Saturday 29 May 2010: DEAD LANE
The typical Bank Holiday weather has set in and we have been blessed with rain. However, I did venture out in it in order to post a letter and having done so I decided to take a walk up Dead Lane which is a lane that runs parallel to the church and is so named because it was the route to transport coffins, for burial, to the church prior to the advent of cars (in fact in my lifetime I can recall one of the village's deceased being carried, in her coffin, by her pall bearers, up that lane, to the church as opposed to her travelling there in a hearse).
Today, there was very little activity in the village and the lane itself was very quiet (despite being adjacent to the recreation ground). Being somewhat 'enclosed' by the high walls and the trees the rain had brought out the smell of the vegetation growing along the lane's edges. It was very pungent and almost made one's nostrils sting but it was refreshing at the same time.
I got back home to remove the banana cake from the oven (which is only supposed to take 1 hour to bake but ALWAYS takes longer) and I then rewarded myself with a cup of tea and a cheese muffin (they had come out of the oven much earlier).
I am now going to steel myself into sorting out my craft cupboard......I could be gone some time.