Speaking. Craig and I were asked to speak last Sunday in a beautiful little town called Kendal. President Hinckley talked about celebrating a Fourth of July there when he was on his mission - it is so picturesque. Sadly, there were only 22 attending the Branch that day. I sometimes feel guilty knowing that these communities had large congregations of converts at one point, who went to the US to build up the Church there.
|Cameras just can't capture the full beauty, but it gives you an idea... Notice the rock fences out in the fields!|
|The rock fences aren't just in the fields, they line the streets as well.|
Walks. On days that we don't need to walk into town for groceries, Craig and I walk in the beautiful areas that are all around the temple. This week our good friend, Sister Rigby, who is one of the Assistants to the Matron, took us on a walk that included a park that is just 1.5 miles away. The British parks include a HUGE area of open grass, and often a house that was a large Estate back in the day.
|Sister Rigby and me across the pond from the Astley Estate House|
|Those goals are for full-sized soccer fields, and this shows just half of the park!|
|In the wooded area of the park - you can walk in these woods for an hour, and this is in the middle of our town!|