Christchurch Cathedral, Oxford

My women’s group went on a guided tour of Christchurch College at Oxford University yesterday. We got to see the cathedral and had tea in the Harry Potter dining hall but the highlight was the library which has 8,000 pre 1800s books in its collection. As a special treat the librarian showed us this parchment outlining the charter of the College with Henry VIII’s signature and seal! Amazing! One of the many wonders of living in England and being able to see items from the 1500s.

Friend from Williamsburg

Heading out for a two day overnight trip to see some friends, including an American friend who has come over from Germany, and to visit a quilt store. After being at home for five weeks recuperating from my hip replacement surgery I feel disproportionately excited as I slowly get my freedom back!