Monday, 29 August 2022

Crowfield

Took a trip to Crowfield Church on Saturday (Info from the Suffolk churches website HERE ) for the Flower Festival but more for the books!


This marquee is the book stall - full of boxes  - nearly all were fiction this year

The theme of the flower festival was 'The Beauty Around Us". I'm afraid the photos are poor due to the bright sun outside and it being so much darker inside or maybe my new phone camera is not as good as I hoped it would be and the photographer is certainly not as good as I'd like to be!










and the books bought were these, they were 50p each. Might have seen the Green Man one before and the Agatha Christie was first read way back in the 70's. The others are all new to me and I picked up the Chalet School one because it's a series that I never read as a chid so thought it was about time to catch up. 



I had a cup of coffee there and spent £1 on the tombola which won me a bag of chewy sweets - better save them for the children who do trick or treating at Halloween.

The next second-hand book sale is the big NSPCC sale near Colchester in October - I shall be there!

Back Soon
Sue


42 comments:

  1. Lots more lovely reading material. Those flower displays are very attractive.

    God bless.

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    1. Luckily I have room on the shelves for more too!

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  2. Love the flowers. How beautiful. Always love a good book sale. I am being very good and staying away from them. I did pick up a couple of books at The Dollar Tree the other day. Once in a while they have a few good ones lol

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    1. The flower festival is always good at this church - talented villagers

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  3. The chalet school books were my favourite as a child, oh how I wished I at that school, so exciting.

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    1. When I saw it I thought I ought to see what I'd missed

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  4. John Matthews who wrote the Green Man, is a Celtic expert with his wife Caitlin, I remember years ago they brought out a book of Celtic prayers. Was trying to remember their names only the other day. Flower arrangments are beautiful.

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    1. I think the book was originally a set with a green man resin face. I'm sure it's the one we left up the top of the field at the smallholding. I need one for here now

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  5. I especially like the flower arrangement with the sunflowers and the apples around them. Very autumny.

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    1. Each arrangement had short piece written about it by the arranger saying why they had chosen to do it. But too much to note

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  6. I loved the Chalet School books as a child and kept them all, I sometimes wonder about re-reading them but haven't in case I'm disappointed and destroy my happy memories of them

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    1. Oh dear that would be a shame - best not to re read

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    2. I have found that I enjoy the books from my childhood even more now that I am older and there is plenty of time to read them. Eagle of the Ninth by Rosemary Sutcliff is one of these in particular. Good Luck!

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  7. Love th footpath arrangement, similar look to our walks.

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  8. Those flower arrangements are beautiful Sue.

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  9. Agree with RP , love the sunflowers and apples arrangement.
    I have the same issue with my new phone camera, I thought it would be the bees knees and it isn't!
    You can never have too many books can you?
    Alison in Walesx

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    1. I need more practice , but can't really complain as the phone wasn't too expensive. I just read one new phone just out by a big name is £1,700!

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  10. very inventive flower arrangements. Looks like a lot of mysteries great reading.
    Cathy

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  11. Quite stunning flower arrangements. Didn't notice if there were prize ribbons. Agatha Christie is my go to if I can't find something to read.

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  12. I think with the phone camera it is a matter of knowing how to use the different settings that might be available. I have never read up on it and I just point and click but maybe there are settings for too dark or too bright.
    The flower arrangements are so nice and I like how each one is different.

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    1. I doubt my phone has any settings - I'll have to search

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  13. How beautiful, Sue! Absolutely gorgeous!! ~Andrea xoxo

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    1. So many clever flower arrangers around - not something I can do.

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  14. You got some good books at bargain prices.

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  15. i chanced upon a 10p book sale in the Christian charity shop the other day the top of the boiler is full of winter reading

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  16. The flower arrangements are beautiful. I read the chalet school books as a child and loved them. You were lucky to get one for 50p. Last year I bought one on world of books. I cant remember the price but it was expensive. I enjoyed it but wont buy anymore unless I see them for 50p!

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    1. I missed out on so many childrens stories - buying books was seen as a waste of money and Mum never took us to a library ever!

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  17. You may not be that happy with the photo quality, but you still managed to capture the beauty of those flower arrangements :)

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  18. What a variety of flower arrangements and you did a good job of capturing them all. I love the book selection too. Catriona

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  19. The flower arrangements you pictured are well done.

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  20. Some imaginative flower displays here. A good haul of books - if you've not read Derek Tangye before, you will love him, but I'm sure you would have known him from many years ago.

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  21. I've read several Derek Tangye but only recently and hoped I'd not read this one, and I hadn't.

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  22. I’ve just read the Sarah Winman book and loved it.

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