Saturday, 10 May 2014
Anniversary trip photos– warning lots.
Our train all set up for our champagne breakfast which consisted of a glass of Bucks Fizz followed by a choice of either cereal, porridge or melon with yogurt. We then had a choice of either a full English breakfast or smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on a muffin. Copious amounts of tea/coffee and toast, croissoints with preserves. This was served to us at about 7 in the morning. Around 11 o’clock we were treated to more tea/coffee with a choice of Danish pastries – definitely no need for lunch when we arrived at Canterbury.
Canterbury cathedral is an amazing place, so much bigger than I had realised and so much beautiful architecture and stained glass windows to admire. It’s amazing how they were able to build such buildings of beauty in those days. We were lucky enough to hear the choir practicing while we were there – so uplifting and so very relaxing.
The picture above is in memory of where Thomas Beckett was murdered.
A selfie taken with the mirror which was set up so that you could see one of the beautiful ceilings that are in the cathedral. All too soon it was time to head back to catch our train back. Back on board the train there was a half bottle of wine waiting to go with our evening meal along with canapes. We were treated to a four course meal which consisted of a starter of blue cheese souffle for me and leek and ham hock terrine for Ian. Next up was a deliciously tasting watercress soup. Our main meals consisted of prime fillet of beef for Ian and a lovely roasted butternut squash with a tasty breadcrumb and herb topping for me. Dessert was a delicious apple flan with strawberry coulis and clotted cream. We we also had another glass of champagne – it was perfect.
On our return trip we passed Dover Castle and the White Cliffs of Dover and lots of beautiful countryside – it was a fantastic weekend.