Sunday, 21 November 2021

Mon banc dominical / My Sunday Bench - or benches!

 

Impressive benches within the grounds of 'Watts Mortuary Chapel' in the village cemetery of Compton in Surrey - from our visit last Monday.



 

 


 

 

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Aid from Ada...

 

Overnight babysitting duties as Rose and Michael over in Glasgow helping Rose's mum celebrate her birthday, then staying at Paul's.  Ada was, as ever, great at going down after a couple of stories and we were greeted by calls for 'Gran and Papa' as she awoke from her sleep - great way to start a day. Then it was getting ready for ballet. We walked her to the hall, though tried to take her the wrong way but fortunately she knew better and showed us the correct way - she is only 4 !


Had fun with the leaves on the way.




Thursday, 18 November 2021

And I would drive 500 miles and I would drive 500 more...

 

Well 500 then 490 more actually but made easier with fun stops with friends en route. 

Wednesday, 17 November 2021

They know what I like...

 

Mike and Liz treated us to a visit to 'Watts Mortuary Chapel' in the village cemetery of Compton in Surrey, on Monday, It was a deligh, a church and some Art Nouveau design a great combination!.


The outside is interesting enough but once you step inside...just wow!











Tuesday, 16 November 2021

Monday's walk - around Brookwood cemetery.

 

Mike and Liz live opposite the beautiful tree-lined avenue that leads to the  entrance to Brookwood Cemetery,the largest in the UK, which gives them access to walks that are both serene end interesting.

We joined them yesterday for another walk on what was a fine,if cloudy, autumnal day.

The cemetery is now in hands of the local council and they are working on improving what is a massive site and providing some new walking routes like this boardwalk above.


The recent remembrance ceremonies meant that the part of the cemetery dedicated to the military was in pristine condition though Mike & Liz say that this is normally the case anyway. 
 




The council have also worked hard at providing details and maps to find the location of  'notable plots' but where the cemetery does compare size-wise to many of Europe's great cemeteries it does not have much in the way of 'celebrity' (or should that be 'ex') graves - though they let you know that Freddie Mercury's grandparents are here, somewhere!


  


Saturday, 13 November 2021

Back at the Crêperie - La Bigorne.


Back with friends at the Crêperie, La Bigorne in Chauvigny last night to listen to David, Geoff and friends play some traditional Irish tunes, good fun!.