Sunday, December 7, 2014

Ding Dong, Ding Dong

I'm staying in Bakewell, England, in the Peak District, for a wedding.  This 800 year old parrish church is nearby in the village of Ashford-in-the-Water.  Now, remember, Columbus arrived on the shores of North America about 500 years ago.

The Bellringers

These folks had to pull hard to ring the bells announcing Paul and Heidi's wedding.  What history there was in this old, old church..........800 years old is hard for my little doggie brain to fathom

Uh-Oh, Pictures Ahead.....Say Cheese

Looks like it may be a moment before the wedding party is ready.....

That's Better.....Picture Perfect

Paul Evans, fellow surfer and writer (Surf Europe), and his beautiful bride, Heidi Russell, shared their special day with good friends and family.  I was so happy to be included! 

Step Back in Time

The perfect setting for a wedding....quiet and charming, a setting that would take your breath away!

The Typical English Village

Churches are scattered all over the English countryside with graveyards that look like this.  Did you notice the homes in the background.  The residences, all with chimneys, are usually made of stone to keep out the winter weather.  Ashford-in-the-Water is a little north and west of central England almost in the heart of his island country.

Mother of the Bride

Heidi's mom, Eleanor, was so very happy on her daughter's weddng day.  She posed with me next to the Sheepwash Bridge which was said to have been built by invading Roman soldiers over 1,000 years ago.

Farewell to Bakewell

I loved my stay right in the middle of this little English town which is famous all over the country for its pastries called "Bakewell Tarts",  so much charm, so many interesting sights, so many kind English folks, so many new friends to make!