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Graves and leaves

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There was a beautiful sunset here the other night, I only caught the last few moments, but it was glorious.

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Here is our local church from my bedroom window, right at the peak of our ancient hill. The house to the back of it is aunty s’s. There is something so magical about this church. It is really, really ancient and has an eerily electric feel that whips around in the wind up there. I keep meaning to look into its positioning because I am absolutely convinced it must be on a lay line if I have spelled that accurately? I know many ancient churches were built on these mystical, geographic lines and there is something so strong in the energy up there. It’s graveyard is the most beautiful I have been in. In a completely none-morbid way, I like graveyards. They are so peaceful and so steeped in history. I’ve taken b up to our church and graveyard many, many times. The graves are from the middle ages to the end of the 20th century. It’s full now, shame really as I would love to fertilise the earth up there.

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This grave that b is placed by is said to be that of will scarlet, robin hoods pal. Maid Marion is said to have been born in our village, I’m not sure how true either tale is, but it’s a nice thing to consider.

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The view from this peaceful place is wonderful….

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And far reaching.

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And although it doesn’t look much, this bench is my favourite spot. It feels like your batteries are being charged on this bench as the air almost crackles with energy. I get the same feeling at aunty s’s house. I think they are on the same lay line. The bells were ringing earlier this week for two and a half hours.

It was a very blustery day, I put b’s jacket on when I got her up and we walked up to the church to see why they were ringing. It was deafening standing right outside. Little b loved it! The bell ringers were presenting the surrounding area with this immense display to celebrate the 40th birthday of 4 of the bells. I can’t imagine how tired they would be after doing that for 2 and a half hours. It was super. I passed on our enjoyment to the warden, but other than me and one lady tending to a grave, no one else was there. Other things then….

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These felt squares are the focus of my attention at the moment.

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I have had the idea of turning them in to Autumn leaves and

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Stitching on some embellishment and then dangling them from fishing wire in our living room.

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I have to share my love of small pleasures with you and capture that cosy, excited moment when the sewing machine is switched on and the light comes on!!!! I really, really love Autumn and want to represent this new season to little b in so many ways so hopefully, when I can live in some normality, rather than this

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I can share my Autumn crafts which I have planned and buzzing around my very dusty brain! Before I go, I have to show you my butternut squash plants once again. It’s like something from the little shop of horrors!!!! They are taking over!!!!

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Now climbing up b’s elderflower tree….

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Reached the top of my lilac tree and….

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Working rapidly up the Forsythia. Well…. Better go and lend a hand downstairs where the mess is taking over, like the butternut squash!!! Goodnight xxxxxxx