11 October 2009

A walk about the village

Isn’t it funny how we go about our own lives and never really give a thought to what others around the world are up to? Then we start blogging and all that changes. I only really started this blog as my sister had one and I wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Now I try and blog every day. It’s mainly for me and my family (living so far apart it’s an easy way to keep up to date with the daily goings on in our house!) but I do love it when others stop by and leave a comment. What could be nicer than few nice words, from someone you’ve never met before, about something from your everyday life?
To welcome my visitors from around the world I thought I’d do a quick tour around the village of Fochabers. We’ve only lived here for 3 years (after moving 9 miles down the road from Elgin) but it feels like home already. It has everything we could need from two butchers to a hairdressers to arts and antiques and a medical centre and supermarket.
:: The fountain in the square.


:: Baxters - where they make soup, jam, preserves etc

:: St Mary's Catholic church. One of 4 churches in the village (even though one is now the museum).

:: The Primary school where Samuel used to go.

:: The salmon on the roundabout leading to the village.

:: The Fochaberian garden - The names of all the famous people from Fochabers are in these gardens. Along with picnic benches and a delightful view of the River Spey.

:: Another view of the garden.


Well that's about all the photos I can find at the moment but I thought I'd show some of the local area in the next few weeks. (Taking a leaf out of Abi's blog and showing the area where I live.) Thanks for taking the time to stop by and have a read :)

7 comments:

  1. I love this post. I like the pictures of the flowers. It's so colourful we don't get much of that around here. I was especially surprised in the end where i found the link to my blog THANK YOU

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  3. DOn't advertise the village too well, there won't be room left for me and mine! x

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  4. What a lovely village! We were in Scotland about twenty years ago, and I absolutely fell in love with everything from the landscape to the people. I have never felt so at home in a place since I was a small child. And your village sounds charming.

    St. Augustine is a bit of hustle and bustle (we have a retreat there... though it is not a getaway in terms of lazing about)... and I love the European feel to the town.

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  5. Yes indeed, it is a beautiful place and so glad that it feels like home!

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  6. Liz, you live in such a beautiful place! Your pictures really capture the village and all it has to offer.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Oh, and I love the new look of your blog! It's gorgeous!

    Blessings,
    Teresa

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  7. HOw nice that is to see somebody's home village. I always like to see how people live. Thank you for showing us around.

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