Nothing in Spain surprises me. Enjoy
St Helena Chruch in Austerfield that sits on the border of South Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire is a small church sitting back from the main road almost hidden by a copse of trees. Inside the church is calm and beautiful and with a lovely mellow feeling not at all at the high end of religion . In short it looks a lovely place to worship. Where however it becomes unique is that William Bradford was baptised there around 1590 and he went on to become one of the most important figures of the 17th century by virtue of becoming one of the founding Pilgrim Fathers. Travelling over in the Mayflower to New England where he became Governor of the Pilgrim Colony.
On Bank holiday monday May 5th 2014 the church hosted an excellent art exhibition by a British artist Ann Wildgust.
Seems a negative kind of week, far too many rantings on here but here we go. What seemed like a simple request for my wife became ” not possible”. To open a new bank account. No need for boring details but something I thought simple and normal and needed doing today. The first bank Abbey National said not possible, but could be done midday thursday? ” Sorry have to work”. Next option midday friday “Sorry have to work”. So exit Abbey National and into The Halifax. Seem to recall they ” give something Xtra”. Certainly do, an extra time to contemplate, have a holiday or even spend all one’s money. The first opportunity to meet the wonderful person who could deal with the complexity of opening a bank account was in one weeks time. Bizarre.
So Lloyds bank to the rescue, yes possible and all done in minutes. I do wonder how exactly The Halifax and Abbey National expect to do business. Have a guess where our family will not go to?
A quite extraordinary story really.