Daffodil time

On my previous post, one follower commented ‘I can’t wait for the daffodils’. Well here they are in and around Newton Solney.

Church Lane, Newton Solney

The avenue of trees is Church Lane which once was an essential thoroughfare leading to fords in the nearby River Trent which could have been crossed on horseback. St. Mary the Virgin’s church is the oldest building in the village and was originally a “chapel of ease”, one of eight such chapels owned by Repton Priory in 1271. A “chapel of ease” was one where parishioners could worship to save them from having to travel to the parish church.

St Mary the Virgin’s Church
By the Trent

Bluebells 2021

I first wrote a blog about bluebells in 2019 and then again in 2020 so to complete a hat-trick here are a few photographs of the display this year. These were all taken in the woods very close to home so a walk along the path through the dale becomes is a real joy and pleasure when this magic carpet of native bluebells appears.

“Take nothing but photographs, leave nothing but footprints”

Take a seat – With remembrance

Memorial benches at our local peace park.


At the nearby National Memorial Arboretum this Polish Armed Forces Memorial may also be used as a bench. It pays tribute to the Polish Forces personnel who gave their lives in the 2nd World War 1939-1945. Breaking the Enigma Code – A plaque on the memorial describes how Polish mathematicians broke the enigma code used by the Germans.