I've had a nice day out today with my friend Angela. The plan was to go to Bransby Horses near Lincoln. I support this charity by sending a cheque twice a year, this time I thought it would be nice to hand it to them in person, and have a look around at the same time. We set off at 11am.
On the way there Angela, who knows the area well, said there is a Green Burial Park at Laughton. I said let's have a look at that. I have never seen one before. They are usually in out of the way places and aren't noticeable unless you are looking for one.
We went down a long rough track lane and pulled into the parking area. A man was just about to leave, he had been to visit his family plot. We struck up a conversation with him and he was happy to talk us through how it all works.
We had a stroll around the grounds. It's a 45 acre site. We picked up leaflets from the box at the gate. The area is surrounded by trees, and pathways have been mowed into the grass to make it easier to walk around. We both agreed that this would be a lovely place to be laid to rest.
A man came walking towards us, he was dressed in a smart suit and was carrying a document folder. He was looking for some people who he had arranged to meet there, and thought that we were them. It turned out that he is a funeral director and owns the land. Of course we had loads of questions to ask him. How lucky it was that he turned up at that moment in time. What a nice man.
The people he had arranged to meet turned up, so he walked across to greet them.
Take a look at these wonderful living willow benches.
There is a fishing lake. We saw something fluttering on the surface in the middle of it so I zoomed in to have a look. From a distance it looked like ducks flapping their wings, it was very windy.
No, it is lily pads. There are more close to the waters edge.
Here is the link to the Respect Green Burial Park web site.
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I've got some horsey pictures. I'll post them tomorrow. Thanks for popping in.
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