Saint Michael, Garway

Last week we were a loss for something to do on Thursday when I recalled a recent conversation. In North Wales a couple of weeks ago I was talking to an old friend and mentioned that we like interesting churches, she lives in Herefordshire and told me about the church of Saint Michael at Garway;…

Not the Wars of the Roses

Our younger daughter, her husband, and their two daughters – The Roses – have annual passes for Warwick Castle and very kindly took us with them for a visit yesterday. We used to live just outside Warwick and two buildings dominate the skyline, the castle and St Mary’s church. Although both parties had travelled from…

Thomas Hardy’s Cottage

Yesterday we decided to take a drive down to Dorchester and visit Thomas Hardy’s cottage at Higher Bockhampton. I really don’t know why anyone goes on the roads in England at this time of year, but we fetched up at the new visitor centre and car park. This is a great improvement since my last…

Kilpeck Church

Yesterday Mrs Sixwheeler and I visited the Church of St Mary and St David in the village of Kilpeck in Herefordshire. This church is well known among students of church architecture but almost unknown to everyone else; I came across it by a chance reference on Twitter and decided it was worth a visit. How…

On Friends and Cyber Friends

My name is Richard and I am a news junkie. It all started about four years ago during the Egyptian Spring revolution. I discovered that by following some chosen and trusted people and agencies on social media I was getting the news way ahead of the British media; I began to feel almost as if…

Dogs

Regular readers of The Sixwheeler Chronicles will know that I have a dog. She’s called Maude and this is her. She’s a Border Terrier and like all BTs she’s very very very boisterous, also very happy and eternally optimistic. They’re fun dogs. We live in the beautiful city of Bath and it’s great as lots…

The Times They Are a’Changing

Over the last forty eight hours we have experienced wind, rain, sleet, frost and snow here in Bath and we are promised “Snowmaggeddon” on Sunday. But the mornings get lighter earlier and the sun sets later each week and there are the beginnings of Spring showing in our parks and gardens. Bring it on I…