Chapels and cemeteries are, I find, rather heartwarming places to visit (particularly in the sunshine). When tended well, they seem full of love, care and respect. Watts Chapel in the Surrey Hills, is all that and more. Watts Chapel is a beautiful and rather magical place. The cemetery has an emotive atmosphere.
Hubby has always wanted to visit Westminster Abbey. We have been inside cathedrals all over Europe but have never made it here. Nuts considering we’ve both lived south of London all our lives. The Abbey, it turns out, is amazing and crammed with so much of our history we were quite blown away.
I feel a connection to the village of Shere in Surrey because I have a branch of ancestors that were born and breed there and the surrounding villages for 100’s of years. Most were agricultural laborers during the time when the area was notorious for smugglers, sheep-stealers and poachers with cottages with very large cellars…