline and it was full of large goldfish, and the little building next to it was full of exotic birds! The family had two lovely LARGE dogs and 2 lovely little girls who were very sweet and friendly. The whole family was very nice and welcoming.
This church goes back a looooooong way and still has some of its original features...
I LOVE this side entrance framed by massive tree trunks!
Back in those times everyone (the common folk) lived pressed up close to the church.
Another lovely door!
When at St. Edwards I had noticed a sign that said there was mass tonight at 6pm. I was very drawn to that church so decided to attend the mass and I'm so glad I did. I got a bit teary-eyed a couple of times and enjoyed it immensely. I would say it was a highlight of my trip.
The police station....closed!
The Royal Mail is out of service!!
This sign makes me a little nervous!