Flowers for Berwick: Weeds for Cheltenham

Had a quiet week, so not  a lot to tell you about. However the week started with a visit to the Flower Festival at Deerhurst

The  old Anglo Saxon  Church completely fills with  flowers on themed subjects,  over the entire August Bank Holiday period. This year's theme was 'Desert Island Discs.'

More info on the church here:deerhurst

So here for your viewing, a selection of flower pictures.

As you can see, a lot of thought went into the process and it is really good to see the church used in this way.


Older readers may remember the fondness our family has for the Holy Island of Lindisfarne in the county of Northumberland. A place we have visited over the years.


Six miles from the Island is the town of Berwick upon Tweed.  It is situated on the border of England and Scotland. Uniquely  the town's football team Berwick Rangers plays in the Scottish Third Division, although it is situated in England.

Berwick Rangers

If you log on to the above site, you will see on the badge two lions, one for England, one for Scotland.
Another first for the club.

 Because of financial irregularities, the once mighty Glasgow Rangers have been, this season demoted to the Third Division and last week, on the television I saw Berwick's home match against  Glasgow Rangers.

They played above their weight (BR in black & gold)  and drew with Glasgow 1- 1.
In fact, they should have won; if their last minute goal had not, unfairly been disallowed.
So bouquets to the " Wee Jers." great stuff and hugely entertaining.

Yesterday it was the turn of Cheltenham Town AFC ( The Robins ) who were home to Accrington Stanley.
The sun was out; the crowd was building and  The Robins thus far were unbeaten after six and half hours of football. The stage was set.

Even the referee and his two assistants were training for the match ahead.

The young reserve team, sauntered by.

Then the match started and oh dear Cheltenham were never 'at the races.' Their defence was unbalanced and sloppy and they seemed clueless with attack. As Manager Yates remarked afterwards in a post-match interview, there were no positives to be taken out at all.

Very disappointing- Must Improve SOON.

Score 0-3 !

Whisper quietly, we may be in for an indian summer next week. I hope so. Enjoy.



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