This sunshine seems to just keep on giving which is very disturbing when you’re British and it’s still April. However, not wishing to complain we can do naught but make the very best of it. Make hay, as the saying goes.
With that in mind, Saturday saw Mrs G and I taking to our two wheeled friends for a six miler out and about the city. Gloucester has more than it’s fair share of roughneck areas, but it also has one or two gems. The docks and the cathedral are the two most obvious ones.
Even though I’ve lived around here for nigh on 10 years I have yet to step foot in the cathedral proper. Given that I’ve got the week free, and as it’s a religious time of year (although I should point out that I am not the most religious person on the planet by any stretch of the imagination) I might well try and pay the place a visit in the coming days. Expect photos should that come to fruition. Of course those of you that are familiar with “The boy who lived” will already have espied the cloisters of the cathedral as it’s been the location for many Hogwarts scenes for Harry Potter 1 through to 6.
On a related note I’ve been catching up with Mr Potter’s goings on by having a Potter fest of movies and am now ready to take on part 7a, although I suspect I may wait until 7b is available too. Just want to add though, that the franchise has got better and better as it’s gone on. 5 and 6 are my favourites having finally got sone proper meat on the bones of the story. If you haven’t seen the full set, it’s recommended viewing for anyone who likes a bit of fantasy/adventure/type stuff.
To get back to my point… Mrs G and I’s hunt for Easter eggs. That’s what we were doing out on the bikes in the first place. We trundled into town and after searching high and low failed miserably to find exactly what we were looking for in any of the big-name retail outlets. A lickle corner shop came to our rescue though and all was right with the world.
The return trip was via the docks and it was particularly beautiful on such a sun-shiny day. Even the dry dock was filled up and ready to re-launch it’s most recent guest.
Once we’d arrived back at the ranch plans were laid for today’s BBQ spectacular at BBB’s house. All very confusing, but then it is Monday. Or is it Wednesday? Could be Sunday. Frankly I have no idea.


This post originally appeared here: Posterous

Advertisements