This pretty much sums up the whole of February in London.
It has been cold, raining, windy, good thing the Olympics were on to bring us some cheers.
Due to totally overdoing my snowboarding this season, my knees are so weak at the moment I can hardly walk. Frankly this scares me a bit because normally they only need a week to recover, this time it has taken me a month and they still seem to be aching and refusing to do stairs. I find this a huge challenge as normally (as you may know) I love walking and it is also my main training outlet here in London. This time around -not so much.
We do get the occasional 5 minutes of sun rays which is just wonderful,
So we spent the weekend in Stratford-upon-Avon visiting some friends.
Stratford itself is a really charming medieval town and it's biggest draw is that it is the birthplace of Shakespeare. We started off our tour in the Holy Trinity Church, where the present building dates back to 1210, but there has been a church on the site since at least 713.
The church is beautiful with ornaments, paintings and burial grounds...
one of them being William Shakespeare's grave, he was buried here in 1616. There are other prominent members of the high society way-back-then who are also buried here, I guess they buried the regular Joe Bloggs back in the woods behind the church.