Sunday, 30 October 2016

When Sandras Came: part one of four parts

When Sandra came to stay with Sandra in September, we had such a fine time, and such fine weather too! They came by train from their main Dublin stay- arriving late one Saturday morning and heading back there early on Monday. It was wonderful. It is such a privileged thing to meet in your real life someone whose words and wisdom mean so much in your reading life. And Sandra 2, an artist, well, we were all slightly in awe!

Sandra 1 had asked to see the C S Lewis statue: that was her one criteria. Now, usually that would be an easy thing, standing as it does outside the library in his home area of Belfast. However, PC had warned me of much road redesign and of fences and protective covers. In the end we found him merely out of bounds because of the building work around him. In a few weeks a new C S Lewis sculpture park is being opened behind the library- book your bed here soon!

Let it be known that there is neither fence nor man that will stand between S1 and C S Lewis! Before I could spell "arrested" she had a young dad temporarily issued from the library and the fence moved. No-one complained! So, here are photos of the statue, named "The Searcher", of lunch in the Lamppost cafe, the real lamppost in the grounds of Campbell College and the fabulous gem of a little exhibition in Belmont Church Tower. The rest you can Google...
















3 comments:

ellen b said...

I would love to get to Ireland someday and also see these C.S. Lewis tributes. Our son went to a small Christian College in the Santa Barbara area that boasted the Wardrobe. Hope you have a good week.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Mags, it was a FABULOUS visit! Visiting the C. S. Lewis sights was incredible...it's always easier to ask forgiveness than permission...and I did sneak a peek 'round to see there were NO police. Anyway. I've almost perfected the little old lady widow routine...lol.
Many thanks for your wonderful hospitality, your excellent driving skills...still shaking my head at the "wrong side of the road" lol... food...worship...not enough time...I MUST return to Ireland! SOON!

M.K. said...

How exciting! I can just see Sandra, not letting a little thing like a city fence get in her way :) Glad you had a fun visit.