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Some time at Launde Abbey

I was fortunate enough to be able to spend some time last week at Launde Abbey – the Diocese of Leicester Retreat House on the A47 between Pterborough and Leicester. It was the occasion of the annual Ely Rural Deans’  Residential  which runs for 24 hours usually in May each year.  As I arrived I realised that the major renovation work to the old house had begun in ernest so that it is well and truly out of bounds at the moment. The 16 or so of us who met therefore were billetted in the Stables which boosts very fine en suite rooms. I was in room 16 for a break when I heard on Radio 5 live that Gordon Brown was resigning and I found his  resignation speech very moving.

Here are a couple of  pictures  I took – one of the old house undergoing its make-over….

and one of the lovely pond in the front grounds

Could have done with the weather being a bit warmer, but must not complain.

I do miss the wide open spaces  and hills of the Leicestershire Countryside and its always refreshing to be out in them again if only for a few hours.

May 15, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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