Historic sights

Last week was spent visiting family in England, in an old village with roots going back to the time of the Anglo-Saxons.

The High Street was full of surprises.

A rusty weather vane reminded me of myself

And pointed the way to an old clock tower, now a faded home to pigeons.

I ambled down pretty side streets until I spied a wooden entrance next to an old church.

I peeked through a hole in the wood to snap these 200-year-old graves.

A moment of contemplation. A reminder to appreciate the living.

So, I turned homewards to family – to another historic sight.

This is me (the small normal one?) with my three siblings.

It’s been four years since we are all together in the same place.

As you can see, our parents are so proud that they raised four well-balanced and sane kids!

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88 thoughts on “Historic sights

  1. You may be the smallest Fiona, but I am sure you are the mightiest!!!
    That village sounds and looks lovely. Love your first shot!


  2. What to say I love best? The muted light on your historic finds is wonderful – I felt as though I was peeking with you into the graveyard. However, that sibling portrait is the highlight for sure. Now your children will know that you’re the well-behaved one!


  3. Fantastic post and photos as always! It does look as though all of you had a wonderful time! You’re a very lovely lady! And such a beautiful old town! I love it! Enjoy your week!



  4. This photos look like they were taken in Fairy Tale World. And what a great shot of your very lovely and goofy family!! I wouldn’t want any other kind.


  5. What happened to your sister’s faces? You certainly got the looks in the family!! ๐Ÿ™‚ Looks fun and glad you had a good time. Great pics as always! Thanks for sharing your trip with us!


  6. Your sisters remind me of my brothers, always up to something. Your brother reminds me of my brothers, too. LOL
    Love the photos of your visit home.
    โ€” K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel


  7. Your family photo is heratwarming! In Japan, people like to make a V sign for photos.
    The 200-year-old graves are interesting.
    Wonderfu shot! Have a great day!


  8. My sister and I have a special face that we were pulling for the photo- not our usual look!! And Fi, at one stage, was groping Ali’s bottom to get her to giggle so don’t be fooled by her appparently ‘normal’ exterior….I think the blue gloves were Iain’s as he uses them for work, and as for the shower cap…well, that’s another blog story for Fi to tell altogether!!
    And yes, Fi is just under 5ft, the rest of us have Dad’s height…


  9. ๐Ÿ™‚ that was lovely, the entire collection, each in its own way! captured the essence so well!! enjoy your pics always, but dont always comment, but this seemed extra special! ๐Ÿ™‚


  10. what a lovely family and how wonderful that you all got to be together. You must miss them very much. I love the photo of the grave. I love old graves. I actually find them comforting…not sure why. They get such a nice patina.


  11. Ha ha! Your sisters are so funny!
    I hope you had a great time home. ๐Ÿ™‚

    The weathervane is very Julie Andrews!
    Like one of the scenes from the Sound of Music. ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Happy times, we have also just retuned from a trip to the UK and time with our daughters, first time we had seen one of them for fifteen months and even longer since the four of us had all been together.


  13. Too cool, you got to spend time with siblings. How very wonderful!!!

    Love all of your shots, they are amazing.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams


  14. You make me want to get back to England! I have three brothers and no sisters, so I know how your brother must feel! (and I got to see them all this past weekend!)


  15. Gorgeous shot of the tomb stones! What camera have you used there or did you photoshop in the black edging? Love the shot of the clock too, wonderful!


  16. Dear Fi, you don’t know how much I have enjoyed this post!!! I love your photos – EACH AND EVERY ONE.
    And graveyards… well, I must peek and read the stones.
    Your siblings are wonderful, how awesome to see your reunited. The photo is adorable! BUT, I must say that the NORMAL ones are they- at least in my family that’s what is considered NORMAL, loL!!


  17. Hi Lady Fi! Wonderful photo of you and your siblings. I did recognize your barefoot sis..what was up with the blue gloves? Nice to see your other sis and your brother too..normal is not very much fun..it seems you all have personality plus! I enjoyed the family photo and you got a great shot at the graveyard through that hole ..awesome! You are so right..appreciate the living:)


  18. It seems you had a wonderful, nostalgic trip. Pity about some of your siblings. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Sucking on a piece of lemon maybe? The gravestone image was particularly beautiful.


  19. Beautiful images of a historic walk, Fi… but there is nothing historical about that fabulous photo of you with your siblings! I don’t see insanity at all, just good fun with happy handsome people. Besides, I do that thing with the lips for kids all the time… plus I cross my eyes.. so that may be my bias! ๐Ÿ˜€ My four siblings are sprinkled around the globe and the last time all five of us were together was in 1988! We do, however, see quite a bit of each other otherwise.


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