Saturday, 17 November 2018

St Andrew Letcombe Regis

This weeks church from the Church Explorer comes from St Andrews Letcombe Regis, a church in the heart of the an area famous for Horse Racing Stables 

Monday, 12 November 2018

Greenhouse sky

Spotted this beautiful blue sky a few weeks ago when I was at Garden Center in Henley

Coffee & Croissant

Remembrance Sunday

Over the weekend we had Remembrance Sunday you may have seen the post I published. Cholsey commemorated the centenary of the ending of the First World War like other towns and villages through out the country. They all celebrated in their own way.

 During the week Cholsey Remembers 1914-1918 was fixed to the chains that surrounded the Forty

It was made up poppies knitted by the local people

 Sunday the number 100 was placed near the memorial, each poppy had a name of one of one of the fallen from Cholsey who gave their life. There were over 60 making the number up

 I could not tell you if they were placed in order

 But each poppy had a name

Every man who lost his life was remembered

 The Chestnut tree was decorated with poppies. The tree was probably  one of the last things the men saw of the village when they went off to war

The memorial was decorated with stones which were painted by the village primary school then placed in a box. People were asked to pick one and place around the memorial after the service

People were asked to place a stone in memory of someone they knew from the war

The walnut tree you can see in the distance was also decorated though with less poppies and a black ribbon so I'm assuming  it represented the lost. The last post was played by a young girl from the school and added to the occasion. Personally I felt it was fitting remembrance of those men from the village who gave their lives in such a terrible war.
Taking Part in Our World Tuesday

Thursday, 8 November 2018

Blue Sky's & Grey

At the start of our walk over the hill to see the fungi we looked across the campsite towards a blue sky 

Come the end of the week the weather changed when we were going home, grey skys threatened rain

On our way home past Worcester while my wife drove I noticed a rainbow out of the car window I tried to get a photo but either I missed it or it had gone & I was left with a grey sky. Not long after the rain caught up with us
Happy Skywatch