I've been meaning to post about this for what feels like ages now.
Last week I went to Lacock for my RNA Chapter meeting. I drive the furthest, about an hours drive compared to everyone else, who all live roughly 20-30 minutes away.
I used the "sat-nav" on my phone, and followed the directions... a lot of M5, M4, then down the A350. Well, then she told me to turn left, and I thought I'd gone through some wibbly wobbly timey wimey thing. (That's a nod to Doctor Who).
I was speechless and gawking a lot as I drove through this antique village.
Like a tourist, I took photos while it was still good light - it was about 7.15pm. I only had my phone on me, so I'm not sure if it does the place justice, but it was magnificent to be in such an untouched part of England, if you exclude the cars. (If I had my way, I'd ban them!)
Now, I've been to Stratford-upon-Avon and loved it. The odd 'old' house dotted amongst the new, including Shakespeare's home. But this is a whole village! A whole village, I tell you!
I'm going back - before our next chapter meeting! Already promised my dad that I'll take him. I want to walk around and soak it all up! Gosh, could even envisage writing a historical romance, this place is just so inspirational.
Harry Potter, and Pride and Prejudice, to name a couple have been filmed here, and you can see why. Rid the streets of cars, and you're back in time. Perfect back drop for a historical film.
It fascinates me that if these buildings could talk, they'd have so much to tell us. What has gone on inside their rooms?
This is where we had our chapter meeting, The Sign of the Angel.
I don't actually think my photos do do it justice. But I had to share. If you're interested, to find Lacock you need J17 on the M4, and head down the A350. There is a National Trust car park a walking distance out of the way, if you have difficulty parking in the village itself.
Oh and the Chapter meeting was really good too. Brilliant sitting around a table, talking with like-minded (and more experienced) people, discussing the thing that connects us and we all love. Can't wait for the next one!