Saturday, 25 October 2014
OH had to go to Exeter for the day yesterday so we thought we might as well make the most of it so I joined him and we stayed the night. Exeter is such a pretty little city I enjoy visiting whenever we can. It has a beautiful old wall which was built by the Romans and a lovely Cathedral, so cue lots of photos of the Cathedral. I absolutely love the details that are all over the building, so much work done by such talented stonemasons.
I think they also have a sense of humour!
The last time we stayed there it was during the Occupy protests, there was a camp in the grounds of the cathedral. I went along to have a chat with them and was very impressed with their commitment. It was mostly young people camping there, a lovely older lady admitted to me that she went home to her own bed overnight and came back in the morning. The young people were very knowledgable and politically engaged. It was lovely to hear how much they cared about the issues that faced the world and their hopes for the future. They also told me how scary it could be sleeping in their little tents overnight as they had incidents when local drunken yobs had been threatening. Many people passing were complaining about them without even bothering to ask them why they were there. They saw them as 'scruffy layabouts', when in fact a lot of them were students. That evening after speaking to them we walked up to the main street to be surrounded by large groups of drunken young men and girls who were worse for drink teetering around in very little clothing. Yes I sound like an old fogey, but I know which group of young people I was most impressed with.