Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Where time stops still...



Luckily I didn't meet any ancestoral ghosts in Bishops Castle, but spending time with the 'real' relatives was just pefect. My dad, two brothers, sister, nephew and I were all there to remember a special family member with a bench we'd had put up in the graveyard.



It was the first time we'd seen the bench, as it had all been arranged via the internet but I needn't have been nervous. It's the perfect spot, English countryside at its most beautiful, and with lots and lots of wild flowers around.



And the time even goes officially slower in Shropshire. See anything strange about the church clock?



It only has one hand, because, well, why do you need to know the time to the second when there's no need to hurry anywhere?

5 comments:

trying to write ... said...

I thought of you last night ... I as watching "Finding Neverland" (again) and the very last scene is the bench with the umbrella leaning against it.

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Nik's Blog said...

Lovely location, lovely bench.

N

PS Finding Neverland's wonderful, isn't it, TtW?

Sarah Salway said...

Oooh, now that would be interesting - a list of films featuring benches. I've been doing it informally myself but I could put it together properly - maybe even try to get a Bench Oscar set up. Forrest Gump is one that springs to mind.

Nik's Blog said...

I shall have a think, Sarah. None come to my (antibiotic ridden) mind, but there must be loads and loads.

There were a good many bench moments in The West Wing and X Files if you'll allow us to stretch to TV...

N

trying to write ... said...

there are some good bench scenes in "while you were sleeping," and I don't know if busstops count but there are some busstop scenes in "stranger than fiction"

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