Sunday, 5 March 2017

5 in 5 - March 2017 - A day with Joy

Welcome to '5 in 5' where on the 5th of
each month I post 5 photos that I have
taken in 5 minutes.

The other week I was lucky enough to meet up with my blog friend, Joy. Her mother lives about an hours drive away and as she was staying with her for a few days Joy invited me to meet up. Of course I said yes!

We arranged to meet at Greensted Church, which is the oldest wooden church in the world. Excavations undertaken in  1960 revealed the two earlier timber structures dating from the 6th, and 7th centuries and the church's history includes the work of Saxon, Norman, Tudor and Victorian builders.  As you can imagine, it is an interesting place to visit. Unfortunately we couldn't venture inside as the church was locked, but there was enough in the grounds to appreciate and photograph:

I was interested to find a 12th century Crusaders grave...

And a lepers hole...

 Can you see it in the wall here?

And finally, the wonderful craftsmanship.  I took lots of photos of the textures and grain of the wood I used to use textures as a layer beneath a photograph, to add detail and interest. Perhaps I will get round to doing this again one day.

But for now I am sneaking an extra photo in of Joy. We had a lovely day, visiting the steam railway and enjoying lunch in a pub that Joy used to know back in the days when she lived locally. Come back again soon Joy!

If you fancy picking up your camera to join in with 5in5 it could be lovely to have your company!   

Here's what you do and there are more details here

1.  Choose a location.

2.  Have your camera ready.

3.  Set a timer for 5 minutes (I use my mobile phone).

4.  Take as many photos you can (or wish to) until the time is up.

5.  Choose 5 photos to download and share by using the link tool below.

                              You have until the 25th of the month to add your photos.

I seem to have a bit of a history theme going on as my post last month was about my family tree. And I always look forward to seeing what others share, so thank you to Melanie, Paula, Mary-Lou, Melissa, Karen, Susan, Alexa and Borqna for joining in last month and linking up. I am often inspired by others ideas and photos, so please link below if you would like to take part. I'll be back next month - enjoy the weeks in between... 


  1. What an interesting place/church to visit. Amazing that what they built in the 6th & 7th century is still around ... now let's talk about the roads they build these days! (lol).

  2. It looks like a very interesting place to visit & sounds like a nice meet-up!

    I took five photos today & will be sharing those in a few days. :)

  3. That's fascinating. I knew about the old wooden churches in Norway, but I had no idea that the oldest was a bit closer to home.

  4. That church looks totally seeped in history. What a fascinating place. Is it still a church? How great as well to meet up with a fellow blogger.

    1. Yes, they still hold services here Maggie.


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