Christmas in England

Inside St. Alban's Cathedral at Christmas

Welcome to the holidays.  Hi, I'm Marilyn Leach and would love to show you some snaps of England bright with Christmas cheer.  I found the Christmas season there to be much more relaxed, with families truly enjoying the contemplative side of Christmas while still having lots of family fun.  Get a cup of wassail and enjoy the pix.

A village Christmas market in Wokingham, Berkshire
Here's a North London terrace home that's decorated for the Christmas season.
A storybook village set up in the Carpenter Arms Pub in Lacock, Wiltshire.
The Christmas Market at Winchester Cathedral in Hampshire.
The former weekend home of the Rothchild's hosted a lawn scavenger hunt for Christmas stars.
Inside St. Alban's Cathedral, Herefortshire

Springtime in Enagland.

Hello.  I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd love to show you some pics of the English spring.  I've treasured, beyond words, my spring holidays on this fascinating isle and traveling with dear friends who live there.  Come along and enjoy. 

Beautiful Mount Grace Priory in April
An ancient priory tree
A monk's cell garden as it was hundreds of years ago and is today
This pub was near a cottage we called home for a week
Road trip! We traveled the Yorkshire moors.

Hi, I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd love to show you some beautiful pictures of England. Winter there is a beautiful season to visit.  The weather can be mild and clear, brisk and blustery, or damp with bone-chilling cold.  Some areas often see snowfall while white is a rare sight in other places.  But, it is an island.  So, dress according to the forcast and enjoy the beauty.

A Wiltshire village church
The Carpenter Arms Pub in Lacock, Wiltshire's dressed for Christmas.
This country house was dressed for Christmas in Buckinghamshire.
South Lake in Earley, Reading, Berkshire in winter is a lovely place to stroll.
The Christmas Market at Winchester Cathedral, Hampshire
These are the grounds of a stately home, in December, in Buckinghamshire.
The church in Lacock, Wiltshire, is dressed for Christmas
The Nativity is displayed in the church at Lacock, Wiltshire.
Baconthorpe Castle in Norfolk, England
This is the north edge of Norfolk.

Tea on the lawn and rambles in lingering sunshine make summer special in England.  I'm Marilyn Leach.  Enjoy these pictures of spring and summer in that fair land.

Beautiful Bilbury in Glouster
Pub anyone? Welcome to Snowshill, Gloucester.
More of Bibury, Gloucester
Whitby Abbey on a spring morning by the North Sea.
The Arts and Crafts Manor Home at Mt. Grace Priory
An April day at Robin Hood's Bay.
The west coast can be rough during extreme storms that are generally few in number.

Hello, I'm Marilyn Leach and I'd like to welcome you to view some English villages that are much like the village I've created in my Berdie Elliott mystery series.  Theses scenes are in Somerset, in the south of England.  Who knows, there could be an unknown miscreant about and a sleuth to set them right.

<p style="text-align: center;" data-mce-style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 255); font-size: 18px;" data-mce-style="color: #0000ff; font-size: 18px;">Winter</span></p><p style="text-align: center;" data-mce-style="text-align: center;"><span style="font-size: 16px;" data-mce-style="font-size: 16px;">These few photos give a flavor of England in winter.&nbsp; I've been there in December, but not in the midst of the deep of the coldest months.&nbsp; Depending on the parts of the country, it can snow, blow like mad, pelt rain, or be cloudy and fair.&nbsp; These snaps are taken by my friend, Lillie.&nbsp; Enjoy.</span></p>

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marilyn leach | Reply 24.06.2015 12.42

Carol, aren't sweet memories wonderful? I'm glad you enjoyed it. Cheers

Carol Alford | Reply 22.06.2015 17.53

It's been about 20 years since I traveled England. Surely brought back amazing feelings, smells, memories.

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10.12 | 19:13

Carol, it's just so fun to have you here. You'll be up all December. Cheers

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Marilyn, thanks for letting me visit!

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It's great fun to have you here. Love your book cover. Cheers

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Zoe and readers, I'm so excited you've dropped by to see what's on offer with this fun story. I wish you a great read and a relaxing cup of tea. Cheers, Marilyn

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