Saturday, 19 September 2009

Memory Lane and a surprise in the park

Back in February this year I was a blogging virgin so to speak ..... whilst browsing through a copy of Country Living I spied an article on the Vintage & Handmade Fair which gave info on the blogs of the lovely ladies who organise the event. That was the start .... from there I found the Shabby Chic Cafe which is a fantastic forum frequented by some really talented ladies from all over the country and we all have crafting interests and family life in common. There was I deriding my girls for sitting on Facebook and now I find myself with another addiction and the laptop is never too far away from the sewing machine or knitting basket. One of the SCC ladies saw me mention Putteridgebury on my post about my son's wedding and commented that she knew it well from her childhood and from there things have snowballed. It turns out that although she now lives counties away her early schooldays were spent just up the road from me and indeed at the same primary school that my grand-daughter now attends .... what do they call that ??? Serendipity?? Anyhow I set about taking some pictures of the school and area for her together with a comparison on how it looked in days gone by. Some things hadn't changed much thankfully. Don't get me wrong change is a good thing and we have to move on but I hate things that have changed just for change's sake and that are not part of a natural evolution. Here are some of the photos:

In our local park there is a graffiti wall (with permission of LA) and it changes on a weekly basis ..... this week this appeared and it looks stunning in close up.


  1. It's always lovely to find we have something unexpected in common with someone else.

    Hope you have a great week.
    Cal x

  2. Hi ... Thank you SO MUCH once again for going to all that trouble. It was so kind of you to post those photographs. I now have an idea of where you live and hope to visit the area before too long.