On day one we were picked up by our sponsors from Heathrow and driven to Sherborne. Stonehenge is right on the way and you can see it from the road.

stonehenge

Stonehenge – right off the road

Upon arriving, we managed to stay awake long enough to enjoy dinner and a pop into a pub for a taste of the famous local cider. Then 11 hours of sleep. Our self-catering gave us a few groceries to get us started which was most delightful. And exciting: the bread was not pre sliced! The butter is real butter!

Our self catering in Sherborne

Our self catering in Sherborne

Red phone booth

Red phone booth

They still drive on the wrong side of the road here, and now…so do we.  The motto is “Right is right, left to live” for the continent and island respectively. We are now  proud owners of a Kia Picanto. We are naming it El Paso and are thrilled at the gas mileage and the fact that we can fit into it.

Left to live, left to live

Left to live, left to live

Flat bread italian style

Flat bread italian style

Word around Sherborne is that people are late a lot because you get stuck behind tractors going very slowly… It’s true

Country living

Country living

Instead of heart designs in your coffee, you get hearts drawn into your Guinness. I love it

Guinness Art

Guinness Art

The main street in villages are the ‘high’ street. In Sherborne the high street is called Cheap Street. Here is one of the oldest buildings on the street, built in the 1400’s.

Architectural history

Architectural history

Cows everywhere!

Cows everywhere!

Pretty Paddock Park

Pretty Paddock Park

Sherborne Abbey

Sherborne Abbey

 

 

 

 

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