Thursday, 17 March 2011

St. Mary's Church, Selborne

Today's post is a continuation of the last two posts which saw us in Selborne, a small village in Hampshire. Next to the green is St. Mary's Church with its War Memorial outside.

There is something about a wreath that makes you stop and think of all that bloodshed - particularly during the First World War. A scene that was captured so movingly in the final episode of "Blackadder Goes Forth" when Edmund Blackadder, Baldrick,  Lt. George and Captain Darling go over the top.

The interior held many delights.

Although the Church did not have many stained glass windows - I liked the simplicity of this window. All too often stained glass windows in Churches almost make you dizzy they are so busy!

There wasn't a campanoligist in sight.

This is a really old Church - it dates back to Norman times.

There were some beautiful tapestry kneelers.

There were so many of these kneelers it was difficult to decide which two to take photos of!

On the way back home we drove past a farm and saw these two cows looking directly at us - so I asked the Other Half to pull over so that I could take a photo and hey presto - here it is for you to see. I love that white patch on the forehead and the black patches around the other cows eyes.

After we went past this farm we saw a pond and stopped the car to have a look to see if there would be any frog spawn - there was! We didn't have a container with us and so we couldn't take any. It would have been nice for Our Daughter to see the tadpoles growing and turning into frogs which we would then have given to our neighbour to place in her pond.  Our Daughter when she was small used to call our neighbour "The Frog Lady" - after we would find frogs in our garden, probably carried from her garden by our cats which we would then take back to her. We're lucky that she has a good sense of humour - she even signs off her Christmas cards to us as - "From The Frog Lady!"

Well, Our Daughter had her ESB exam today. She was picked up from school by the Other Half who then took her and a school friend to the local Italian Restaurant for pizza and  an ice-cream before they both came back to play and have a go on the Wii.
They were HAPPY as they had no homework.
Our Daughter never gives too much away so asking questions about the exam revealed only the following  "I think it went O.K." "I think the examiner liked me imitating the lisping Violet Elizabeth!"
Nothing more could be gleaned from her. I guess we'll have to wait for the results which are usually after the Easter Holidays. I know that whatever the result she tried her best and that's all you can ask, isn't it?

I have been very busy at work this week and feel a bit tired - I will sign off now!

Until next time.





  2. Those kneelers are lovely, I don't think I'd be able to limit myself to two!


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