Good morning, everyone. Friday rolls around again and I hope you have some good things planned for the weekend.
Yesterday turned into a glorious day so Alison and I drove over to Coggeshall to visit the Grange Barn and Paycockes.
Annoyingly, I forgot my camera.! I borrowed the two above from Google Images
However, I'm going back soon. There's much more to see and visit in Coggeshall; what's left of the Abbey including a tiny gatehouse chapel that I can add to my list of Essex churches, Gallows Street, the Woolpack (another Tudor building) and St Peter's ad Vincula. I have a map of a walk that takes me to all these places and I also treated myself to a book, Discovering Coggeshall (Timber Framed Buildings in the Town Centre) so I shall be able to look with more knowledge and understanding.
Also just down the road from Paycoke's, there is a winery and serves delicious meals, I am reliably informed. Just the ticket after a good walk, don't you think?
After that I took Alison to the station to get her train back into London, did the tuition session and then went off to Slimming World (two and a half pounds off this week - yay!).
It was a super day.
It looks like I will be doing more walking in future months than I have ever done in the past so I have sent off for some walking shoes. Not the heavier boots, but trainer-like things, properly waterproof, that have been recommended to me. I just hope they fit my awkward feet! I am also on the look out for a lightweight backpack as carrying a handbag really does get in the way somewhat and doesn't hold everything anyway.
Today I intend to start with a swim and then to get the house right for the cleaner, not that there's much to do and I've been very tidy with a guest around. Later on I will be popping off to Mum and Dad's so it should be a really pleasant day again. The weather forecast is good too.
I hope to be able to post over the weekend but if I can't, don't worry, I will be back.