Sunday, 5 April 2009

Tintern for the day

Hello to you all! I hope you are enjoying your weekend? Today we decided to get out of the house bright and early with a picnic lunch all ready, and see something historical for a change. We are very lucky as there are plenty of places that offer historical interest around where we live. There is the most obvious choice of Bath which is literally down the road, but I wanted to go somewhere a bit more isolated and quite than the very busy Bath. So we decided to head into Wales instead. 

This is where we ended up, Tintern Abbey,  a ruined  Cistercian abbey that is absolutely stunning it literally takes your breath away and it is hard to believe that it is 900 years old!

 I believe it was totally ransacked during the reign of King Henry XIII when he wanted to change the religion to enable him to divorce his long suffering wife, and marry Anne Boleyn. So unfortunately the Monks had to go!

Please forgive my terrible photography skills! I like to blame it on my useless camera which it really is, but I'm afraid I too am useless at using it! 

We all had a lovely time, especially the girls, Liliana has started to show a real interest in History which is great as I too love it, so it's something we can both discuss and enjoy. Little Mia thoroughly enjoyed running about amongst the ruins, apart from having to watch her near the ancient tunnels that were originally the monks sewerage system!

On a creative level I have  manged to make some birds to hang on our Easter tree, just need to attach some ribbon and then there ready to perch on there branches. 

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend! speak again very soon. Lisaxxx


  1. Hi Lisa

    Looks like you had a fab day out! I love going anywhere historical and wierdly as I am not particularly religious I love old churches. But getting my other half to go to these places can be tricky as he likes more naturey places!

    Love your birdies really cute and you have used such lovely fabrics.

  2. Lovely day out, looks as though you all enjoyed yourselves!! Love those sweet little birds too, they would look lovely on an Easter tree!

    Have a great week : )

    Sharon xx

  3. Looks like you had a great day, I've never been to Wales will have to go one day. Love the little birds, very cute.
    Yvonne x