Sunday, August 9, 2009

St. Mary's Church and the Tesco Superstore

The view down our street
It was another beautiful day, but we got a bit of a late start, planning a trip to Bath around the end of the month. It will be the second trip since our arrival, as we're heading to Telford for a wedding shortly. Very exciting!

And it isn't like we have to leave Cheltenham to take in some amazing sites: we somehow managed to miss St. Mary's Church on our house-hunting trip. It's the only surviving medieval building in town, and has been in continuous use for 850 years, according to Wikipedia. We spent a lot of time wandering around it and reading the inscriptions on the stones.

Then it was off to get some groceries for the week at the Tesco Superstore. It's a lot closer than we thought, first of all: maybe five minutes from the Waitrose that we've been going to. And a much bigger shop cost about half of what we're used to spending. We've been told (many times) that the grocery stores here can be ranked for both price and quality, from lowest to highest, as: Tesco, Sainsbury's, Waitrose, Marks & Spencer. That said, at no point did either of us feel like we were shopping in a discount store such as Food Basics back home. Sure, it was a bit busier, but that won't matter if we're ordering from their Web site.

I look lots more pictures for you, Stephen, so have a peek at this month's album. And I'll take requests for pictures of other stuff, so long as you don't abuse it. :-)

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