On the weekend Paul and i went for a drive and a coffee.We drove through some of my favourite local villages and countryside. Sometimes i forget to just how beautiful where i live is, when you stick to the motorways you miss all the beauty of the countryside.
We drove through one of my favourite villages of Pendoylan, its beauty is recognised with awards for best kept village and such. It is really a wonderful place and has the most beautiful church with a small cemetery that had headstones from 1912 and even earlier.
Cemeteries don’t scare me, i find them absolutely fascinating… reading the headstones is such an eye opener, the love is almost tangible. Husbands and wives, sons and daughters, soldiers and babies. The headstones capture in a mere sentence a lifetime of feelings. Its tiny glimpses into lives gone by, i always find it pretty moving and humbling.
I also have a huge penchant for really old churches, the old stone work and dainty glass windows fascinate me. If walls could talk, i bet this church could tell some stories! I guess my love for historic places ties hand in hand with my love for all things vintage, which is strange as i never did pay much attention in history class. These days i spend more time looking backwards to the past for inspiration than i do looking forward.
This outfit is a little inspired by the fact that i’ve been watching and reading all of the Call The Midwife series which i mentioned the other day. Based in the 1950’s some of the clothes are staggeringly stunning, eben the pinny’s and house coats they wore fascinate me. Nurse Jenny Lee caught my eye when she tied her scarf around her shoulders in such a lady-like manner. Simply put, it looked beautiful! Sometimes a little bit of old fashioned beauty can be a good thing. I’m not sure my car print dress mixed with my stripes would have gone down well in the ’50’s but, thats the wonderful thing about the era we live in right now, we get to mix and match to our hearts content!
Do cemeteries freak you out are fascinate you?