Flowers, headstones, and a spot of knitting

Last Sunday we discovered there was a flower festival in the 12th century church in Sarratt so headed off for a look. We thought it would just be a few flower arrangements in the church but when we arrived we discovered there was stalls and a barbecue set up in the graveyard – as Ken said, I was in my element.

The picture above shows the view from where we sat to eat our scrummy homemade cake – as you can see there are lots of oldy worldy buildings. The church is lovely and the current building was built in 1190 – that’s a very, very, very long time ago!

The theme of the flower festival was it’s a wonderful world – here’s piccies of some of the displays.

Flowers in lots of different shoes
The front porch of the church decorated beautifully
These flowers represented the Araura Borealis

I loved the above display themed around books and reading – they even included a kindle. My favourite quote in the display was the one below – oh so true.

Flower puppy dog – slightly dodgy looking teeth
Beautiful display incorporating the pulpit

A trumpet made out of flowers completes the wonderful world theme
Flowers in the font
Recreation in flowers of the famous wartime kissing picture
I really liked this display using breakfast crockery and an eggshell – so pretty

Now I couldn’t do this post without a few shots of the lovely old headstones – it’s very much a graveyard that is still in use interspersed with the old.

Sarratt is a lovely little village with lots of pretty houses – the one below had a cute little Dragon on the end of the roof and the next two are a bit like a tub of Neapolitan ice cream.

On our way home we called into Rickmansworth Aquadrome for lunch at the Cafe in the Park – it was packed with families but as usual the quiet room had lots of space. In the quiet room there was a box of knitted squares and others in progress with a note asking if patrons would help by doing a few rows – the squares are going to be put together into a rug and then raffled to raise funds for Mencap. I was very pleased to see a purple square needing rows so happily added a few – it seemed quite fitting as just that morning I had been talking to my gorgeous niece Emily about knitting.

This is the 100th blog post I’ve written – how perfect that there were headstones in it and it featured a day out that didn’t cost very much. Remember it’s the little things that really count in life.

Until next time, stay safe, be good, and keep smiling.

Pamela and Ken

4 thoughts on “Flowers, headstones, and a spot of knitting

  1. lovely photos Pamela, enjoyed your post. Danika, Shaun and even Jonathan have all had a stab at knitting a scarf just recently. One night we were all sitting there after dinner knitting away 🙂


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