Thursday, April 21, 2011

All good things come to an end

Back home once again from our well trodden pilgrimage down to Cornwall to visit with dad. We had fantastic weather and got loads caught up with in the garden – had a bonfire, strimmed, mowed, weeded and l even planted tatties and tomatoes. This photo was taken just after we got started- you can just make out the smoke from hubby's bonfire.

We also took a few drives down to the beaches and did some shopping but now it's back home to 'auld claes and parritch'. This is such a typically Scottish expression and can be said once you get back from a holiday away, in our case a working holiday but nevertheless it means coming back home to your old clothes and usual porridge breakfast. All good things much come to an end.

While away we took a short drive down to Mawnan and the photo (left) is of the Lych Gate at Mawnan Church. You can see the granite coffin rest and the inscription above can be translated as, "It is good for me to draw nigh unto God." This gateway was where the dead would be placed on the stone rest before the funeral. This particular Lych gate dates to 1881 but the site of the church is much older, built within the confines of an ancient earthwork. The photo of the trees (above) was taken looking over the adjacent field just as we were leaving.

And just like the sunset in the photo l also must get on- too nice a day to stay inside. I'm away to get caught up in our own garden now.


Rob said...

Hi Horizon, I'm glad you are back safe and sound and pleased to read that you had a nice but busy holiday. Thanks for posting the pics, they are lovely.

Gerald said...

I notice someone in past days had added an addendum to the inscription 'It is good for me to draw nigh unto God' in Latin as 'But not too soon Lord'.

HORIZON said...


PEA said...

Hello dear friend, welcome back and it sounds like you had a fabulous time while away:-) It's always so hard to come back home to the same old routine, though, isn't it! lol No doubt your dad very much appreciated all the work you did around his place. I'm glad you got to "play" a bit as well...driving down to the beaches and doing some shopping sound pretty good to me:-)

I would have loved seeing the Lych Gate and the church, things like that really fascinate me, especially when there's so much history behind them.

Have a wonderful weekend dear Sarah and wishing you and yours a very Happy Easter:-) xoxo

Pearl said...

Looks like you had a nice getaway.
You sure have some beautiful scenery to see.
Hope you had a wonderful Easter.
Sending you big hugs,

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