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10 Random things!

I did a 10 random things post back in February and it was great fun. Seeing Annie’s recently on Knitsofacto reminded it was time for another.

So here goes

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I just love this New Moon over the trees in our garden. I am never quite certain which I prefer a New Moon or a Full Moon. There is something just magical about moon light.

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And you can’t beat a Bluebell wood. These just smelled divine, of honey and childhood. We always went bluebell picking in the Spring. Since I had my own home I have grown bluebells in the garden so I can still pick them. And they are spreading year on year. This year I think I have enough to transplant into a new area of the garden. A really pleasant job for next week.

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We were given, by two of our boys,  a years National Trust membership for Christmas.This is Rievaulx terrace. Rich bankers are not a thing of just now. Imagine being able to build your own posh house and then finding that you had wonderful views of Rievaulx Abbey from your estate 9 miles away. What do you do, why build a terrace and a picnic spot.. this to be precise. Now owned by the National Trust.

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Totally loved this horse sculpture, half way along the Terrace.

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This made me smile so much last week in the New Forest.

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Loved this avenue of trees, picture bit rubbish on account of being in a car at the time.

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So recognize this from the Hovis adverts? Not West Yorkshire at all, but Shaftesbury, Dorset. Loved the views from here.

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Can’t resist a black cat in a churchyard, especially one who reminds me of my beloved Mrs Tigger.

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Ok so you will have to click on this picture to see the moorhen chicks. I don’t think I saw moor hen chicks before. This taken at Lulworth Cove.

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And a buttercup field. I just love the sight of a buttercup field.

So that was 10, but here’s a bonus

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Picked from my garden this week. The honeysuckle is spectacular and I just had to have some for the house. There is a blackbird and a robins nest in amongst it. Can you imagine a more perfect place to be a baby bird in?

Hope you enjoyed these, which was your favourite?



Inspired Sunday!

Mr E’s family originally hales from Dorset. To be more precise from Puddletown and Tolpuddle. We believe that he shares a common ancestor with James Hammett one of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

The church of St Mary at Puddletown where we have the strongest family connection was a complete delight

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with high backed pews

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which you can see from above by mounting some rickety rackety steps to the organ gallery

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a restored chapel has this lovely stone tomb

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From here we went to the church of St John the Evangelist in Tolpuddle

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where James Hammett is buried

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Thanks for stopping by. Linking in with Inspired Sunday

Lots more  churches to share next  time from our little expedition in Dorset.



Dorset Days!

We had a wonderful few days in Dorset last week, when it was nearly summer and the days were hot and sublime.

There was a day at Bournemouth on the beach with

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Master T and

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and Mr T and little Miss F , Mrs T and yours truly- note the crochet flower on hat!!


A day in the New Forest

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and picnic time– give a man a stove outside and he will make coffee, heat soup…

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Here is the Rufus stone

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and here the Knightwood Oak , 500 years old

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The Forest  still has a magical quality despite all the cars, goodness knows what it would be like in July and August.

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We visited the Tolpuddle Martyrs museum- more of them tomorrow

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Lulworth Cove

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I can’t tell you just how pretty Dorset is, here’s trying with one picture

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Then onto Weymouth, a busy little harbour

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Final stop was Dorcester (Casterbridge for all Thomas Hardy fans)seen here from

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the iron age fort of Maiden Castle.

Lots of churches to share and some random pics to come. Hope you all have a great bank holiday weekend. Great to go away but good to be home.









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