As a child we always went to church at the local Church of England and then onto sunday school half way through the service. My grandad was the Verger so it was important for us to attend and every sunday uncle Jack would pick me up and off we would go with my cousin Caroline. We spent most of the service crawling along the aisles and knocking all the tapestry cushions off getting really frowned at by uncle Jack. I think he must of been glad when we eventually went off to sunday school.
After church it was home to mum and dad with my little pictures of bible stories etc. Then we would all sit down to a large roast dinner something I absolutely hated , and my mum spent the whole time trying to get me to eat some. (yes I really was like that)
In the afternoon I would go off to see my Grandma who lived in a little church cottage across three fields from where we lived. I used to walk on my own but there was never any question about my safety and I never worried about going. I would take Grandma something from the garden from my Dad and she would always give me a lovely bunch of homegrown flowers to take back to my mum.
At Grandmas we spent time doing jigsaws and playing games like lexicon and scrabble and lots of word games. then later on we would sit down to tea to homemade cakes . Grandma was a great at baking and there would be lots of lovely cakes something I definately loved!! as you know that hasn’t changed . Then we would sit down to watch programmes like black beauty or anne of green gables and Grandma would usually nod off to sleep. whilst Grandad for the umpteenth time would get out his pocket watch to give it a polish.
Grandma had a lot of victorian religous pictures about the place and that’s probably why I like them myself as they bring back fond memories. The above picture I got just last week at a charity shop in Fakenham for £2.00. However Mr M does not share my love of these pictures , I have quite a few now and believe it or not they are quite rare. I’m not quite sure what happened to the plethora of victorian religous pictures but there aren’t that many about now.
Sundays now are a lot different to my childhood days. I work as a nurse on some sundays and if i’m not working i’m generally relaxing and sewing and writing in my journals. I do go to the baptist church in Dereham but that is so different to the very strict service of the Church of England . however I have to say I like both types of service and it’s nice to have some diversity amongst the churches.
Well i’m hoping you are all having a relaxed sunday doing what you like best and spending time with family and friends it’s nice to recharge the battereies for the coming week and reflect on days gone past. As for me Mr. M is working until four o clock and then will be home and we will probably have an early supper and off to bed early to read and for me sewing and maybe reading on my kindle.
PS. I will be posting on Wednesday about my recent obsession with sock monkeys and pictures of all my latest makesxxx