Today l went to my Auntie Richie's funeral. Sad but uplifting. She died too soon at the age of 77. One of the things she loved, and she loved life was Russia, its Art, it's Culture and it's people. She had been there several times and had many Russian friends over there. She would have loved today because believe it or not, it snowed! I can see her throwing snow balls at us in the church yard.
Below are the images l took there and back from the funeral! This was us stopping at a service station for coffee and cakes mainly because Tony got us there nearly 2 hours early!!!
Although the journey driving in the snow was not good, when we reached the village of Burghclere, it was heaving it down, but the village looked beautiful.
The inside of this church always surprises me. The alter reminds me of a Russian Orthodox Church, full of colour and gold. Not what you expect in a small village church in the south of England. The image isn't that clear but as it was a funeral today it didn't feel right to take images. Will go back another time and take some better ones. The whole church has some interseting things in it. For instance there is a glass engraved window, which is the last one the famous engraver Whistler, did before he died. It was to celebrate 2000. We were told many people in the village, wanted to build a toilet to celebrate the new century..glad they lost!
Anyway...goodbye Ritchie, you will be greatly missedx