Sunday, 8 April 2007

Village school

                

I live in a very small village ~ you can drive through it and around it in less than 15 minutes ~ We have no Local Pub and no Local Shop ~ we do have a village school room which is no longer used as a school ~ but village meetings and other events are held there now ~ can you imagine those children over 150 years ago attending school there ~

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sparham

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HMS_Sparham

I love the peace and quiet ~ not a lot of traffic ~ and the road is used by people exercising their Horses I love to hear clip clop of their hooves as they canter by ~

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I just popped in to wish everyone A Happy and Blessed Easter ~ off out into the Garden the Sun is shining and Lyn is already out there working hard ~ so will go make us a cup of tea and sit and watch her :o)

 

43 comments:

geocachelinda66 said...

A Blessed Easter to you too!  

nightmaremom said...

Happy Easter to you and yours my friend.
hugs
d

springangel235 said...

Loved seeing the Village school...it looks so nice...vintage!  
The doggies looked so cute playing...thanks for sharing all the photos and you enjoy the tea...have a great time...hugs and love,
Joyce

nhd106 said...

What a nice area...wish I could hop over for a visit.   Speaking of dogs rolling, did you happen to see my latest entry??  lol
Happy Easter Ally!
Nancy

ukgal36 said...

As always a lovely tidbit from home.. i loved the pics..your church looks just like the St Marys in my village.. and i loved the church graphic too... happy easter to you and yours on this beautiful sunny sunday....
lyn

jaymact1 said...

What a great idea there is nothing like sitting watching someone else working.  Love Norfolk churches with the pebbles on the walls. Won't be long before we are down to dee them again. Love Joan.

jeadie05 said...

This reminds me of the village I lived in when I was first married ,just a school ,( which is since closed now a private house )and a Church ,are Nin and Barney rough haired Jack Russells...Have a lovely Easter with Lynn...love Jan xx

mariealicejoan said...

What a lovely slice of country life you share with us.  I love the sound of clip clops as well and I adore seeing how lively your pooches are!  Happy Easter!
Marie
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emabecmar said...

I loved the pictures. Your dogs are so cute. I wanna come play in the back yard too. Happy Easter to you. ((((((((((hugs))))))))))
Love,
Cindy

cayasm said...

Have a happy Easter,It's a shame so many villages have closed there village schools, but nice to see yours is still there

Yasmin

egre328 said...

Only watching?   Hehehehe I like your Style!  Eileenx

plieck30 said...

Ally your village sounds so peaceful. Hope you enjoyed watching Lyn work with your cup of tea close at hand. I too wish I could have given you one of those orchids. Paula

labdancer51 said...

Hello Ally, How I envy you living in a small village. I look forward to the time when we do too. I love the photos of Nin and Barney, you can tell they are such good pals. I hope you both have a very happy Easter. :o)

Love Sandra xxxx

blpltt said...

Nin looks so like our beloved Monty who lived until he was 17.  You can tell Barney has a roll coming on !  Bunny xx

oddb0dkins said...

Love the pics Ally. But a village without a pub!? I thought pubs and idiots were standard issue for you country yokels. ;O)
Have a good weekend.  B. x

tellsg said...

Its nice to live in a quiet place and although our road is busy (hmmm a country lane, which is a cut through to the next town) we have horses coming by too. I loved the pictures and the dogs certainly were having some fun.  Hope you had a lovely Easter.  Hugs, Terry x

astoriasand said...

Hi Ally good to read a post from you again.The two dogs are toooooooo funny.I love them so.Everytime I see them there is something about them that cheers me.LOL.The garden is looking lovely and you are just in the spot, I would love to live .I don't blame you loving the peace and quiet.The pictures are lovely and yes what a tiny school that was.Lovely church too.Have a Very Blessed Easter Monday.
Take Care God Bless.
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edwardssoapy said...

Hi Ally.

I enjoyed your enjoy, especially the pictures. I once went to a Victorian schoolroom for a school trip. It was fun! We got to dress up and pretend we were children from Victorian times, though I would not have fancied living in that era myself!

Such a joy to see pictures of Nin and Barney. They are adorable, and look like such good friends. Hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter.

Best wishes,
Leigh :o)
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bbartle3 said...

The peace and quiet in
your town must be a delight.
You planned your retirement
well! Just thinking of all the
clean air you get to breathe
all day everyday fills me with
envy.

Barry

ora4uk said...

The school was interesting....your garden is beginning to wake up...right???  and yes...like your Barney and Nim...our Max always manages to find something to roll in...something nasty smelling...sheesh!!!  the temps dropped to freezing here...snowed on the race horses at Keeneland Race Meet Opening day....later today gotta go out and cut back my clematis and day lilies....they say if I do they will come back after the weather warms up....we will see...LOL...Hugs from cold KY...Ora

gaboatman said...

