Even with all this time doing Shine, I had never actually visited the United Kingdom — until now. In fact, I’m spending a whole month here. And I’ve already gathered enough material to keep this series going well after I get home… We visited Canterbury Cathedral early on. As far as Christianity is concerned, it’s… Continue reading Erin’s Adventures in England: Part I
The real Cheddar Village is almost nothing like the one depicted in Hellsing. I suspect Hirano stuck a pin in a rural area of England and picked the nearest name. Oh, but it’s a good place. Lots of cheese. The actual village is at the foot of the impressively high Cheddar Gorge. There are bus… Continue reading Erin’s Adventures in England: Part II
Here’s the website with the list of churches. Our touristy map showed three churches in the village of Cheddar. We found four. It turns out that the community website (cheddarvillage.co.uk) lists six. Cheddar Baptist Church ?? (Not on the map) Cheddar Methodist Memorial Most potentially interesting: the Parish Church of St. Andrews. It was open,… Continue reading Erin’s Adventures in England: Part III
On a table in the sanctuary of the Parish Church of St. Andrews was a pile of copies of this small local newspaper. Check out a byline… “SHINE is…” Bask in that for a moment. I gotta be honest: it had nothing at all to do with the comic. Here’s the full article. “Shine” just… Continue reading Erin’s Adventures in England: Part IV
On one of our trips to London, we took a boat tour. When I saw the name of the boat, I had to get a picture. But it didn’t stop there… Here’s the boat: Millennium of Peace. Another boat in the same fleet was Millennium Time. There are lots of bridges across the Thames —… Continue reading Erin’s Adventures in England: Part V
We’ve finally come to the last installment of Erin’s Adventures in England. At least, for this trip.