The evenings are certainly drawing out now, and by Sunday we'll be in British Summer Time too. The weather today has been cool, to be expected, but a bright and sunny afternoon heralded the arrival of the weekend.
St Mary's Church is separated from the village of Lawford by a quarter of a mile or so. It lies close to the centre of the parish and Lawford Hall, a large and handsome mansion, which stands in a beautiful park, and was modernised and mostly rebuilt by Edward Greene in the 18th century. Because of this separation, is it a peaceful and quiet spot, the silence frequently only being punctuated by birdsong.
I collected a watering can from the tap and armed with the cloth I'd brought with me, headed along the winding path through the graveyard to visit the grandparents for a spring clean of their gravestone.
Whilst there, I popped in to say hello to a few other locals, notable by their passing, and on occasions in untimely fashion.