Sunday, 7 August 2011
This and That
Not content with one card Lesley also sent me this one as it has a French feel which she thought suitable for me too - I love them both. Check out more about these cards and many others on Postman's Knock.
The past few weeks we have been going for a walk with some neighbours who know the area better than we do - this was last week's walk on Thursday when it was so hot so luckily much of it was in the shade.
Look at that sky - amazing blue isn't it?
Our path took us alongside the fields and we stopped for a welcome cup of tea and a slice of cake in East Coker Tearooms where some of the students from Lufton College for young people with Learning disabilities work - a welcome rest and beautifully served tea before we set off on our return. Altogether we were out for about 4 hours!
On Monday afternoons I don my volunteer's hat and visit an elderly partially sighted lady in a residential home nearby. We usually go out somewhere for a cup of tea and a chat and it is most enjoyable and I learn a lot from her so it is mutually beneficial. Last week she mentioned having watched a film on BBC4 which she thought I would enjoy so when I saw the DVD in the library I got it and did indeed enjoy it. If you haven't already seen it I can recommend it. It's in French with English subtitles and is a lovely evocation of France back at the time of the First World War and tells the story of the artist Seraphine Louis of Senlis who is apparently highly thought of in the field of naive art - though neither of my French friends to whom I mentioned it had ever heard of her and neither I must admit had I!