Lunar Marbled Brown
Monday, 31 May 2021
Friday, 28 May 2021
I set out to make a conventional Victoria sandwich cake for my friend's birthday last week. Mid way through boredom struck and I decided that only green icing, sugar strands and vibrant rainbows [from the supermarket] would do. So, as another friend commented "Bungle and Zippy" [from Rainbow] would be proud" I happily handed it over, he chuckled and tucked in. 🌈🌈🌈
Have a great weekend with hopefully some more clement weather and sunshine wherever you are!
Thursday, 27 May 2021
Carrying on from yesterday, more hither-to unnoticed treasures from the gem that is Standen House, but inside this time. The Arts and Crafts movement in all its glory and some funky cacti in the conservatory. I don't know who was more excited about being allowed back ....me or the room stewards. One lady did wryly comment that she wasn't sure how much she would actually be able to remember if anyone asked her any questions after the six month hiatus and not being able to have their usual handbooks with them for now. I reassured her that I shall be exactly the same when I finally get back to dancing [next month hopefully]. Anyway must stop nattering and get on with it!
Wednesday, 26 May 2021
We made it back for a return visit to the utterly gorgeous Standen House [NT] last weekend , but at this time only the ground floor of the house is open which left us with additional time to explore. The predicted showers didn't materialise so we took advantage and took ourselves off for a wander round the estate. I'm so glad that we bothered😀
Next time we'll know to look both inside and out to get the most out of visit! I'll put up some more shots tomorrow of other stuff we'd managed to walk straight previously.
Tuesday, 25 May 2021
The need of air.....
The sight of sky and of things growing
Seem human needs
Common to all."
Very true. I asked Mr GBT to take this photo for me as my camera wouldn't capture it properly. We've been back to one of my favourite NT properties...I swore that I wouldn't return until I could go inside the house once again. Thankfully now that time has returned.
PS I've been told that this flower is a tricolour perennial wallflower.
Friday, 21 May 2021
Thursday, 20 May 2021
Another new word gleaned from the bbc news website....operculism which is the study of manhole, coalhole and drain covers. Now to my knowledge I have only ever taken this one photo of one and in my defence it was when I was in Oslo trying to capture as many of the details as possible. Besides despite perhaps the rather dull reputation of such utilitarian items this one was a bit of a stunner.
Wednesday, 19 May 2021
Tuesday, 18 May 2021
Monday, 17 May 2021
Humphrey is outraged.....why you might well ask is a cat outraged about an ordinary bench sitting quietly off a residential street?
Indeed he is so cross that he can't currently decide which part he is the most outraged about so he thought he'd take an eight hour little snoozelet to rest his poor angry brain before he lets me know which one he's chosen!
Much as I wish I'd been the one to spot this I can't claim the credit....somebody else found it this time. However, as I was passing en route to dropping off yet more bottle tops for recycling I thought I'd take five minutes out of my day to get some photos and share the smile!
Friday, 14 May 2021
Thursday, 13 May 2021
Billingshurst is another local village to me and the one that I lived in when we first moved to West Sussex as a child. Ice Badger lives even closer to it, but only comes in occasionally to buy food. For that reason alone it was going to be a dead cert that we were both going to see new things! There has been a settlement here since Roman times and Stane Street [Roman road] runs straight through the centre of it. It has always been a prosperous place and in earlier times its wealth came from coaching and market trading. These days with its medieval centre still largely intact and decent modern facilities it is continuing to attract people wanting to make it their home.
The parish church of St Mary has parts dating back to the 1200s, but it saw a major refurb in the Victorian era so the inside is pleasant, but not one that particularly appeals to me. I did think that the lion artwork was rather appealing though. On the shingled broach tower is a half sized replica of London's Big Ben clock. It was interesting to read in the info about the church that back in 1520 there were four lock up shops in the graveyard that were rented out to a butcher, a carpenter, a shoe-maker and a weaver. You can tell what people were up to in churchyards by what they got fined for....dancing on a Sunday, playing games on Saint days....they certainly viewed the sacred space differently to how we do in this modern age.
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