Friday, 1 January 2010

A Winter's Walk

I hope everyone had fun New Year celebrations and that 2010 will be a good year for you. My brother and his family left this evening to go home to Germany. We had great times together and 15 of us met up at my parents' house to see them off. One cold day during the days between Christmas and New Year my OH and I stirred ourselves and wrapped up to take a much needed walk around our locality. We've done no exercise over the holidays and have strayed far from any healthy eating. But we've no regrets and will get back on the straight and narrow quite soon. We headed out from home and up the hill (above).
Sunset across the fields.

A plaque on the public footpath gate. It says 'A Healthy Heart'. I didn't know this was here until this day.

Photo taken facing away from the plaque.

The local parish church.

OH noticed something strange about the flag pole rope as we looked. It must have come adrift and, in the wind, became attached to the wall in the corner. It may be clearer if you enlarge the photo by clicking on it. The white dot over the tower is the moon.
Just past the graveyard is the Old School (the cream building) where I started my education as an infant. It's also where my aunt went to school. It's now used as a hall by the community.

It's getting darker here. This is the main village street with the old coaching inn to the left.
It's back to work on Monday and normal routine will be resumed.
Bye for now.
Teresa x


Peach Rainbow said...

Thank you for the beautiful pictures.
i love it when someone posts pics of daily life of another country, its very interesting.

My Casa Bella said...

What a pretty area. Thank you for the walk, boy do I need

A Time for Stitching said...

Thank you for the comments. It is a lovely area. We often take it for granted when we're surrounded by it all the time. Teresa x

wayside wanderer said...

Beautiful! I love the church and the tombstones. What a rich history that surrounds you.

Lis said...

Thanks for commenting on my "new" sewing machine, I'm really looking forward to using her. I think she needs a name, any ideas? I saw the Victorian Farm too but I'd forgotten about it! Are you snowed in? Love Lis x