We have just gotten home from the Clark's home in the village of Molesworth. Wow! what a really cool place!
So after our quite late Friday night, we set the alarm to be ready to catch our 10:41am train to Potter's Bar to meet Melissa for the journey to their home. Ok it felt really early, but we got ready and made our way to Kings Cross. Back to our old stomping ground from when we were hear 5 years ago. Our old Hostel was literally across the street! It was yearly and I was hankering for a pain au chocolate (I could smell croissants in the station) so I go and get some Starbucks and a pain au chocolate. It wasn't as flaky as in Ottawa, but ok. It satisfied a need. lol
So we hop on an overland train and make our way to our first stop. Melissa rolls up just as we are exiting the station. so we get our first foray into driving on the left...takes a little getting used to in a car...a bus feels so much different. But we are excited to get to our destination. We chat for our hour long trip and we arrive at their almost period home. :) We get in and say hi to Rob, Maggie and Sam, it was so nice seeing them again, and Maggie the first time since they came over. Wow she has grown so much. Getting the tour of the house was neat, really crazy on how not level any of the floors were, but I guess buildings settle. It was so neat seeing the size of the double fireplace, even thought it was closed off. It was so much fun to catch up on some SCA fun too! Melissa told us how cool it was to watch the house next to them be thatched by hand, and I would of loved to have seen that.
The weather was sunny but cool, so we grab the kids and head out for a tour of the village (which is a horseshoe shape road). We stopped at the local church (St. Peters - which some of it is period). It is so amazing to see it how old and beautiful they are.
|St. Peters - Molesworth, Cambridgeshire, UK|
|Fresco in St. Peters|
|Molesworth Community Centre (it was also a very cool building)|
|My glowstick necklace (and floating head) lol|
St. Mary's Chruch in Leighton Bromswold - and it was pouring rain....
|Council Stone - circa 11c.|
|Walkway to the chruch|
|St. Peter & St. Paul - front|
|St. Peter & St. Paul - back|
|Four Canadian Solder's Graves - WWII plane crash|
|Yan Bombing in centre Oundle!|
|Even the bollards are socked!|
|Trees, benches, the roof on the transit shelter and the pillars across the street!|
|No red telephone box? No problem!|
We chatted as we finished dinner, then it was time for us to head back to Potter's Bar to make our way back to London! Tomorrow we head to Portsmouth and the Mary Rose museum! Woo Hoo!
|Platform 9 3/4 @ Kings Cross |
(we came in on platform 10 tonight)
So it is late and I need to plan for tomorrow...time to sign off.
A gratuitous post of cutie Maggie wanting to take selfies! lol
|selfie time...it's a little blurry. Oops... best smile though!|