Narnian magic - July 2014
Steve playing guitar in garden of the Kilns
Steve at C S Lewis' grave
Last week Jo and I had the chance to return to the Kilns, C S Lewis' house on the edge of Oxford. As we've always found, the sun was shining for our visit. Warden of the place and special friend Debbie was as welcoming as ever with her warmth and special cream tea with addition of Turkish Delight.
Our friends Paul and Tracey Gosling were also there. Film maker Paul was at the ready with his camera and he filmed us in the house, garden, church and grave where Lewis is buried, along with his brother Warnie. Lewis might not be with us in body anymore but you can feel his spirit very much in the cosy magic house with its wardrobe, attic and the room where he wrote the Narnia books beside his bedroom. The garden is verdant with flowers, and the ponds in the nature reserve which inspired his idea of a wood between the worlds reflect a beautiful golden light.
A big thank you to Debbie and also to Paul. Enjoy his little video...
Tracey, Paul, Steve and Debbie enjoying cream tea in the Kilns dining room. Debbie is holding an old single of Steve's Narnia song.