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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Calm after the storm

Sunshine - and peace - descended on Monday. I drove through a tiny hamlet after dropping off my son at a friend's house. I'd never been here before, as it's a bit off the beaten track, but it's beautiful.

Villagers (from all 22 houses) were sitting on the green drinking tea and eating free Jubilee fruit cake. There was a book stall, a plant stall and some bric a brac.

Cottage gardens...

This turned out to belong to someone I know a little, and she kindly let me take some photos, although I haven't done it justice. 

So many wooden gates and inviting paths....

And two lovely new additions from the white elephant stall....


  1. Lovely pictures of early summer in England and the houses are my favourite type too. I love the abundance of this time of year especially after all this rain. You live in a very pretty part of the country. Karen X

  2. Hi
    Thanks, Karen. It does look really beautiful this year, maybe the rain is worth it (I didn't think that on Sunday though!). It's not a tourist area here but it is lovely in the villages.