Clusters of poppies cascade from the walls of St Giles Church on Hyde Lane and along walls and the telephone box. It is absolutely beautiful and a fitting tribute to many brave souls who lost their lives- we will remember them.
What do you do on Shrove Tuesday? Eat pancakes is probably the answer…. But not if you’re from Ashbourne, a small market town in the shire, where Shrove Tuesday marks the start of the two day Royal Shrovetide Football. It’s not a football game like you might imagine, firstly the goals are three miles part, rather than 11 players per team, it’s more like 500 and the match doesn’t last a mere 90 minutes, no, this game starts at 2pm each day and finishes when a goal is scored or at 10pm.
It’s autumn here in The Shire. The trees are bathed in a blaze of rich colours, deep reds, glittering yellows, burnished browns, a veritable treasure chest of nature’s jewels, in the canopy above our heads. Continue reading “Sunshine & Scarves in The Shire”
What is world photo day?
World Photo Day is an international photography event on August 19th that celebrates the passion for photography in our communities.
In a world where millions of pictures are uploaded every minute, World Photo Day is inspiring thousands of photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose: to share their world with the world. Continue reading “August 19th, World Photo Day.”