Latest happenings at Pilgrims B&B and in Glastonbury

Well-Being Retreat 2011 Announced!

Following the sell-out success of the Well-Being Retreats in 2009 and 2010, the dates for this year have been announced. Karl and Nina are only able to run one event this year which will be the weekend Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th September. Although only just announced, with only one event available, places are selling Read more …

Spring is here - the clematis is flowering

Spring is definitely here!

In case we had any nagging doubts, spring has definitely come to the Pilgrims garden. The clematis is covered in flowers, the passion flower has new foliage coming and the Japanese Jasmin is turning to its summer colour. Graham has done a great job on the garden over the winter, building on the work of Read more …

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.