Because my neighbour was having some noisy building work done, I managed to escape for the day.

I drove to the Eden Valley and visited small hamlets like Gamblesby and Renwick. The contrast was so marked. I saw hardly any cars on the road, only rabbits and pheasants. Instead of constant drilling the only sound was birdsong. From the top of hills I could see for miles.

I realised once again how fortunate we are to live in such a beautiful world.

Come and see the works of the Lord.

Carol, the peace-seaker