Monday, 5 November 2012

Keeping village traditions alive

Outside The Norman Knight
Taken this morning outside out village pub - the sun was shining and there was a substantial gathering of horse, people and hounds, plus followers. One of whom found it necessary to accost my husband and ask him what he was doing taking photos, when he has documented life in the village since 1969 - flower shows, children sports, my 'brownie' pack (young version of girl guides), art exhibitions, farming, Millenium festivities, forging and hanging of new church bells, even our daughter's wedding in the Church. This, today, was a  meeting of The Warwickshire Hunt. Plenty of villagers enjoy refreshments and socialising, which regrettably I rarely do, though I emerge from the laptop from time to time.

The hounds are gathering (this outside our kitchen window)
(both images taken by me, and no-one asked me what I was doing!)

I have a busy week but will still try to post everyday and look forward to your joining me in these posts.

6 comments:

  1. It must be great to have all that information gathered and subtle changes would be in there that normally would not be noticed but for your good work.I think I remember a long time ago that you can see the activity from your window at your desk,there was a blog you did way back about a hunt and the pics (I think were from your window) I remember thinking how fantastic! and the dogs in this reminded me of that older blog.I am really enjoying this blog and life is getting so busy I am catching up on reading them at 5am!

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    1. Yes you are right Carole, though the last time I photographed the hunt it was I think pouring with rain so I took the shot through either our bathroom window, or by nearly falling out of the bedroom one! Today was so lovely, I walked down the road to get a little closer. Right now, there are fireworks on the Green because it is Bonfire Night but I'm not going outside to photograph that as I don't think my camera - or my skills - are up to it. I'll think of you when I wake at 5.00am and turn over and go back to sleep!

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  2. When asked what I am doing, I usually reply with the immortal words: 'taking photos' which normally shuts them up. I remember someone asking why I was taking photos and telling them it was because I had a camera!

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    1. Very sensible Laurie, but I think R. decided to handle the enquiry in a different way! This person was obviously a visitor, not from the village. (I'm always asked what I am doing when I have my notebook and pen out and am writing furiously, and I have various stock replies to that one!)

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  3. You are eager to post daily. Why? this is a second blog so twice the work. Hope you get better fast.

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    1. Thankyou Heidrun, and good to say 'hello'. I am not sure how to respond to your question (Why?) so my apologies. Just hope you enjoy reading the tales I try to share.

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