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Walked down to the village…it rained…we didn’t care

This morning Robert said, “what’s that strange light?” It was the sun! So despite the gale blowing outside, we decided to go for a walk down to the village to see our Knight Templar and his Lady in the church.

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West Cottage is on the outskirts of the village, and almost half way between two villages but we belong to the Northmoor parish and it’s lovely to walk down there.

We walked under an ominous sky, past the fields of clever sheep who know better than to get blown away. They were looking at us in a “there go some crazy people” way…

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…past the houses…

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…until we got close to the pub and then it started to rain like the dickens.

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So we ducked into the church.

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And said hello to Thomas Moore and Isabelle.

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We had a little rest…

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…and looked out the windows to see the rain stopping, and so we continued with our walk.

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Back up at the pub we saw the big rain cloud moving away.

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So we decided to take the long way home, in sort of a triangle, from the village, up Marsh Lane, across the fields and home.

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We said hello to the Northmoor herd and admired their fluffy winter coats.

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A little further up the lane the wind had blown all the crab apples down and they bobbed along in the stream like beautiful little balls.

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Some berries were still firmly in place though. Nice for the birdies.

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When we got to the public foot path we ran into a bit of a problem! Umm πŸ™ We thought about wading thru, we thought about taking our runners off and just going for it…but in the end we decided to take the extra long way home, back the way we came.

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But we had a lovely walk. πŸ˜€
Linking with Mary for Mosaic Monday

Comments: 17

  • January 6, 2014
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    seems like a great walk, happy new year to you!! I love the photo with the apples in the stream x

  • January 6, 2014
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    Hi Veronica. Well done for braving this weather and getting out for a walk! Great pictures, sounds like you had a great walk too. Love to you, Andrea

  • January 6, 2014
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    I am SO JEALOUS that you live near a Knight Templar! Also, your area looks incredibly picturesque–lovely photos πŸ™‚ My favorite is the second one, of the cows in the pasture.

  • Christie

    January 6, 2014
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    Thanks for taking me on your walk…it was lovely. How nice that the church was open so that you could go in and take shelter while visiting Thomas and Isabelle.

  • January 6, 2014
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    Hello Veronica
    A nice walk we joined you on with a visit to the quaint little church and countryside. I can tell by the puddles on the road that you had quite the downpour.
    Judith

  • January 6, 2014
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    Hi Veronica! Lovely walk. I was just thinking today that one of my favorite things to do is go hiking and there really isn’t anywhere to do that here in South Florida–at least nearby. So thank you for the walk! Love the natural apple bobbing contest–I’m sure there’s lots of critters rubbing their little paws together…;-)

  • Pondside

    January 7, 2014
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    It’s raining buckets over on this side of the world – and we have a steel roof, so the sound is magnified. A walk with a church and a pub as diversions sounds like a treat!

  • January 7, 2014
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    a walk is such a lovely thing to share … glad you outsmarted the rain

  • January 8, 2014
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    another great day out and about. Good thing you didn’t rest like Thomas Moore and Isabelle–they look pretty set in their ways πŸ˜€
    Looks like it turned out to be a pretty day after all.
    ~Dawn

  • January 8, 2014
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    What a beautiful old church!

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