Just a quick blog to say we have been away for the weekend, left home last Friday and back late yesterday afternoon. Reason was the annual St. Augustine's Strollers weekend away, this has been happening for 20 years now and this year's trip was one of the best.
Twenty intrepid souls stayed in a Best Western hotel in Crudwell, walked a little on Friday afternoon, some of the others went further. On Saturday the big walk was around the lakes of Cotswold Water Park, created when all the gravel had been extracted to be used in the construction of M4 motorway. So beautiful, near the mouth of the River Thames, flat walks so no steep inclines and thus I was not puffed out, able to stop for Kodak corner opportunities and to enjoy the surroundings.
Evening activities included "Sing Praise" ; our annual dinner, awards and toasts followed by a noisy game of Jenga (spelling? Ed.) Unfortunately the ladies lost this but it was amid much laughter and deep breaths whilst wood was removed from the Tower of Babel.
Sunday saw those of us able to stay on in Malmesbury, a walk around the town following the river and history before tea in hotel (will need to find name and amend this later.)
Will post a picture from water park and expand later. Coffee has been made for me.
|All man made lake|
|Cotswold Water Park|
Pictures seem to have joined up but will edit later.
Byeee folks, I'm being nagged by daughter, must go and drink my coffee.