So it's Saturday morning and I am here on my computer, the husband has just discovered we've won £2.50 on the Euro Millions and the grandson is coming over for pancakes later (they are presently his favourite) so the weekends not spoilt after all. Also, the Richard III the Second is all mended and the riverside camping site is booked for another weekend later next month.
Now at some point in the forthcoming week, I would have been sharing with you my photographs and telling you about the historical facts I had found along the way. But never mind, here are a few images taken from Google and a bit of information about some of the places we didn't get to visit:
Ayscoughfee Hall was built in 1429 by a wool merchant named Richard Aldwyn whose son became Lord Mayor of London. The Hall had alterations made in the Tudor and Elizabethian times and has a lovely garden surrounded by a long brick wall (which is all I managed to see as we sped past.)
The Fens includes large parts of the counties of Lincolnshire and Cambridgeshire and smaller parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, it is on the whole as flat as the aforementioned pancake and usually wet - no mountains for us!
Ely Cathedral built in the 7th century on a site where St Etheldreda's abbey once stood. It's an amazing structure with 288 steps in a spiral staircase all the way to the top. It is also England's third longest