The sun is shining and the clouds have disappeared – for the moment. It is almost hot and we have retrieved what summer clothes we brought from the depths of our suitcases to wear for the first time since our arrival and I have visited the sales and found good bargains. Summer is here and the outdoor beckons.
We are staying close to the Abbey gardens and I have enjoyed exploring them. They have been filled with families enjoying a taste of summer. We even had three nights of evening concerts being held – not the sort that I would choose to go to – reminding me of listening the the sounds emanating from St Paul’s when they do anything noisy. The gardens are vast and the ruins amazing. This Abbey dates from 633. In 1214 an early version of the Magna Carta was signed by Cardinal Langton and 25 Barons. King John was compelled to sign this agreement seven months later.
Keith and I have done a few walks and yesterday afternoon we worked out where we could run tomorrow morning – it certainly sparkles – will see if the early morning sunshine entices me to put those joggers on!