England singing tour 2014.
Visited Sandringham, the Queen’s “winter palace”. Beautiful lawns & gardens, a gorgeous tiny church complete with silver alter and decorations, and the lovely house itself. It would have been considered a hunting lodge, with a large collection of guns, a room full of big game trophies and an impressive collection of royal motor cars (including a sort of minibus called a “hunting brake” for transporting the hunters around the grounds. Returned to Norwich in time to sing Evensong.
Walked along the river near the Cathedral, previously used as a quay for transporting goods into and out of Norwich. After an earlier Evensong, had dinner with Mark & Michael Mueller at The Glass House.
Sang both morning Eucharist and Evensong today. Took a nap in the Cathedral Close during the break. Went out in the evening to celebrate Michael Mueller’s 16th birthday. Due to unusual English drinking age rules, Michael was allowed to have a Crabbie’s ginger beer (bought for him by his Dad, 4% alcohol). Early morning tomorrow, when we travel on to Wells.
6 hours in the coach from Norwich to Wells, arriving just in time to prepare for Evensong at the Cathedral. Dinner in our hotel (The Swan), walked around the moat surrounding the Bishop’s Palace, close by the Cathedral. Long day!