Sunday, 22 September 2013

Weekend in Branston

On our arrival Geoff did his normal reconnoitre of the local area and discovered a huge Morrisons although it was a bit of a stride away...approx 1.5 miles.    En route he also discovered a Toby Carvery advertising 'All you can eat breakfast ' for £3.99........so guess where we went the next morning.........
Once we had walked that far and sustained by a hearty breakfast I decided I had enough energy left to carry on to Morrisons.........
That finished me for the rest of the day.......however later Geoff took Barney to explore this water park.   A big lake with a tarmac'ed walkway all round and in very pleasant surroundings...



Sunday all four of us went to the local church, Fiona on her first proper outing on her new motorised scooter.
We do see very different types of services in the churches we find on Sundays and this was definitely different.   It was called SPLAT...we were told what it stood for but sadly I have forgotten.......it was a sort of Messy Church but with adults involved in the activities as well as the children.   It may not have been quite our type of service but we were made extremely welcome and it was very interesting to see how much the vicar had accomplished in his four years there.  It had gone from a congregation of between 3-10 and grown to 50-70 ish.  They had ambitious plans to double the size of the church as there are plans to build 4,000 new homes in the area.
Later we went to the local pub which was no longer a traditional English Pub as far as food went...it was an Italian.  However pleasant surroundings and it was a change from our normal roast...shall have to have that in the week to make up!!
The weather has taken a decidedly upward turn and it is just like summer again........off with the heating and out with the thinner clothes..........can't last..........
A lone canoeist on a warm Sunday evening..

2 comments:

Adam said...

We passed your boat and Epiphany today, but I guess it was while you were at church as there appeared to be no-one at home.

Gillian Lovegrove said...

Sorry we missed you........if it was morning you passed we were indeed in church