The refectory oak had a #1 all over today.
After the festal lunch for the blessing of the new war memorial cricket pavilion, a match between the Douai and Downside old boys.
Solemnity of the dedication of the abbey church. Haec est domus Domini.
An angel's-eye view. With thanks to Mike at surreyvisuals.co.uk
Being neither mad dogs nor Englishmen our ducks are not out in the midday sun.
It's lavender time.
A rose-tinted welcome at Douai.
After falling into disrepair and disuse, these Pugin sedilia have been repaired and reupholstered by our seamstress Sally. They date from the mid-nineteenth century and were made for our Pugin church in Douai, France, which explains the dark oak. They will be used again in the abbey church.
I think this pigeon would have lost a few points off his licence.