Saturday, 15 December 2012

Christmas garlands and fairground rides




The Curate and I have been visiting lots of the local places of interest - you know the ones that we always say we will visit but never get round to - until we have visitors ....or we know we are moving. We visited Cotehele this morning which is a wonderful Tudor house situated on the River Tamar in Cornwall. Each year at Christmas, the Great Hall is decorated with a sixty foot dried flower garland - made from flowers grown in the grounds. It is a spectacular sight in a spectacular setting.

 

 The other place we visited was Dingles which has old fairground rides set up in two huge barns. I have to say that we thought the old wooden rides, with their bumpy, clattery motion and fast speeds were more exciting ( and scary!) than we remembered - maybe we are just getting old. We managed to make ourselves feel quite sick . All in all, it was a wonderful distraction from work for The Curate and a lovely day out for me.





10 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos and a lovely trip back to the past, Harriet. The days off will be even more important when The Curate becomes The Rector, so hold on tightly to them.

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    1. Hello - I think we are realising that life is going up a gear soon. We will play while we can.

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  2. The garland is spectacular, and I love the haunting fairground images.....beautiful. Have a lovely Christmas. J.

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    1. I hope you will have a great Christmas too!
      Harriet

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  3. Hello!

    I just would like to give a huge thumbs up for the great info you have here on this post. I will be coming back to your blog for more soon.

    man and van

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  4. I just adore these glimpses into your world. Those garlands are spectacular!
    Merry, Merry Christmas to you!!

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    1. And a Merry Christmas to you too. I would like to share some Dartmoor snow pictures with you before we leave here.

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  5. I haven't seen the Cotehele garland this year ... so your pics are very welcome!

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    1. Hi, Every year I marvel at the garland - it always seems impressive! I wish I had found your blogs earlier - I wonder how close you are to where we live?
      Harriet

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  6. What wonderful diversions, Harriet!!! The garland in Cotehele is so very beautiful. And I find carousels of any type just fascinating. Thank you for sharing the great photos.
    Kathryn

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