Monday, November 18, 2013
This view is down the hill toward our little house, one of the village pubs is there to the left. We had dinner there one night to use the wifi and my lamb burger came with arugula (rocket) on it. I commented to the waitress that the last time I was in England (10 years ago) I didn't find arugula all over the place. "It's trendy", she said. As an arugula grower that's a trend I can approve of. Interestingly all of the salads we had in Iceland also had arugula in them.
This part of England is Thomas Hardy country and Bere Regis was featured as the town of Kingsbere in Tess of the D'Urbervilles. The church was were the D'Urberville family was buried. We went through and all around it one morning and had a nice talk with the Vicar. The church dates back to Saxon times and there is a bit a wall with the remains of Saxon stonework. From there on the church as added onto century by century until it reached it's current size in the 19th century. The walls are made up of courses of stone and small blocks of flint. For more information and pictures look here.
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