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Wordless Wednesday — Finding Heaven in Quarr Abbey Tea Garden:-)

Scone at Quarr Abbey Tea Garden

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You can read a review of Quarr Abbey Tea Garden in Matt and Cat’s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide and to learn more about the Benedictine monastery itself, you might like to visit the Quarr Abbey website

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14 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday — Finding Heaven in Quarr Abbey Tea Garden:-)

  1. Oh yes! I would LOVE to have been there to have morning tea with you.. c

    On Wed, Jul 23, 2014 at 4:02 AM, sarahpotterwrites wrote:

    > sarahpotterwrites posted: ” You can read a review of Quarr Abbey Tea > Garden in Matt and Cat’s Isle of Wight Eating Out Guide and to learn more > about the Benedictine monastery itself, you might like to visit the Quarr > Abbey website “

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    • That scone was my lunch and so huge that I couldn’t manage the sandwiches I’d brought with me!

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      • There is nothing like a good fresh scone. Now i want to make a batch, so i had better get into the kitchen and make some butter!.. I do miss walking around the old piles in england, i was always transported somehow.. c

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  2. this does look heavenly!

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  3. I’ve never been to the IOW Sarah. Maybe one of these fine days. I shall avoid the scones though 😉

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    • The Isle of Wight is lovely and I’m glad to say I’ve family there, so have an excuse to visit often.

      To avoid the scones, Roy, is to be a masochist. Thus I’ll tempt you further by mentioning that the jam is homemade and too scrummy for words.

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  4. my taste buds leapt!! Beautiful abbey!!

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    • It is a beautiful abbey in such a serene setting. I love it there. The monks are so quietly industrious, too, what with their gardening and farming activities, and one of them is a brilliant composer. I’ve sung a couple of his carols at Christmas, which are my absolute favourites.

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      • It does sound wonderful. – and you sing too along with everything else!!! 🙂

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      • Yes, I’m a mezzo soprano. I used to do a lot of solo singing at weddings and funerals when I lived in a city, but not much work of that sort where I am now. I also used to be a church cantor — mostly singing plainchant, my highlight of the year being the Exultet (the Easter Proclamation.

        Not sure what I believe nowadays, as there’s not much mystery to be found in a middle of the road parish church. If anything speaks to me, it’s the monastic/Celtic end of the spectrum. I need to experience the inexplicable, or my my faith dries up. I think there are things we’re just not meant to understand in this life, which means I find simplistic explanations by other humans hard to swallow. For some those explanations are a comfort, but for me it’s just frustrating.

        Now I teach a junior choir voluntarily, as well as singing in a semi-professional early music chamber choir.

        To tell the truth, I’m not really a choir person but it has sort of fallen upon me because my husband is the director of music and he says my assistance is needed! I prefer musical independence. Relying on other singers to sing the right notes at the right moment makes me feel insecure, especially when we’ve rehearsed something dozens of times and then people mess it up in the performance, making an idiot of the whole group.

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      • I’m with you on that experience of the mystery and mystical!! And sing away!! I like choirs!! 🙂

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