Family & Days Out

The Cathedral Visit

With the somewhat dodgy weather we’ve had here this past week, coupled with it being the week before Christmas, our options for outings have been a little limited. We’ve managed to squeeze in a couple of visits to the park, and one to soft-play, but then what? I’m not going to be ‘popping’ to the shops in all of the mayhem, our local library shares a car park with a major supermarket (suspected it might be busy!) and garden centres and retails parks are also a little crazy. Normal options exhausted, I had to think a little harder! And I came up with a cathedral, relatively close to us, that we’d yet to visit…

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Boo and I loved it in there, though to be honest, Little Man lost interest halfway round and started demanding snacks – you just can’t please everyone! It was so calm and Christmassy there, and there was a local school practising their carol concert whilst we meandered, which made it all the more beautiful. For children, they also had an ‘angel trail’ – a leaflet with pictures and information about 8 angels we had to look for and spot around the building, which just added to the fascination for Boo (and me!).

I love churches, cathedrals, castles – anywhere bursting to the seams with history and memories. I enjoy exploring these beautiful buildings, resonating with ghosts of days gone by, filled to the brim with hopes for the future and never more hopeful than at this time of year. There’s a feeling of peace and sanctuary, that I even felt with Little Man’s whining! It was a lovely visit, and the first of many like this, as long as Boo continues to show such interest.

It does get me pondering which of my hobbies the children will share with me, if any. Or with their dad. I’d like to think reading will continue to be one, and it looks like both children will enjoy drawing, so that’s one for the husband ticked off. And then, who knows? It’s an adventure we’ve yet to undertake with them, and as well as sharing our passions with them, maybe they’ll introduce us to a few of theirs along the way. The journey awaits…

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