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Somerset a visit to Samuel and Sarah Coleridge’s home.

Jeremiah is talking to God and he says ” Ah, Lord God! You have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you.”… Then later God speaks to Jeremiah and says: “Look , I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?” Jeremiah 32:17…..27 ( This is the God we are waiting for an all powerful God) This is a poem they know was written in this house… The Frost performs…

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“Nature in Art” a few things that drew my attention. Gloucester

The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. Psalms 23 :1. Nature in Art , the world’s first museum and art gallery dedicated to fine, decorative and applied art inspired by nature. There were two artists in residence. Trevor Smith was free to talk to and I soon found out he was a teacher. His sketches are very close to his experience of place and time that he is with the bird. He depends entirely on them for his large paintings. He has published a book to inspire others to…

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Dyrham Park

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever! Psalm 107:1 Inside the house. It must be noticed that the National Trust are restoring this house with money they have received from loss of earnings during covid and from a university in America interested in this project. Not all the paintings were where they normally hang. The garden Looking at this garden now, a little dry but with some colour. Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head silver liquid…

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Stroud in Gloucestershire and bric-a-brac

Another something to think about “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value, rather it is one of those things that give value to survival”. C S. Lewis The Stroud Canal. Then a walk along the Stroud Canal built in 1779 and closed in 1954 . Notice the bright blue sky unfortunately the rain was fleeting. The canal is 8 miles long and has a rise of 102 feet hence the need for locks. They are still working on restoring it. Study to show God that you…

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France Day 25 Louviers

Today Bess has to be seen by a vet 24 hours before she leaves France for England. We have an appointment for 4pm today in Louviers. This means we could be on the ferry in Calais at 4pm tomorrow. They treat her for a special type of tape worm and give her a general check up. Louviers Tonight we are parked 80 miles from Calais. When you love someone you help them to see the best in themselves.

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Day 17 France: Carcassonne

Locks, bridges and aqueducts linking the Atlantic to the Mediterranean a total of 240km (149 miles) This canal the amazing brain child and work of Pierre – Paul Riquet (a salt tax baren) was completed in 1681. It was the greatest engineering feat of its time and revolutionised local economies. It was the life blood of trade in the region. It still plays an important role with its pastoral environment it is enjoyed by cyclists, walkers and cruisers. The tourist trade!

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