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  • Something sweet and simple this Saturday bank holiday weekend.
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Bank holidays originated in 1871 and a 2011 article by the BBC mentioned that many of the chosen dates were rooted in tradition much deeper than the Victorian era.
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May Day as a bank holiday is new, 1971 new. While the bank holiday creation itself was associated with International Worker's Rights day, May Day has a further root. Think pre-Christian pagan festivals and celebration of spring and fertility.
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The BBC article on bank holiday was an interesting read. If interested, Google "The Politics of Bank Holiday and BBC".
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I am hoping to catch a bit of pole dancing this weekend. But we'll see. Have a great weekend, all!
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  • A little wander to Saffron Walden. Another fantastic medieval town. This time in Essex county.
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An old town. Wikipedia said from way back Neolithic time but I really didn't spend time digging to confirm if Wikipedia is correct 😊
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It was originally named Walden. From the 16th-17th century, saffron (that red stringy herb to add to Mediterranean type dishes), were grown here and the name of the plant got added on to Walden thus the current town name of Saffron Walden.
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You Americans. If your Puritan ancestors came from England and was a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, there is a chance that they came from Saffron Walden.
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Came here to see a friend. A bit of a catch up and wander. Hope your Friday's lovely πŸ’ž
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  • Golden hour over the Alhambra, Granada a few weeks ago.
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Alhambra, meaning the red castle in Arabic. A 9th century fortress rebuilt in the 13th century to become what you see today, a palace, fortress and UNESCO World Heritage site.
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This cold weather has been making me ponder the idea of moving to a warmer/hotter location 😜. Then if that happens, we all would have to listen to me moan about how hot it is and me pondering about moving back πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ Never happy 🀣
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Feeling super blessed that it's only the weather that I am complaining about.
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Have a fantastic Thursday, folks!
  • A bit of #wisteriahysteria find and I was informed that Hovis bred sign is about 100-years-old. To the left, not in frame, is a bakery. Voted the 2015 most loved bakery in East Anglia. I did stop by and it is lovely!
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I was given the info that while not the same families, there has always been a bakery in that premise since the 17th century. This kind of history always blows my mind. I don't know why. Maybe just the thought of how long a building has been in use for that one specific business.
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I have no idea what happened to the weather but it is grey and super cold today. A contrast to this photo that I took just yesterday.
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I hope you are keeping warm πŸ’œπŸŒΏ
  • I have a serious need for pink and a gorgeous timber 🏑 in my feed.
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As I mentioned in the previous post, Lavenham was one of the richest medieval village in England. The wealth mainly came from the wool industry.
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What do most people do when they are doing well economically? Bigger and/or better house of course 😊 Life though is like a roller coaster. The economy declined as more inexpensive AND fashionable clothing were brought in by the Dutch refugees in the later part of the 16th century.
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What do most people do when they have little money? They quit doing major home improvements of course ☺️
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This is why Lavenham looks like how it was some hundreds of years ago! The homeowners didn't have the extra money to update the homes to the next latest style!
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Now Lavenham is a vibrant village frequent by many visitors. No other village does medieval Suffolk better!
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Happy 🐫 day!
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  • Tea for two at the crooked house, anybody? Who would you take to have afternoon tea with you?
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Decided to visit Lavenham today for lunch. Just me, myself and I. We watched the sixth Harry Potter last night, it had scenes from Lavenham, and I just thought it was a sign I should give it a visit 😊
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Lavenham is one of England's best preserved medieval village. It used to be one of the richest town in England. It got rich from wool.
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Hope your Tuesday was fantastic!

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