Friday, September 16, 2016

Fun Photos - Five on Friday

It's been a while since I joined in as I've been away for seven weeks! I was off visiting Mum and family in England. Had a lovely time. I've got lots of pictures to share. This Friday I'm joining in with Amy over at Love Made My Home for Five on Friday. I'm glad Amy is still planning on doing these posts. It's fun to visit others and see what they've been up to and where they have been.

Today I'm going to share five fun photos I took while I was visiting Mum.

Morris Dancers. It's been years since I've seen any! We stopped at Ripon, Yorkshire on our way up to Scotland and Mum and I decided to take a walk to the cathedral where we came upon the dancers. I remember seeing them all the time when I was a child, not so much since!

My hometown, Ipswich, had an art trail of pigs around the town this year. Pigs Gone Wild. There was a map available and it was great to see all the families out and about searching for pigs. They will be auctioned off to raise money for St. Elizabeth's Hospice. Mum and I went to see quite a few of them. Ed Sheer-ham was one of my favourites! It is named for the singer Ed Sheeran who is from Framlingham in Suffolk.

Another piece of art I took a photo of is the famous Scallop on Aldeburgh beach. It is dedicated to Benjamin Britten who apparently used to take walks on the beach.

The words on it say 'I hear those voices that will not be drowned'. They are from Britten's opera Peter Grimes. It is very striking.

My 'new' Great Nephew, Archie. So cute and cheerful!

A really cute gargoyle. This was on a church in Cambridge. There were so many on this church but this had to be one of the cutest. Yes, I like them. What can I say? I find them really interesting. I am going to google the name of this church and see if there is a reason there are so many of them. I'm not a Christian, but churches and cathedrals are such interesting buildings and the architecture on them is truly beautiful.


  1. Five lovely things from your visit. Love the pig trail, I've read on A Rich Tapestry blog about the elephant one in Sheffield, all the trails are so clever and for such good causes too. Good to see the Morris men on your travels and the stone carving in the church is fascinating, I hope you can find out more about it:)

  2. The gargoyle is cute but not as cute as Archie .... he's gorgeous!

  3. Awww! Archie is very cute indeed, I am not sure about the gargoyle, they used to scare me as a child and I am not sure that I have moved on ha! It looks like you had a lovely visit. The pigs look fab- I love those trails, we had the Lamb Bananas in 2008 and loved finding them all. Great pictures - have a lovely weekend xx

  4. I love these trails that various towns are doing. The pig looks great, as does Archie (so cute). I am glad you enjoyed your visit to England. xx

  5. So happy to see the Morris dancers. Heard of them, but had never seen them, so now I know.

    I want to cuddle that beautiful baby.

  6. Ha! A cute gargoyle. Archie is a real cutie! Your five are fun!

  7. Glad you had a lovely holiday. Archie is cute. Lots of interesting sights to photograph as you travelled around. Love the Ed-Sheerham pig, pun on the title, details that have been painted on its legs and his funny expression. This made me smile.

  8. It's great to hear you had a smashing holiday, there was no doubt really! Five lovely photos. I can't resist a gargoyle either!

  9. Looks like you had a wonderful time on your visit. The piggy trail sounds great fun and Archie is a real cutie.

  10. Archie is a doll!!! Love the hair color too.

    And pigs on daughter would've loved seeing this, she collects ceramic pigs.

  11. Great pics from your holiday. Archie is the cutie, he looks like he might be a redhead - some of my favourite people (2 of the grandkids) have red hair :)


  12. Hi Sharon, I've just hopped over via Five On Friday. Five lovely things! Thanks for sharing them. I love visiting churches too, I find them fascinating. And I love hedgehogs, too! Hope you are enjoying the weekend. x


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