Gold Medal for the prettiest churchyard ever

If there was such an award, I feel it should go St Giles on The Hill in Norwich.IMG_0183

Even from the street, I was entranced. The wisteria falling over the wall, the smell, the colour of it all… and later a story – that it was planted more than one hundred years ago for the wedding of the vicar’s daughter.

Go round the back, we were told. We imagined evening picnics here, tickled by glorious cow parsley, listening to the bees, away from the world and into a different world, following secret paths trodden in the long grass, resting our hands on the smooth edge of a gravestone, wishing that we too might end up somewhere as beautiful as this and somehow nothing felt as frightening as it did before we came in here.

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Allotment Notes 1

Hello Blossom!

Looking at all the fruit trees in blossom on the allotments made my heart sing… BLOSSOM! But then I started to look more closely – at how different each one was. So now this is my mission for sometime in the future – to be able to tell the fruit by its particular blossom because each one will have its own particular story.