Latest happenings at Pilgrims B&B and in Glastonbury

Pauls Cherry is sprouting

Paul’s Cherry Tree

It’s only two weeks ago that we planted the cherry tree Layla had bought us as a memorial to Paul. It was sitting around for a couple of weeks before that because of the frost. It seems amazing that just a fortnight ago it was bare twigs and already it is covered in leaves. Paul Read more …

Glastonbury Tor from Sharpham Tea Garden

Day out at Sharpham Tea room

As prompted by ‘He who must be obeyed’, (Dexter), whilst he was sunning himself this afternoon we took a visit to Sharpham Tea Garden which lies in the Levels. Apparently it is precisely 2.2 miles to walk there – we will find out the route as this would be a great afternoon walk from Glastonbury. The place Read more …

Glastonbury Spring Equinox Celebrations

As usual, a full programme of Glastonbury events for the Autumn Equinox, including:

Glastonbury Video

A really nice little video of the Glastonbury environs can be found on the Town Council website by selecting the ‘Video’ button after clicking here. Even better, it includes a few frames of Paul painting in Northload Street.

Image from the library with caption - right-aligned

March 2011 Avalon Faery Ball

From 2011 the Avalon Faery Ball becomes twice yearly. As always we had a few naughty Faeries playing in the night!

Starlings – End of season 2011

Starlings – End of season 2011

One of the last ‘Murmurations’ of starlings for this season at Shapwick Heath. We’ll have to wait til next November before we can see them in these quantities again. To show how late in the season it was, we took this picture of the beautiful sunset. For more pictures of this murmuration, click here.

Shapwick Heath February 11th 2011 (1)

Starling ‘Murmuration’

Today at Shapwick Heath we saw our biggest murmuration of starlings ever. It was largely impossible to photograph as it completely filled the sky. Talking to the RSPB wardens, they are estimating there are currently around 3million starlings present! More pictures of this murmuration can be found here.

Hello Old Friends

Hello Old Friends

Today we reaquainted with old friends, Gerry, Steve and Andrew. It was seriously cold at the top of the Tor but we did get some spectacular pics of the sunset from the Tor and also from Chalice Well garden. There are more sunset pics from that day here.

Jane, Graham, Rosie & Miche

New Year 2011

This New Year we got to spend New Year at Pilgrims with family and friends. Here’s to all friends, old and new, absent and present.

Photography courtesy of This Is Somerset

Holy Thorn Tree Desecrated

Overnight on 8th December, the Holy Thorn Tree on Wearyall Hill was vandalised. This iconic tree was planted in 1952 as a replacement for the tree planted during the Festival of Britain which did not survive. The crown of the tree was lopped off leaving a six foot stump protected by its metal cage. It Read more …