Spent a happy few hours last Thursday browsing round the little town of Beaminster with a friend. We both pass through Beaminster en route for each others homes but never actually stop there so we decided to meet up and have a wander round. In spite of the rain it seemed a pretty little town with plenty of golden stone cottages many of which were covered with roses like this one. That enormous rose was growning in the weeniest of patches of earth against the wall - amazing!
Here is another just next to the pretty church again with its complement of roses and some hollyhocks although their hollyhocks are nowhere near as big as mine which seem to enjoy where I have planted them and are far too big for their situation. (see below - pity about the ugly white meter box eh?!
There are many little individual shops and in each of the ones we went into we got chatting to the shopkeepers and so have decided that we need to go back another day to see the rest as time ran out on Thursday!
I don't usually include anything of a political nature in my posts since I know that we don't all think alike and don't want to cause any offence but I had an e-mail this morning from the Fish Fight people and in case any of those of you in Europe are not aware of what is going on I will post a link to the info here (it is available in several European languages) and you might want to consider joining the campaign if you haven't already. Hugh also has a blog which you may be interested in here.
PS Yiota's idea works as you will see - so anyone else having probs with spacing might like to take her advice too!