Ally
I'm a day late getting here, but I do hope you had a very Happy Easter.  I loved the pictures!  Your village sounds so nice and peaceful, I'm sure I'd love it in spite of not having a local pub, LOL.  Nin and Barney really are good mates and its always fun to see pictures of them together.  Let's hope you did not work Lyn too hard in the garden and that you both were able to share a lovely Easter dinner together.
Sam

rayne1123 said...

great pics!  those boys are havving a great tiime i see i hope they were not to messy when it was time to come inside.  i love that old church it is so pretty.  do they still use the church or school?
happy easter
hugs
noelle

lindachapmanuk said...

lol at you going to watch Lynne working hard Ally! the pics are great and it is fascinating thinking how those school children would have been dressed then...hoops and sticks and yo yos and hopscotch! barney and nin are lovely...Linda xx

sarajanesmiles said...

Hope you're having a lovely Easter m'dear.
He he, Nin and Barney rolling around in something horrible pics made me chuckle :o)  What a pair :o)
Sara   x

mtrib2 said...

I like the old school with the slate roof.    The church is amazing built out of many small stones mortared together.     Did Barney and Nin both need a bath after their roll in whatever.     My fruit trees will not produce this year because of the freeze.      The area apple and peach farms were badly frozen and one owner on TV said he will have to rely on growing vegetables this year if there was no crop of fruit.      Your little town must be a nice place to live even though you have to drive to purchase groceries and goods.      mark

elainey2465 said...

Lovely to see an entry from you Ally. Great pics! Lovely village. Love Laine x
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jmoqueen said...

Looks like a lovely village.  It's nice to live in a village very tranquil. :-)  a bit late but happy easter to you and your family xx

Jenny

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astra1547 said...

Hi Ally...

I hope you had a wonderful Easter...Best Wishes!


Astra!

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susanebunn said...

Happy Easter Ally!  Why is it that dogs love to roll in obnoxious stuff?  We have hedgehog calling cards in our back garden this week, so perhaps that's what Barney found to roll in!  I love the pictures of the little school.  I could live my whole life without a pub, but might miss the shops to visit on occasion.  A post office would do though!  

Love,
Susie xx
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funnyface0s0 said...

Hello Ally - i love to see your pics of Barney and Nin ......and wasn't it a excellent weekend?   Hope Lynn is not aching too much today from all her hard work.
Luv Jayne x

louiseb411 said...

Lovely dogs Ally. We too live in a tiny village which has its advantages and disadvantages. Enjoy the good weather Louise x

sonensmilinmon said...

I wouldn't mind living in a small village as long as I was about 30 minutes or so from shopping.  It sounds like a peaceful place to live.  I enjoyed looking at your dogs, they look happy with all that space they have.  My dog would be in doggie heaven if he had that much room to roam.

Monica

acoward15 said...

So what is there to do when there is nothing on the telly if you haven't got a pub?
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jlocorriere05 said...

My dogs used to love to roll in fox droppings, ugh, I can still smell it ....the most awful smell in the world! The village school room looks lovely, I bet those kids were well trained there! I hope you had a good Easter watching Lyn working! Lol! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

zoepaul6968 said...

just popped by to say hi and hope you are well hun,take care zoe xx
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jayveerhapsody said...

Ally, your village sounds like an absolutely wonderful place to live! I envy you. The small Texas town where I live probably looks big in comparison (we have a supermarket, a Wal-Mart, and several schools). If I step on the gas in my pickup truck, I can get through here in five minutes or less.....(lol)      Jon

cacklinrosie101 said...

Hope you had a lovely Easter, Ally.  I think that school is so quaint but it is hard to imagine the children all attending.  Your village sounds so peaceful and relaxing.  I used to live in the City and moved 50 miles away 8 years ago.  It's not as rural as your village but it is so much more peaceful than where I used to live.  Your doggies look so cute!  Love xx Chris

fowfies said...

Everything is looking so green and springy!  Looks like the dogs are having a high old time.  Dogs do know how to have a good time don't they? :)I hope it is warming up nicely there.  That is a neat old schoolhouse.  It sounds like things in your area have been preserved without progress intruding. I like that.  Our politicians could take a lesson from that, but then, their pockets must be lined with greed.  I only hope our "country" setting here will last as yours has.

jacksj989 said...

Your village sounds to be a wonderful place to live.

I hope you had a lovely Easter and that you are having a good time, with friends and your pets, in the garden while the weather is fine.

John.

dcmeyer420 said...

Hope you had a great Easter, Ally. Thanks for the pics. The school looks so quiant. Hugs to you and your family.

faveanti said...

Sorry to be so late Ally.  I could have sworn I had commented but it doesn't look like it.  It'll have been Keith, he was looking over my shoulder!  Your dogs are lovely - even when they're stinky.  Our Sally (Heinz 57) prefers rolling in pigeon poo and worm casts.  Almost as bad because you don't notice it until she gets it into the house.  Phwor! Angie, x

jeanno43 said...

A shame the village school is no longer used as such, so many have now gone and I think they were special.  Loved the pictures of your dogs.  Why is it that they always find something horrible to roll in like fox poo?  What is it that attracts them I wonder.  Still looks like they had lots of fun.  Great pictures.

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lindapaterson177 said...

Sounds blissfull and a nice place to live.
luv bella xx