The Wednesday walkers this week convened at the Highwayman and walked Southwards through Winstone parish. We were too hot to go at any great pace, so it was quite a small loop; but it was interesting to compare the churches in Winstone and Duntisbourne Abbots. The former, shaded by a huge Cedar of Lebanon, feels loved and cherished, a candle burning on a North aisle window shelf: the latter lacks that sense of mystery, its churchyard grass mown to an inch of its life.
On our way we passed the house of friends, who invited us in to see their bitch's litter of six whippet/lurcher puppies, born on Sunday evening. Aaah!