Friday, December 31, 2021
Thursday, December 30, 2021
A second walk round the Sherborne Estate. This time with cloud hugging the land, the daylight almost suffocated, darkness close by. But still invigorating.
Features of the walks are the wood sculptures, including this dragonfly bench near the ice house.
Wonderful to have a break from work and to enjoy being at home, not working from it. The time flies, though. Every fleeting moment is precious.
Wednesday, December 29, 2021
A terrific walk round the Sherborne estate north of Burford earlier.
Then lunch watching the final episode of Wives and Daughters. What a weepy that was! Next up, North and South.
Quite a nineteenth century time, this Christmas: picking up The Tenant of Wildfell Hall where I left off a while back (about half-way through). Now racing through the chapters!
Walking the carriage drive at Sherborne seemed wholly appropriate.
Tried a red Sancerre at lunch - pinot noir from Domaine Cherrier (http://cherrier-pere-fils.com). A pinot like no other! So full and rich!
Sunday, December 26, 2021
Enough beetroot soup for several days! Delicious! Thanks J!
Lovely walk east of the village, above the river earlier.
Re-watching the BBC Elizabeth Gaskell DVDs, starting with Wives and Daughters.