Today we went to Winchester. We were hoping to go ice-skating in the Cathedral grounds. Alas, it was fully booked! Above is the statue which you see as you enter Winchester - it is of King Alfred, famous for burning the cakes!
We decided that if we couldn't go skating we would do a bit of retail therapy and shop at the Christmas Market and go to the Cathedral.
Some of the things on sale at the Market.
There were a lot of people about and it was a relief to be in the Cathedral away from the crowds.
The choir was rehearsing - the acoustics were great!
Jane Austen is buried here.
There were many fabulous things inside and I will show you more tomorrow including an Antony Gormley sculpture!
The weather has certainly been warmer here the last few days and there is very little of the snow left - it all seems such a long time ago now!
Tomorrow I hope to get a Christmas tree so that I can begin to get into the festive mood!
Until next time.