Thursday, 16 May 2013
Bustin' out all over
Usually, I love my job. It is interesting and I meet all sorts of different people, with no two days the same. But sometimes, not so much. An annual article about local bathroom companies is on the agenda, and it was sending me bonkers with boredom. I promised myself that if I got most of it done by lunchtime, I could go out for a quick stroll. Mission accomplished, and I was out of the door hoping to catch the last few rays of sunshine. It is some time since I've walked around the village and it is looking amazing out there. So many flowers that don't usually bloom at the same time are out together in one crazy, colourful kaleidoscope.
Butterflies and bees.
My route to the village shop. Then I thought I should check out the lilac in the church yard, because this is my absolute favourite (apart from lily of the valley, and they are not quite flowering yet).
Lilac just out, with a few buds left to come...and they smelt incredible.
As I was heading home, I met a lovely lady and her husband, I often see them at auctions because they buy boxes of bric a brac to sell in aid of the chapel restoration fund. They wanted to give me an enamel tin, and to show me the lady's amazing collection of vintage and antique buttons. It was fascinating, she has so much knowledge and I had great fun looking at her beautiful, orderly collection. I wished I could have stayed longer but I had to head home to finish my deadline...but she said I can go back any time. That's the lovely part of living in a village.