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