In fact the whole Easter weekend has been really good. Lucy my younger daughter was home on Friday 18th as it was her birthday and Lucy Richard John and I enjoyed a family meal on Easter Sunday. Unfortunately Kathryn was working. I'm hoping we'll be able to see her soon.
On the 13th April John and I went for a walk with our friend Tony. I promised I'd post some photos but haven't done so yet. The walk was a circular walk which took us around the picturesque village of Shere.
At the start of the walk was the Catholic Apostolic Church which was established by Henry Drummond the then owner of Albury Park. The church is no longer in use.
We entered Albury Park and I was delighted to see lambs frolicking in the field.
A little further on was the lovely old church of St Peter and St Paul. I didn't take a photo of the outside but the stained glass window was beautiful. Part of the church is from Saxon times.
On through the park and into the woods where there were several old gnarly Chestnut trees
We walked along by the Tilling Bourne stream. The water was really clear.
We saw several species of wild flowers
Several of the gardens in Shere had aubretia cascading down the garden walls. I love it but it doesn't do that well in our garden.
We were also lucky enough to see a common lizard. I've added a red arrow as he really is rather small.
The views were beautiful.
We came across this plaque commemorating Montgomery's address to Canadian troops before the D Day landings. It is amazing what you come across when out walking.
As you can see from the photos the weather was warm and sunny. It's a good job we got out and enjoyed the sun whilst it was shining as rain is forecast for the next few days.
We were out walking again on Saturday but I haven't uploaded the photos yet. If it stops raining tomorrow I'll try and get out to take a photo of Jenny's birthday quilt. I've just got a small length of the binding to finish hand stitching.
I hope you all enjoyed a happy Easter and were able to spend time with your family. I found the Easter services particularly joyful this year.