Here comes a RainbowJunkie
It is always exciting meeting someone from a train, but a fellow blogger – that’s very special! I was looking forward to our day and RJ seemed very happy to have arrived at my local station.
We went back to my house for a quick cuppa, and then onto the National Trust Car Park above Ringstead.Glorious!
We walked along the top, enjoying the views out to sea and far inland,
and then turning downhill towards one of my favourite destinations, St. Catherine’s Chapel, a little wooden gem, which has featured in a couple of previous blog posts. Here, and here.
There is a fine view of the sea from the windows, and always pretty garden flowers to decorate the chapel.
Outside, in the graveyard, there are plenty of benches on which one can sit and enjoy the view
even when the sun goes behind the clouds.
Watercraft was buzzing about while we sat chatting about blogging and crochet, listening to the rhythm of the waves below.
Neither of us are particularly keen on having our photograph taken but we thought we would have a go at a selfie as part of the record of the day before heading back to the car for a 20 minute drive to Moreton Tea Rooms for lunch.
We sat in the gardens
both choosing the same dish from the menu – very British fare – Ham, Egg and Cheese on muffins
And can you see the beautiful gift RJ gave me! one of her fabulous Celtic pot stands. WOW!!!!! How lucky I am – it is GORGEOUS!!!!
After lunch we explored all that Moreton has to offer.
First a visit to Moreton Church, famous for its wonderful engraved windows by Laurence Whistler.
This church holds a special place in my heart as my son and daughter-in-law were married here, their two boys were christened here and one Christmas with her Dad playing the organ, my lovely daughter-in-law, 6 months pregnant with her first baby, in a pale blue robe, led the choir into the church singing a solo of the first verse of Once in Royal David’s City. It gives me happy goose bumps when I remember that magical occasion.
The floor is beautiful too
I see doodles, mandalas and crochet patterns
We went on for a short walk to the river, where there is a ford, a popular place for paddling on hot summer days. We visited the grave of T.E.Lawrence, or Lawrence of Arbia as he was called, then into
Moreton Walled Garden (photo taken earlier this summer) for a wander and a cup of tea before returning to the railway station, about a mile and a half away.
It was lovely to spend time with a fellow blogger and get to talk about our many mutual interests. I felt very lucky to be able to show Jane around my patch and on such a lovely day – not too hot and no rain – perfect! I hope you enjoyed coming along with us.