It’s the Little Things….

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In these trouble times it is nice to have the familiar around you…. and often these can be very little things.

Before turning off my computer yesterday evening, I looked out of the study window.

That haphazard  glance brought an instant smile to my face.  It was the items on the window ledge (and this is just one corner)… a right old hotchpotch, odds and ends, trivia, bric-a-brac maybe some would say rubbish.  Well for me they are items I have randomly picked up as and when. Some items I know exactly when and where they came from others not to sure but would hate to loose them.

To me they are all memories, triggers of events and places, important at any time, but right now reminders of good times are even more important than ever….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd May

(C) David Oakes 2020

Silent Sunday….. Off to Church

ENGLISH LAKE DISTRICT CUMBRIA

Newlands Church and School Room, Cumbria

I couldn’t resist re-posting this church.

Possibly my favourite of the ‘little’ churches I have discovered on my travels is this little gem hidden in the Newlands Valley (near Keswick) in Cumbria. It is located at the aptly named hamlet of Little Town. Exact age is not known but mention is made on old maps of a chapel at this spot on maps from the 1500.
Surrounded by the Lakeland Hills of North West Cumbria it is a lonely yet idyllic location and a destination highlight for many walkers to the area.
There have been many restorations undertaken over the centuries but perhaps the most significant is the building to the left. This was built in 1840 by local donations and was until 1967 the village School Room. Today the room is a place for quiet contemplation.

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It is great to see these tiny village churches still being cared for and still very much in use today.  Newlands is obviously loved.

Little Town is always a tranquil place…. a tranquillity we all need in these trouble times.

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

3rd May

(C) David Oakes 2020