There has been loads of stuff going on in the village this weekend. There is a beautiful old building called The Bassett Rooms (because it used to belong to the Bassett family who make Bassetts Liquorice Allsorts) which was hosting an art exhibition upstairs and a coffee shop downstairs.
Then the church was hosting a flower festival. The theme was 'Thankyou for the music' as apparently there had always been a music festival here every year up until 2010. I don't know why they've stopped doing it, though.
Some of the displays were amazing.
This display was called, 'These Boots Are Made For Walking' by Nancy Sinatra.
This is 'Carmen' by Bizet. It was stunning.
I'm not sure if the photo does it justice.
The church itself is a beautiful building in its own right.
I am ashamed to say, I've never been in it before!
And then, outside, the craziest thing I've ever seen.
Apparently it's a local tradition at this time of year, to make a scarecrow.
It's a competition, and the 'Thankyou For The Music' theme was carried through
to the scarecrow costumes.
I'd joked at craft group that I was envisioning scarecrows dressed as Elvis,
and lo and behold, the first thing I saw when I got out of the car:
There were cries of, "Look, there's Elvis!" from passers-by.
Not something you're going to hear very often, is it?!
Only in England, eh?
What with that, and the barmy weather, it's been a very interesting weekend.
Hope yours has been enjoyable, too.