Sunday, 11 January 2009

I love Wiltshire!

I really think we live in the coolest part of England, although there are many places that I love. I just love how ancient Wiltshire is, and whenever we go out on a walk we seem to find something cool that's a thousand plus years old. This time we decided to go to Longbarrow West Kennet, which is about a 10 minute drive from our house. We've always driven past it, but you can't see much from the road, so we didn't think there was much to it! It turns out that it's one of the coolest things I've seen here. It's an ancient tomb that's from about 500 years after the time of Adam. How cool is that! And even better is that it's completely free of charge! It has a proper tomb entrance and about 3 different rooms inside, which is a bit freaky when you're in there and start thinking about all the bones that were once piled up there. I just couldn't believe that it wasn't advertised more b/c I thought it was much cooler than Stonehenge (also near by), but I guess there always has to be the famous ones.
As a tradition for Easter, we always go out somewhere at sunrise on Easter Sunday and read the Easter story in the scriptures and sing a hymn. We were thinking that it would be really cool to go to Longbarrow this year, as it's a proper tomb and it faces the East. That would be cool!



Anyway, I do love living in Wiltshire. I'm happy that it feels like home to me now and I look forward to raising my children here.

8 comments:

Pam said...

Oh to be Jaime! I love that you have all that wonderful old history around you and beautiful scenery! Woo-woo...our claim to fame is the Ronald Reagan Library. Sad:( Love the pictures...miss those kiddos! (and you and Simon, of course)

Sarah Coyne said...

Oooh, I miss England! Your Easter idea sounds like so much fun! We might have to swipe it! :)

sophie said...

I'm in love with your family and all of its fun traditions...I can't wait for Mike and I to begin our own :)

Hoffman Household said...

Wow its gorgeous there. Your Sophie looks so much like you, holy cow! Shes a cutie. She looks like she could be following in your footsteps with all those poses. She could be your next top model!

Hoffman Household said...

Haha! Paula is a very famous southern cook. She has like TV shows, a million cook books, and is known for her fried cooking.

TC said...

I am so jealous of the fact that you get to live in England. I have never been outside of the US. Boring huh? Maybe I will have to come visit you. ;)

Rachel said...

I love your daughter's wellie boots! :) How are you guys? Looks like you're doing great-I miss you!

Steph said...

What a beautiful tradition, Jaime. Your kids will remember it, and start their own traditions with their families. Might I add, your kids are growing so fast! I cannot believe how big Sophie is...saw the pics of her and Mackay from Thanksgiving time and it's amazing...i look at pics of Mackay from when he was born and see him now and think, Time flies when you're having fun!