France August 2015 – Sancerre

Sancerre…renowned for great wine, delicious cheese…and ruddy, big ice-creams.

I’m not sure what this flower is, but there were a lot about and they were absolutely beautiful…

…as was this shop front.

It was great to see this old house…

…restored to some of it’s former glory.

Outside and inside the church we were menaced by a busker, who followed us round playing the guitar.

This BVM is very kitsch, but very effective. I have a vivid memory of seeing it when i was a child. Seeing it again this summer dropped me back into that memory, a very strange feeling.

My lovely Boys :-).

St Barnabas – Oxford

Apologies for the poor quality pics…
…but I hope it will give you a flavour…
…of what an amazing building…
…St Barnabas is.
However, I could have done without trying to give the lovely Lindsay a potted history of Tractarianism. “So why didn’t the just become Roman Catholics?”….