Thursday, 29 December 2011

Blowing away the cobwebs. .



After having lots of fun on Christmas day with this little minx, I thought it was time to blow away the cobwebs.
We parked in Burford, met up with some dear friends and walked along the river Windrush .(well we walked and Rowan swam as usual)
It such a lovely (and flat!) walk.
Our goal was the pretty church of St.Oswald at Widford.
It stands all on it's own in a field, near the river, all wrapped in layer after layer of history and the prayers of centuries.
It sits where once stood a roman villa, the patterned Mosaic tiles of the roman floor are there still, underneath the flagstones.
Such bright sunshine came through the windows , lighting up the simple, beautiful decoration.
 

We wandered slowly back along the river, watched the swans for a while , then headed to the pub for a late lunch. . . . . .
 
Oh it was wonderful! Log fire, flagstone floor , ancient settles covered in comfy cushions and the food was delicious.
We sat  chatting, eating and drinking for nearly three hours.
 
I could get used to this!
Happy New Year to you and yours. xxx