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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

End Of The Year blog 2014 Part One


My favourite photo of this year, Alice and I at the Ming Tombs, China in July Open-mouthed smile

It is that time of year again when I look through all my photos, and choose just 2 from each month which means something to me. It is very hard choosing just two a month, but here goes…


Beautiful Northbourne Church.

The always amazing view from the pier, looking back at Deal.


Myself, Jamie and Alice at Jamie’s leaving dinner, he was heading out to Australia for 6 months.

Young swans, Kearsney Abbey, Dover.


In the woods at Walmer Castle.

Lovely horse, Little Farthingloe Farm, Dover.


Not sure what type of tree this is, but it looked so beautiful against the blue sky.

High Wycombe.


The fantastic sand sculptures in Brighton. Lovely day out with my friend Sheila Smile

Three yards of bobbin lace made by me, it is a lovely pattern, and a very relaxing hobby.


My birthday lunch in The Mermaid Inn, Rye. Lovely day Smile

The Signs of the Zodiac plaque, found in a pub garden..

End of The Year Blog 2014 Part Two


A beautiful poppy growing in my garden.


Rules are made to be broken! Below are four photos of my wonderful holiday in Beijing with my lovely daughter  Open-mouthed smile

I want these!! Photo taken at the Ding Ling Tomb, Beijing, China.

The Hutong Restaurant, it was such a lovely place to have lunch.

Alice at the Lama Temple, Beijing, China.

I love this Dragon, he is one of the dragons on the the Nine Dragon Screen, The Forbidden City, Beijing, China.


Taken at Walmer Castle.

Again, taken at Walmer Castle. I am not sure what the flower is but it was beautiful.


The Salutation Garden, Sandwich.

The centre of a sunflower, blooming in the Library garden, Sandwich.


Walmer Lifeboat Station, with St Saviour’s Church in the background. Taken on a lovely sunny Sunday morning.

A late rose blooming in the secret garden, St. Peter’s Church, Sandwich.


The beautiful Mermaid Inn, Rye.

Canterbury, as the sun was going down.


The view under Deal Pier from the lower deck, looking back at the town.

Winter berries, Sandwich

I hope you have enjoyed the End of The Year blogs, lets see what I can get up to in 2015!

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Christmas Tree Festival 2014

Once again the Christmas Tree Festival has been held in St. Peters Church, Sandwich. Earlier in the year I had heard that there was not going to be a festival this year, but a group of lovely people decided they would take the task on, with the result being a beautiful display of amazing trees in the fantastic setting of the Medieval Church.

Entries from the local schools and nurseries are always so lovely to see Smile

The standard of the trees on display was very high, a number of the trees took on a ‘poppy’

theme to commemorate the anniversary of the start of World War I.

An entry from the ‘Sunshine Group’

This one was made by the children of the local Junior School and is entitled

‘The Good, The Bad and The Donkey’

Fantastic Smile

A lovely sight when you enter the church.

Santa on his bike is a regular visitor to the display, he always has lollies in his basket for the children who come to see the display Smile

Beautiful display from one of the Twinning Societies.

The beautiful Nativity scene.

Elephants on this tree Smile

The decorations on this tree are all made from plastic bottles, and it looked great Smile

A fantastic display as always, well done to all the participants and the organisers Smile