Through the village, I spied various very early flowering plants in front gardens, but we continued past the locked church, to the path over the swollen river, and walked a little way along it just to check whether any of the small islands of reeds had been washed away.
On our way back, we found that the Church of the Assumption of our Lady, which dates from the early Norman period was open. We usually have a sit on the bench and enjoy a little rest there. On our many walks past, this was the first time the Church was unlocked, and decided to have a little visit. Mr S read the history notes, but I just had a peep at the various wall plaques and simple but very effective arrangements of holy and ivy with white candles..
and then on our way out, amongst various notices I found this one..someone has a great sense of humour!