Sun and Ice

On the train again. A beautiful morning with the sun melting the overnight ice. Off to Salisbury and from there by bike to Broad Chalke where we are interviewing candidates for the post of Rector.

There are 14 parishes and 16 churches along Chalke Valley, all part of the same benefice. The churches are active and the buildings well cared for. It is a wonderful part of the world. I walked the length of the valley last Lent and was so impressed by the warmth of the welcome.

Yesterday was London all day for charitable trustees’ meetings. It was remarkable to hear our city investment managers talking if crony capitalism and the crisis of capitalism and the importance both ethically and financially of looking for sustainable investment.

In the evening a reception atvthe House of Commons for the Wiltshire Community Foundation which supports the 7800 voluntary organisations that exist across the county.

I’m on the Dawes Galaxy again so I shall cycle home: 23 miles including the best road in Britain, the one that leads over the ridge between Dinton and Wylye. Cyclists will be pleased to know that there are some exciting black gradient arrows marked on the OS map. The Dawes, fortunately, has one very low gear which could take you up a house roof.

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