There are many theories to account for the ancient practice of planting churchyards and cemeteries with yew trees. Some authorities ascribe it to the adoption of ancient funeral rites; others to the prosaic notion of keeping the wind off the church; others, again, to the warlike need of bows and arrows–yew being especially serviceable. 11 more words
It’s a cold and chilly start this morning, but I must admit it does look beautiful when it’s so crisp outside. We have lots of outside work to do to get ready for the start of the season but I think some of it may have to wait until it’s not quite so cold and frosty out!!! Frozen fingers and toes anyone?!!
Once a British family transgresses that upper-lower-middle-class boundary, they halt their holidays to places like Cornwall. They’re into their third generation now – they can afford hotter sun, the novelty of a plane ride, mint-centred chocolates on their mint-centred-chocolate-stained pillows. 55 more words