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Ely, the Fens, Cambridgeshire, England
Ely, the Fens, Cambridgeshire, England

It’s been a grim week. Here, have a new James C. VFYT. Erstwhile commenter Thursday is in England at the moment, and met up with James C. for some picknicking:

No eels I’m afraid, but Thursday and I did enjoy refreshing Pimm’s Cups, mature extra-sharp cheddar, Wensleydale cheese with cranberries, smoked ham, Melton Mowbray pork pies, crusty bread from the market, and (to top it all) confiture Ferber courtesy of Thursday’s recent stay in France.

That’s Ely’s grand Romanesque-Gothic cathedral in the background, with the famous Lantern Tower on the right.

Summer in the English countryside. Can anything beat it?

UPDATE: Lost VFYTs from CatherineNY’s trip to England this summer. Look!:

Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England
Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England

Lunch by an inlet of the River Dart in Stoke Gabriel, Devon, England. That is the thirteenth century church tower, where there was a bell-ringing competition in progress, on the hill.

Wells, England
Wells, England

CatherineNY writes:

Celebrating the Fourth of July with a glorious view of Wells Cathedral.

That was the same day I was in Lyon having a glorious view of quenelles, chicken in morels sauce, and James C.’s andouillette!

about the author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative. He has written and edited for the New York Post, The Dallas Morning News, National Review, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, the Washington Times, and the Baton Rouge Advocate. Rod’s commentary has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Beliefnet, and Real Simple, among other publications, and he has appeared on NPR, ABC News, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, and the BBC. He lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children. He has also written four books, The Little Way of Ruthie Leming, Crunchy Cons, How Dante Can Save Your Life, and The Benedict Option.

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