Monday, 6 May 2013

The Rollright Stones

A couple of weekends ago we had to go to Oxford, we made a day of it and on the way there we stopped at the rollrights - a group of standing stones and a very special place.I had wanted to go for some time, it was raining, but still wonderful, an ancient neolithic site with a dolmen - burial chamber and long barrows as well.
A very special place, I got goosebumps walking into the circle

Standing by the whispering knights dolmen

The witch!

The king's stone - separate from the circle and dolmen

The witch turning the king into stone
One of the main myths is that a witch turned a king and men into stone, also that you can not count the number of stones in the circle - T tried 3 times and got a different number each time - make of that what you will! I would throughly recommend the site for a visit. Till next time
Blessings x

I'm back

Hello to one and all, its been a while, we have been busy and there have been times when I havent wanted to step anywhere near the blog. Many thanks to all the thoughtful comments on my last post. My eyes are ok at the moment, just waiting for my next check up - not had a date yet. So what have we been doing. At the end of March, we went to the Volksworld show that is held at Sandown racecourse every year. I dont think we will go again, far too busy and the focus of the show has changed, anyway here are a few photos of some vehicles.
We could do with one of these if we get snow again!!

Home from home

You could have some fun in this Baja
We have also been to Portsmouth for the weekend at the beginning of April. We wanted to take T to the historic dockyard, well worth a visit, they have in the process of building a new museum around the Mary Rose, due to open later this year, but we did see the Victory and the Warrior, as well as boat trip around the dockyard and several other displays.
The Warrior

The Victory

Portchester Castle

The view from the castle tower

Outside the castle walls - originally dating back to roman times
Portchester castle was probably my favourite, although the boys like the dockyard.
The visit was helped by lovely weather

 This bank holiday weekend, we went to the VW show at Stanford Hall, in Leics, it was lovely weather and a great turnout, it is one of our favourite shows. This beetle was being shown as part of the historic VW club, no vehicle can be registered in the club unless it is pre-1979, with many of the vehicles being the split screen sort and early beetles.

I would like to go for a cruise in this cabriolet with the roof down.

T loves the military VWs
These are Kubelwagens, amphibious vehicles, great if you lived in an area prone to flooding!! It was very busy and we had a great time, beloved was able to pick up some very cheap parts that he needs - second hand - there are always people wanting to sell secondhand parts at these shows and it means that you can restore a vehicle a lot cheaply rather than always buying new. Back in a another post with a visit to a special place
Blessings x