Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Harvest

I used to be involved in my previous Church in setting up the Harvest display every year, it took ages to get it right.....but somehow I think this shop which we saw in Llangollen a few weeks ago has got it right without trying too hard!
Lets just be thankful for the rich variety of food available to us in this country, for the farmers who grow and rear it and pray that food will be available all over the world for everyone.

Saturday, 22 October 2011

Tarrant Rushton Airfield

Last Sunday we walked right round the perimeter of the old disused Tarrant Rushton Airfield, near....you've guessed it, Tarrant Rushton! The airfield was used in World War II between 1943 and 1947 and gliders left here on the eve of D Day to begin what was to become the Pegusus Bridge mission. Flight Refuelling took it over for 30 years and flew Lancastrians and Lancasters from here.

Now it has become agricultural land again and is home for lots of pigs, cows and sheep as well as the crops being grown. These piglets were running under the fences, which their mother could not do and tearing up and down the tunnels made by big bales of straw that were along the side of the path.


If you fancy a rest as you walk, well someone has thoughtfully left the prettiest view in Dorset from an armchair I think!

Cows grazing and an awful lot of sky. From parts of the airfield we could see Badbury Rings. It's just over 3 miles right round the airfield and a great winter walk I would imagine as the paths are solid, although could be very windy and cold.

There is a memorial to the brave men who flew from here, where we parked the car, and behind it is one of the old aircraft hangers now used to store farm machinery and be a home to alot of birds who were flying through the giant door openings.









Saturday, 15 October 2011

We have recently returned from a short break in Wales and took the chance to visit Chirk Castle. The gardens were stunning in the early autumn sunshine.

Chirk castle is on the border of England and Wales and still lived in by the family although the National Trust run it
The view from the summer house through the autumnal leaves. I will put more pictures of our Welsh break soon but have just watched the Welsh rugby team go out of the world cup and feel too sad to write about it now! Sad to lose after a dodgy ref descision, I wish it had been more clear cut.......I wish they'd won!







Monday, 10 October 2011

Dee

Just to recommend my friends blog which she has just started. Dee has terminal breast cancer and in her words is "living with it". I won't say any more as you will understand as you read it.