Musical Houses

Musical houses is a perfect way to describe our life here in England over the last two months. We have been moving to a different house every 10 days or so and although it can get stressful, it has generally been great thanks to the fact that we get to see so much. We visited the amazing countryside of Yorkshire, the lovely town of Leigh-on-sea which sits on the edge of the Thames and we’ve seen the hustle and bustle of the city of Brighton.

At the moment we’re in Leigh-on-sea until tomorrow then we’ll be back in Brighton in time for Xav’s football practice he does on Saturdays. We have a hire car which has been perfect because it allows us to get out into the more remote areas and the other day we did just that.

We visited the small town of Maldon which is on the banks of the Thames.

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We visited the Chapel of St. Peters-on-the-wall which is a tiny chapel in the middle of nowhere. It was built on the walls of an old Roman fort in 645AD so it’s amazing how well it’s held up over time.

It really was in the middle of nowhere.

It really was in the middle of nowhere.

Tiny little building.

Tiny little building.

The view from the church.

The view from the church.

Nice contrast between the old and the new.

Nice contrast between the old and the new.

We then went for a walk around Leigh-on-sea which ended up being a really long walk much to the disappointment of Xav and Kir. We went into Prittlewell Priory which was founded in the 12th century by monks.

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The start of our long walk.

The Priory gardens

The Priory gardens

We had a puppet show put on by Xav

We had a puppet show put on by Xav

Monk Xavier comes to greet us.

Monk Xavier comes to greet us.

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To the delight of most of us, we got the bus back!

Tomorrow we’re heading back to Brighton where we’ll stay for a while until the music starts again and we pack our bags and move to the next house.

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