I don’t walk to work. In fact I don’t really walk many places. My house in on the edge of the village I live in and therefore I tend to drive to the shops and drive to the school. My job itself is in Lincoln and so I drive there too. However what I thought I might do is give you a walk around my village (all pictures from the internet, not me personally).
The village I live in is called Saxilby. It is located to the west of Lincoln and is only about 15 minutes from there. I absolutely adore this little village and have lived in 5 different houses there. When I can eventually afford to buy a house, I hope it will be located in Saxilby too.
Not far from where I live is St Botolphs Church. It’s the church I first got married in 14-15 years ago and its the main “church” in the village. Though I can’t say I’ve visited it recently for any reason, its certainly one of the main landmarks in Saxilby.
Another main place in the village is the train station. We are very lucky in Saxilby to be serviced by both a bus and train route. I seem to find myself at the station almost monthly, with friends coming or going to visit. It’s not manned at all but its a really simple station to use. One side for one way and the other side for the opposite direction. A train journey into Lincoln is literally 10 minutes.
The canal/river is another lovely landmark of the village. It runs all the way along the majority of High Street. Boats come and go all the time and luckily can moor up outside one of the two pubs along that stretch.
Saxilby really is a lovely village. On top of the things I’ve mentioned we also have a Lincolnshire Co-op Supermarket, a Post Office, Newsagents, Fish and Chip Shop and Chinese. There is a Fire Station, Police Station and a library too. We have 2-3 pre-schools and daycares, along with a primary school. There is a DIY shop, Charity Shop, 3 open pubs (and one closed), a village hall, Methodist church, doctors surgery etc. etc. When the Olympics were on we were even lucky enough to have the torch come through our village.
I am both happy and proud to live in Saxilby and like I said before, I’d be happy to live here for a long time.