Having filled the freezer, got up to date (sort of) with the laundry and packed my bag for hospital I decided to have a bit of "me time" and headed to Winchester for a bit of a mooch.
Didn't feel like doing much walking, but went to the Cathedral first to soak up a bit of the atmosphere.
I love the window on the west front. Apparently it was deliberately destroyed by Cromwell's forces in the civil war and then the glass was later re-used in a random pattern. Really stunning!
Also love the large areas of 13th century mosaic tiles. Some inspiration for quilts there maybe?
Then there's some 12th century wall and ceiling paintings
And of course, Jane Austen's tomb
Leaving through this fantastic door
I then went for a little stroll round the beautiful close at the back. It is always so lovely and quiet here. You wouldn't think it was the middle of a city!
These buildings are part of the Pilgrim's school, I believe
Then back to the shops, and my favourite; Cath Kidston. I don't usually buy much here but always love to have a look. How cute are these prettily painted shelves?
This bed looked very inviting
And this patchwork chair is lovely, but wouldn't last long if you've got a dog like ours that likes to jump all over the furniture :(
Finally, a beautiful crazy patchwork quilt. Sorry it was a bit hard to photograph.
Hopefully next time I go I'll be able to walk around a bit more and show you some other lovely bits of the city.