Today’s photo is simply because I hear so many of our customers at the Pharmacy complaining about all the rules and loss of freedoms during the Pandemic. At least most of us understand why these rules are there – we can see the results of the virus.
But I had to ask myself…why did the police prohibit sitting under the mango tree? Your guess is as good as mine. But people obeyed – out of respect, they obeyed.
This week I am reminiscing over a visit to Bath. We spent a long time enjoying the city, but the highlight was definitely the Roman Baths. It is one of the most interesting places I have visited in the UK.
It seems like a long time ago since I left London – over a year, but I am hoping later this summer we can hit the road and see more of other cities and towns around this country.
There is something about creation that shouts volumes about how much our Creator loves to surprise us, inspire us and give us every good gift.
Trips over to Africa have shaped me and my outlook on the world. But though I have seen with my own eyes the shocking reality of this mad mad mad world with it’s economic extremes, I have seen that God is good. He keeps giving the most beautiful displays even in areas where people live on a meagre income.
I have seen and I know that God will correct all injustices. In the meantime…he keeps giving.
So last week it was Malaysia, and this week it is Manchester. It feels like a hundred years ago since we were last there, but we used to go there two or three times a year.
I have some relatives in Manchester who we would stay with, and we would hang out, sometimes at The Trafford Centre (a but like Westfield, but with Roman/Greek style statues making it look like a temple) or we would head into the city .
It felt like my second home and we had amazing times up there. This photograph is looking out towards the Manchester Printworks (right in the centre) which has bars, restaurants and a multi-storey cinema. To the right is the Arndale Centre – another indoor shopping mall. To the left is another kind of galleria with lots of shops and restaurants.
You cannot see in the photo obviously, but I was standing outside Selfridges. A couple of times we were in this square because they had put up huge screens – major football contests and other events nobody would want to miss.
There was always a buzz around Manchester and I miss it. It is one of the first places we will be heading to once the Pandemic is over so we can see our family up there, and head into town for mad night out.
It is too long since we have been there, but one of my favourite places in the whole of England is in the Lake Distract. My legs ached from all the walking we did, but all the pain was worth it for the views.
I don’t have enough photos from our trips. Probably because I was so shattered by the time we reached the top of the Peaks, I could not even hold my camera up.