Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Gorgeous Garden

Been having a lovely day in the garden. You don't have to go all the way to Oxenhall to see daffodils, Dad's got a few of his own...

Also watched Howl's Moving Castle for the first time in ages. I do love it. I get terribly emotional when Sophie runs out and cries by the lake, and Turniphead comes and stands over her with an umbrella. If I could be any fictional character in the world, it would be Sophie. 

And everybody needs a Calcifer:

 I don't cook! I'm a scary and powerful fire demon! - Alalalalalaaaa!


Saturday, 24 March 2012


Dad's Garden Buddha
Had a lovely day in glorious sunshine. It's like mid-August here in Gloucestershire. Headed out to Oxenhall, a little village with an annual display of Wales' national flower, the daffodil.

Swapping the white snowdrops for a blanket of golden light:

That last one is a lovely spring Primrose.

Long woodland walk, delicious stilton ploughman's, and plenty of cream tea and cake.

Also looked around an unusual church in Dymock, which was the home of the Dymock Poets. These were: Lascelles Abercrombie, Rupert Brooke (the 'handsomest young man in England' according to Yeats!), John Drinkwater, Robert Frost, Wilfrid Gibson and Edward Thomas. You can even become a friend of the Dymock Poets

(click to enlarge)

Beautiful place with unusual stone carvings: