3rd February 2021 The Plemstall Robin – Day 314 since lockdown began in the UK

My amigos enjoying lunch and the sunshine on a bench in St. Peter’s Plumstall. Cynthia and Vinney enjoying an outing too

We went for a 15 mile cycle today to a small church called St. Peter’s Plemstall. We love these country churches as they provide a quiet place and usually a bench for a rest. Also being among the graves and in with the church in the background they are great places to contemplate everything! I am sure the benches are primarily provided for people visiting the graves, but there has been a long history of churches sheltering travelers in their lych gates and porches.

St. Peter’s Plemstall. A beautiful small country church. The tomb raised up at the end of the Church was particularly interesting.

St. Peter’s is set in a quiet spot away from any main roads by the River Gowey to the north west of Chester. While in the graveyard we ate our lunch in the company of a lot of birds singing and clearly waiting for us to leave to enjoy any crumbs left behind. The robin, I have christened ‘The Plemstall Robin, hopped from stone to stone and made form lively company. I hope the mild weather stays so that these birds survive to the spring.

The Plemstall Robin, waiting for us to leave to enjoy any crumbs we might have left behind.

That raised tomb was quite macabre. Howard Williams suggests it is ‘Adam and Eve’, the first people to bring death into the world and the landed family beneath are causing mourners to consider this and the link between death and evil doing, sin.

This would be ‘Adam’ facing the sunny south. Eve, according to Howard Williams, faces the darker north side a medieval association apparently.

Interesting what you come across in the countryside around Chester, lots of history everywhere!

Beautiful views across the Cheshire Plain from the Churchyard. This looking north east towards Helsby. Beautiful snowdrops everywhere in the graveyard.

AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE I WILL STAY AT HOME, KEEP THE 2m RULE AND WEAR A FACE MASK

Staying at home! – STILL Protecting the NHS – STILL saving lives

I AM STILL Keeping safe

Stay safe.

Welsh Government’s Guidance on weddings and civil partnerships can be found here:

https://gov.wales/guidance-marriages-and-civil… and the frequently asked questions at: https://gov.wales/coronavirus-regulations-guidance…

To read the current Government guidance on getting married in England please follow this link: COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.

You may also want to read the frequently asked questions sections of the guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do/coronavirus-outbreak-faqs-what-you-can-and-cant-do.

  1. Catching up with the blog today.
  2. Watching Manchester City play in a minute, curry made by my son and a beer, cannot be bad.

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