Thursday, 18 August 2016

Friday 10th/Saturday 11th June 2016, visit 88!!

My friend Cathy and I both took a days holiday on the Friday and had a lovely overnight stay in Glastonbury. We drove down the pretty way via Marlborough and Devizes. We stopped in Marlborough for refreshments and I bought some amazing wide legged trousers in the Made in India shop there. I love that first glimpse you get of the Tor after leaving Shepton Mallet. As the road winds into Glastonbury, you keep seeing the Tor from different angles.

We parked the car on arrival, and then had some lunch in the Mocha Berry. Then we had a lovely afternoon wandering round town and doing a bit (ok a lot!) of shopping, with an afternoon tea break.

We went and checked into our hotel about 5.30. My room had a view of Wearyall Hill, but Cathy's looked out onto a car park and industrial estate which wasn't so pretty! We had cuppas and then went and had a meal in the Hawthornes. Then we were going to go up the Tor (our hotel was a bit far to walk as it was out on the way to Street), but we couldn't get parked anywhere nearby. So instead we went and had drinks in the wonderful George and Pilgrims.

In the morning we left the hotel about 9, and had breakfast in town as it wasn't included at the hotel.
We visited the beautiful Goddess House too, my first visit there and I found it so beautiful and peaceful and inspiring. Each room dedicated to a different Goddess with lovely art and decorations, just the most amazing place.

After a bit more shopping, we went to the Chalice Well and had a lovely long wander there. There was a very heavy shower and all the blooms looked so pretty with raindrops all over them. It was also the healing weekend so there was a marquee, and refreshments on sale so we had afternoon tea and cakes there. My spiritual focus is so much on the Well and White Spring and the Tor and Chalice Hill, I just love that area and often try to visualise what the white spring must have been like before the reservoir was built in Victorian times.

We went home the same lovely cross country way with a refreshment stop in Marlborough. It was a lovely weekend and we plan one next year too hopefully staying at the Well as I do love to stay there most of all.

Photos of course. My pictures express more than my words can. All photos copyright Jackie Jae Fae Hewitt as usual, as I only use my own photos (or ones taken by friends with their permission) here.

Cat who joined us for dinner at the Hawthornes

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