This weekend we made the journey down to Somerset to see Matthew and Ellie. We started out at about 9:30 on Saturday morning, and got there without too many problems at about 2:00PM. The roads were surprisingly clear, except for the A303 by Stonehenge!
On Sunday morning we went to church with them in Shepton Mallet. It was nice to have a slightly more traditional Anglican service, although the church was rather traditionally cold! That’s the problem with these big stone buildings – they’re a nightmare to heat, especially in August when you’re not expecing it to be cold!
Afterwards we went to a local pub for lunch, and then we headed back and watched some “Fawlty Towers”. Then we had some tea and played “Mexican Train” – followed by making some rather random, silly models of various things out of the domino style bricks. It was a fun evening!
On Monday we headed into Wells to have a look around. Wells is best known for its beautiful cathedral, and we had a good look around. It was indeed stunning, and well worth a visit if you’re in the area. But the other reason we wanted to go to Wells was because it was where “Hot Fuzz” was filmed! Apparently Edgar Wright grew up in Wells and wanted to film it there. We saw the church (St Cuthbert’s, where the reporter was … decapitated), the fountain (where the human statue was stood outside), and The Swan hotel (where Simon Pegg’s character stays). In the evening we watched Hot Fuzz again and could actually recognise the High St – they’d digitally removed the cathedral from a few shots but it’s very recognisable as Wells!
Anyway, it was a lovely weekend in general – we’ll have to go down and have a proper explore sometime. The area is beautiful, if a little rainy (well, it was at the weekend – but then I say that coming from an area which apparently has the least amount of rain in the country).
In other news, we are on holiday this week and next! This week we’re at home doing various things, but next week we’re going up to Edinburgh and we’re really looking forward to it 🙂