Thursday, 29 December 2011

Blowing away the cobwebs. .



After having lots of fun on Christmas day with this little minx, I thought it was time to blow away the cobwebs.
We parked in Burford, met up with some dear friends and walked along the river Windrush .(well we walked and Rowan swam as usual)
It such a lovely (and flat!) walk.
Our goal was the pretty church of St.Oswald at Widford.
It stands all on it's own in a field, near the river, all wrapped in layer after layer of history and the prayers of centuries.
It sits where once stood a roman villa, the patterned Mosaic tiles of the roman floor are there still, underneath the flagstones.
Such bright sunshine came through the windows , lighting up the simple, beautiful decoration.
 

We wandered slowly back along the river, watched the swans for a while , then headed to the pub for a late lunch. . . . . .
 
Oh it was wonderful! Log fire, flagstone floor , ancient settles covered in comfy cushions and the food was delicious.
We sat  chatting, eating and drinking for nearly three hours.
 
I could get used to this!
Happy New Year to you and yours. xxx

12 comments:

Catherine said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the photos. Your little friend is adorable!

A very HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and your family! Catherine XXX

annette emms said...

Thank you Catherine.
That's my little grand daughter, known to us as Mia the Minx.xx

Clare Wassermann said...

that sounds like my kind of day!

Shashi Nayagam said...

I know it is a bit late to wish you a Happy New Year but still not too late I think. Thought that I'd let you know that I made the free pixie shoes from the stitch magazine. Thank you to much for the pattern. Love yours though better than mine.

annette emms said...

Hi Shashi. . .you are most welcome, glad you liked the pattern.

Clare Wassermann said...

Hey Annette - thanks for such a fabulous day at your Bookwraps Day in Wolverhampton yesterday. I have put some pics on our website and will send you some photos of the finished articles asap. I have done a bit of handstitching on mine at least....
www.wombournequilters.blogspot.com

annette emms said...

Thanks Clare. I enjoyed it too ! X

Clare Wassermann said...

Oh great - come and visit whenever you like. I am now booked on your Angel Day at the Embroiderers' Guild because it's such fun - I promise to try not to make any comments about sticks!

Clare Wassermann said...

Oh yak - the Embroiderer's Guild day with you is full. Hrmmmmph

annette emms said...

Clare . . Tell them to make space for you. . Or else! Could get sticky . . Eh?! X

femminismo said...

Beautiful things here. Such a darling child! An absolute cherub!

femminismo said...

What a cherub! Love the swans. Very beautiful blog posts and pictures, as always.