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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!



Sunday, 20 September 2015

Branscombe village








 It is said that Branscombe is the longest village in England. Whether that is true or not I don't know but it runs over 3 valleys down to the sea. It has the chocolate box image of an English village.














 It is a joy driving along the country lanes and encountering these beautiful cottages. However it is also a nightmare as the lanes are usually single track so when you meet oncoming traffic one of you must reverse back until you find a passing point. Being a London driver I rarely have to reverse as one look at the oncoming driver seems to be all it takes for them to reverse except, of course when you come across the dreaded tractor then you have no choice but to reverse.







Many of the gardens have a papier mache figure displayed in them. It is part of a Summer Festival competition. There were so many of the figures around but I couldn't always safely stop and park to take a photo. 

14 comments:

  1. Those really are chocolate boxy, really sweet. And I love those papier maché figures. The last one is just hilarious, although if you don't know they are made of papier maché, you might get the wrong idea!

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  2. what a fantastic village. The old church is very impressive

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  3. I love this classic English countryside and sometimes really miss it, although my experiences with it are mainly in Norfolk. Excellent photos, I wondered if the figures were early Halloween pieces but your explanation makes more sense.

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  4. Such a beautiful village! I love the popular use of scarecrows now through the different villages, however it freaks my daughter out. We were driving the other day through a neighbouring village and there were two 'people' in gas masks standing on the corner. She thought they were real!! x

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  5. The quintessential English village by the sea. The paper mache figures are great. It interested me to see how really old buildings could be so modern inside. The local thatcher must be kept quite busy.

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  6. What fun! The weather also looks like it was glorious. :-)

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  7. Hello, what a pretty village. I love the cottages and the cute roofs. The "people" are neat too. Great post. Enjoy your new week!

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  8. What a fun festival and a perfect English village. I would love to visit there.

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  9. What a lovely place with all the cottages with tatched roofs. Yes to drive reverse must be a nightmare on thiose winding roads.

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  10. Oh, what a delightful place!! I would love to visit there! Your captures are terrific and the next best thing to being there!! Thank you for sharing the fun!! Hope you have a great new week!!
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  11. Although the weather may not have been great, your photos of the town sure are!

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