A-Z Blogging Challenge – Theme day!

This will be my third year of doing the A-Z blogging challenge. One letter of the alphabet per day, excluding three Sundays, and each letter will be about……

Abbeys and Cathedrals of the UK


York Cathedral


Fountains Abbey


Rievaulx Abbey

Since I managed with castles last year, I thought I would take my other great architectural love and expand on it. The UK has so many abbeys, cathedrals, priories and churches; many are in ruins, while some are vibrant parts of our communities. Rather like castles they sprung up following the Norman Conquest of England, suffered during wars and political upheavals, and remain part of the landscape of both cities and countryside.

See you on April 1st for the letter A.



  1. So the challenge is each day a new letter of the alphabet – finding an Abbey or Cathedral in the UK to write about beginning with that letter? This is a challenge for you – or everyone? I might have to do my own A-Z challenge 🙂


    1. This is my challenge, and choice. You can write about anything, there doesn’t have to be a theme. The challenge is to post everyday for a month using the letters of the alphabet as a guide.
      More info here:
      Join in the fun!

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  2. Looking forward to your posts and pictures!


    1. Likewise – good luck!


  3. I am half way through my plan to visit every cathedral in England. I’ll soon be off again with my little tent to tick off a few more. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with W. Winchester is my absolute favourite – I belong to the friends and make the 100-mile journey there often. Wells is nice too!

    A-Z Challenge – My theme for 2017!


    1. I’ve visited many cathedrals – but not Winchester. Wells is one of my favourites.


  4. I want to see this. Best of luck to you.


  5. This promises to be an inspiring A-to-Z theme. I look forward to your posts.


    1. I hope I can find inspiration to make this work.

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  6. You have a picture of my favourite abbey of all time, Rievaulx – every time I’m in North Yorks, I have to visit, it is just so peaceful and beautiful, so I will definitely be back in April to read what you have to say about the great buildings of the UK 🙂
    Sophie’s Thoughts & Fumbles


    1. Is it possible you’ve rumbled my R 🙂 It’s very peaceful there in the valley. We visited on a blue sky day too.


  7. Arlee Bird · · Reply

    Glad you’ve decided to return for another round of April A to Z. Abbeys and cathedrals is a wonderful theme. So much interesting history and beautiful architecture.

    Best wishes for a successful challenge.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out Theme Reveal: It’s About Time


    1. Thank you. I’m hoping I’ll have the same inspiration as I did with the castles.


  8. sanchthewriter · · Reply

    This will be a beautiful theme I’m sure! Looking forward to it!


    1. The history and beauty go hand in hand. I hope I can do the subject justice.


  9. Really can’t wait to read this!
    Have a fantastic challenge!

    The Old Shelter – Theme Reveal – 1940s Film Noir


    1. Good luck with yours.


  10. I love churches and cathedrals, so I’m really looking forward to this. Best of luck with the challenge!

    Theme Reveal: Magical and Medicinal Herbs


  11. That will be a fun theme. I bet there will be lots of history to learn from your posts.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author


  12. This will be a wonderful theme. Growing up in England, I saw many of these buildings on holidays as a child – amazing feats of engineering for the tools they had back then. Look forward to following!


    1. I hope I bring back some memories.


  13. This theme is going to be awesome! Can’t wait…
    Cheryl from Plucking Of My Heartstrings


  14. Abbeys and cathedrals from A to Z??? How fascinating! Can’t wait to see your posts for the ever-challenging letters of Q, X and Z! Should be fun!


  15. I love the picture of Rievaulx Abbey. My husband and I visited when we were on holiday in North Yorkshire eight years ago. It was so peaceful there.

    Good luck with the challenge.

    Cait @ Click’s Clan


  16. Sounds like a fabulous theme – last year’ was so interesting. Apologies for taking so long to respond to your comment on my theme reveal – it’s been mad after getting back from our trip.
    Tasha’s Thinkings – Shapeshifters and Werewolves


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