mary mary quite contrary and the two hamlets of Alton

May 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm Leave a comment

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apologies for the lack of posts lately…much has been going on by way of digging over the garden and creating a row of beetroot and a row of carrots, the old kitchen bins are full of layers of potato plants, strawberry plants are in flower and many cornflower seeds sprinkled and the sweet peas now gently tethered with cotton to their hand woven trellises. The runner beans are up and being encouraged to discover their tripods. Am loving this gardening lark. Even harvested my first lettuce off the conservatory windowsill and the tomato plants seem to gain an inch by the day..and as for the laburnum tree lovingly planted a couple of months ago…there are so many leaves on it and I suspect it may even show a flower..I am now away for a week so anything could happen…watch this space!

Even found time to see ‘Ghost’ in the West End – superb stage production – how they managed to make people disappear and all the other special effects are way beyond me! Oda Mae and her sidekicks sang the rest of the cast off stage!

Did a little exploration with a native of Alton Barnes very near Marlborough in Wiltshire. Beautiful saxon church, still in use (although fairly infrequently) and following a brick path across a field and through a turnstile low and behold an identical saxon church at Alton Barnes just a stones throw away. Having just finished Ken Follets ‘Pillar of Stones’ I can understand the close proximity of these two tiny churches. Both are absolute gems and often open during daylight hours by dedicated villagers who are the keepers of the keys, under the watchful eye of one of Wiltshire’s eight chalk white horses.


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