Marjorie's ramblings

By walkingMarj

St Mungo's, Simonburn

It's been one of those days, or at least part of it has.

I cannot find my English Heritage card and I wanted to book a slot for Julie and I to visit Belsay Hall on Thursday. Nor can I find my National Trust card which I had with me when I went to Wallington last week. 

Extensive searches did not reveal either. Mum loaned me her EH card (shh) so I could make the booking. No doubt mine with emerge, but in the meantime, I wonder if I can look as if I'm 99 for the visit?!

We had a lovely final Zoom coffee morning for the Tynedale Photo Group. This has kept us going throughout lockdown. Our hope and expectation is that we will be back together in Corbridge in September and perhaps a picnic before then.

L and I were going to walk this afternoon. It was very windy and she was not keen to go where there was any mud. I didn't really want to walk entirely on roads, so we have postponed our walk for better weather.

I packed a parcel and missed the post van. 

I looked and looked for the cards.

I managed to get out for a short walk at Simonburn later on. My main image is taken inside the famous St Mungo's Church. The Virgin Mary is depicted above these lilies, but I was very taken with them and the artistry used to produce them in the glass.

Outside there are many interesting graves. I was left wondering how many burials the old trees have seen. The church was founded in the 13th Century and rebuilt in the 18th. It is large because it was the only church in the area, now covered by 7 parishes.

Mum suddenly developed a migraine so I watched Line of Duty on my own and we will keep the quizzes for another night. NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!

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