I IS FOR ?
"I've looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It's life's illusions I recall
I really don't know life at all."
- Joni Mitchell
I nudged himself in disbelief - was that the Queen Mother beckoning us to imbibe a cup of afternoon tea with her in a garden in Grange-Over- Sands, Cumbria ?
Now was this really Laurel and Hardy indulging in a spot
of fishing ?
Morever what were they doing in the close company of the cast of that long running television comedy 'Last of the Summer Wine'?
We stumbled upon this garden accidentally one June day as we went for an afternoon stroll out of the town. It certainly grabs the attention of any passers by being full of brightly planted containers, baskets and all sorts of kitsch garden ornaments. Nestling amongst the flowers are tableux of statues depicting a medley of characters - some real and some fictional from the worlds of literature and television. A plaque on the wall advises invites visitors to take photos and to show their appreciation of the garden by giving a donation to a charity box.
This is my post for this week's ABC Wednesday created by Denise Nesbitt. I have an inkling that if you amble over there now that you will find many more illustrious posts illustrating the
P.S. Stan Laurel was born in Ulverston on the other side of Morecambe Bay to Grange-Over-Sands.