Working where I do is great, I get to meet all sorts of lovely, very interesting people. Last Saturday a lady came in asking about a Paul Gallico book, The Small Miracle. While I was trying to track down the book for her I was chatting to her, she helps to look after some miniature donkeys quite near where I work, and she showed me some photos of the donkeys and the babies that have been born over the last few weeks. She also said that now is a good time to see the donkeys as the hedges are bare of leaves. I really like donkeys, they are such lovely animals, so I thought I would go and see if I could find them, and of course get some photos!
When I left work I had a decision, do I wait until Sunday to go and see the donkeys or do I take a small detour on my way home and go and see the donkeys while the sun was shining? No contest really, one small detour later I found the donkeys and their babies, they are just gorgeous. Because the sun was shining straight at me some of the photos are not fantastic, but I think you will be able to enjoy them. There is something very special about donkeys I think, and the ones I saw were just lovely.
A few photos later I thought I ought to head home. I had planned to drive home the country route, and had the way mapped in my head. The roads there are single track country roads, so passing can sometimes be a little bit tricky. I wanted to turn right at the junction but there was a car waiting to turn out so instead I carried straight on, following another car. You can see that there was still some snow around so it was a slow drive.
Round the bend in the road I found this church….I have lived in this area most of my life and have never seen this, or even know it was there! Out came the camera again, I took the photos and went home very happy to have seen the donkeys and the lovely little church. I have since been told that the church is a de-commissioned one and is now a private house…..ooops! And there I was walking all over their garden……although having said that, their garden is also a churchyard complete with graves so I suppose some sort of access must be allowed. It was a good thing I didn’t try to go into the building!!