A Sunday Reflection…. and a Memory

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One part of Facebook that I rather like, are the ‘reminder’ of events from a year previous.  The reminder that popped up this morning was of a visit to Ilam Church.  I thought that not only is this a fantastic piece of Art, hidden away in a side chapel of a country church…but also a message for today fragile environment we live in….. that family is precious as are the memories created.

So here is a repeat of  the  Facebook post from this day in 2019.

We were over at Ilam Village (Staffordshire) and paid a visit to the Church of the Holy Cross. Within the church is a Chapel that was added to accommodate a rather distinctive memorial. It is dedicated to David Pike-Watt (d1816) one time owner of Ilam Hall. It is the work of Sculptor Sir Francis Chantrey and represents Pike-Watt with his Daughter Mary and her 3 daughters. I thought it both beautiful and striking in a dramatic setting. It is I guess a hidden secret of Ilam

 

Please Remember ….

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

2nd August

(C) David Oakes 2020

Heading for the Shade………

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Heading for a stroll, or maybe a Beer, in the shade on a very hot day in the Old Town  of Tallinn, Estonia.

Thankfully, those tall buildings, that surround the main square and line the streets of the Old Town, do exactly that…provide some welcome shade whilst one explores this ancient and exciting Capital of Estonia.

Please Remember ….

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

28th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

 

Silent Sunday…….. as the sun goes down

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The Sound of Silence……  sundown, on the aft deck, a glass of whisky, some friends for company,  friends who also enjoy these precious moments of silence…… and all is peace

Just another memory of better times….  we hope it will happen again.  Till then…

Please Remember ….

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

26th July

(C) David Oakes 2020

To be beside the Sea…….

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All quiet, of an evening, on the beach at Shanklin, on the Isle of Wight.  A viewpoint just above Shanklin Chine.  A Chine is one of the steep valleys that lead down to the waterside.

Evening a great time for a stroll along the beach.

At the moment a walk along a beach seems a long way off….. but who knows…

Please Remember ….

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

25th July

(C) David Oakes 2020