Tuesday, 1 February 2011

02/02/2011 - Candlemas Itinerary

Eve of St Agnes by John Everett Millais, 1857

Sunrise: 07:38 am

Sunset: 16:51 pm

Sunrise. Beat the bounds of Parson's Wood and back to Johnny's for a hearty and warming breakfast.

Mid-morning. Make a bed in the woods for our 'Little Brigid' corn dolly. Candlemas readings, including 1 Corinthians, chapter 15. Lunch followed by tea and zesty marmalade cake.

Sunset. Walk up Pennybridge and back down into the woods to visit the spring and the Clootie Tree. Then back to Johnny's for split pea and ham soup. A long evening of red wine and poetry: Keats's 'The Eve of St Agnes' and a candlelit reading of T.S. Eliot's 'Four Quartets'.