What I did on Sundays!

I had two Sundays in Bubbenhall and both of them were lovely sunny autumn days.
Sunday 1, I walked through the village to the local church (St Giles) and attended the 11am Holy Communion service. Afterwards, I chatted to some (most) of the congregation as they all wondered on having an Aussie in the village! As with most villages, the church is old and beautiful!

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One of the lovely ladies walked home with me, chatting, and then I stopped at The Malt Shovel (1 of 2 pubs in the village) for a Sunday roast lunch. It was delicious! Here’s the roast(beef), but I forgot to take a photo of the bread and butter pudding!

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After another doggy walk, then a quiet afternoon, I drove to Coventry, as I read that the Cathedral had a Sunday night Praise service @ 6:30pm! I wanted to see the cathedrals (both old and new) and thought to attend a service would be the best way! I went early enough to have time for a quick explore in the old part of the city, then attended a lovely, informal, worship service. Lots of singing! (And a great sermon, as had been that morning’s)
The service was followed by tea, lemon drizzle cake and more chat!
A wonderful time. And the Cathedral is huge, and awesome!

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It’s wonderful how the bombed out shell of the original Cathedral is built in as part of the newer Cathedral. They are such a contrast but it works as a whole!

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Here ends the first Sunday!

Sunday 2, started off very slowly! I was feeling very tired after a week of vigorous sight seeing, many doggy walks and all the other things that tires one out! It was the only day that I didn’t take the dogs on a walk during my two weeks, but I was tired! The dogs and I mooched around in our pjs (!) and watched TV. Then I pulled myself together, got dressed and drove to Leamington, where I caught the 2:25pm train to London! I was attending the Big Sing, a recording session for the BBC’s Songs of Praise series. Actually 2 sessions: 1 for October and 1 for the 21st of December! The wonderful thing about all this was it was being held in the Royal Albert Hall! Yay! For £12 , I got to sit in this wonderful venue, watch the BBC in action and Sing! What could have been more perfect? I was in THE very back row of the theatre but it was wonderful! I’m so pleased I could go along. Singing with 5,500 other people is a pretty cool experience too! As I pulled up the duvet on my bed, just before midnight, I was (to quote Enid Blyton) “tired but happy”!

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Here’s a couple of photos from my walk through Kensington Gardens/Hyde Park en route to the Royal Albert.

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And that is what I did on my Sundays!

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