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The town that I live in – St Wulfram’s Church Cemetery

May 21, 2012
I cry a lot because I miss people, they die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”

Maurice Sendak



Recently I paid another visit to St Wulfram’s Church and took some time exploring around the cemetery, which I hadn’t done the first time I went there. The gravestones in it range from the 18th to 19th Century and while mainly quite simple in form, had some very beautiful sentiments that I felt were quite touching.


Death is always a complicated issue to talk about and it took me a while to decide if I should write a post that mainly focuses on death and loss. After giving it some consideration and also reading this post at Creature Comforts, on how the blogging world can sometimes be a little unreal and not reflective of people’s real lives, I thought I should. I have in the last few years had to deal with the death and loss of a few close loved ones and this blog wouldn’t be my personal page if I didn’t feel like I could mention it at least. 


Some people are more comfortable than others writing or even reading about this, but regardless of that it is or it will be part of everyone’s life. Just like taxes, it’s the other thing we can be certain of in life. 


So, with this in mind I hope you enjoy the following photos and writings as much as I did. It is by thinking about death that we can appreciate life.


“Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth”


“Life how short Eternity how long.”


“who was taken away from the evil to come”






“Dear Friends why should you mourn for me? I am but where you soon must be.”


Found these two ladybirds on one of the tombstones, a reminder that regardless of all the death life goes on. 



I will post some more photos of the church’s interior on a later date. Find out more about the church on their official website here.


Thanks to Elisa for sending me the article from where the Maurice Sendak quote came from. 

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The town that I live in – St Wulfram's Church Cemetery

May 21, 2012
I cry a lot because I miss people, they die and I can’t stop them. They leave me and I love them more.”

Maurice Sendak



Recently I paid another visit to St Wulfram’s Church and took some time exploring around the cemetery, which I hadn’t done the first time I went there. The gravestones in it range from the 18th to 19th Century and while mainly quite simple in form, had some very beautiful sentiments that I felt were quite touching.


Death is always a complicated issue to talk about and it took me a while to decide if I should write a post that mainly focuses on death and loss. After giving it some consideration and also reading this post at Creature Comforts, on how the blogging world can sometimes be a little unreal and not reflective of people’s real lives, I thought I should. I have in the last few years had to deal with the death and loss of a few close loved ones and this blog wouldn’t be my personal page if I didn’t feel like I could mention it at least. 


Some people are more comfortable than others writing or even reading about this, but regardless of that it is or it will be part of everyone’s life. Just like taxes, it’s the other thing we can be certain of in life. 


So, with this in mind I hope you enjoy the following photos and writings as much as I did. It is by thinking about death that we can appreciate life.


“Remember thy Creator in the days of thy youth”


“Life how short Eternity how long.”


“who was taken away from the evil to come”






“Dear Friends why should you mourn for me? I am but where you soon must be.”


Found these two ladybirds on one of the tombstones, a reminder that regardless of all the death life goes on. 



I will post some more photos of the church’s interior on a later date. Find out more about the church on their official website here.


Thanks to Elisa for sending me the article from where the Maurice Sendak quote came from. 

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Guest Post – The 5 Most Haunted Destinations in Europe

March 16, 2016
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This week I have a guest post by Jess, who is a travel blogger over at Tripelio.com, who kindly offered to contribute some ideas on some creepy destinations in Europe. Enjoy!

Are you a spook freak even when it’s not Halloween? Or do you just fancy a tour of Europe that’s just a little off the beaten path?

While many ghost tours around Europe are perfectly aware of their cities potential to scare—anywhere people have lived for a couple of hundred years are bound to be spooky—it’s not all Dracula tales and costumery; some of these tales will genuinely give you a fright. With castles and torture, tunnels and murder, there’s plenty to intrigue in these creepy destinations.

So be you a bear or a mouse, test out your nerves on these five haunts in Europe that are bound to raise the hair on your neck!

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OOTD – An icy morning and another graveyard

December 8, 2014

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Finally managed to get some pics done for an outfit post, as it’s becoming frequent for me to hang around a graveyard. Forgive the morbidness but it was the most interesting place around, plus I figured I could spot some interesting funerary art, which I did. These pictures were taken at the Parish Church of Saint Lawrence Little Stanmore Alias Whitchurch, or to be more accurate, the graveyard outside. It’s situated near Edgware, in the North London area and it is now joined the list of graveyards I’ve visited in London.

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What happens when you die?

September 8, 2014

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I’ve been thinking about this a lot. Not particularly about when I physically die, but what will happen to the photos I’ve been posting online all this time?

What if someone saves my photos in a hard drive? What if that hard drive is found some time in the future, in a flea market or something of that sort? Will I be gracing the pages of the future Pinterest as an oddity or a typical citizen of our time, wearing some funky clothes? Anonymously, most likely. Just an anonymous smiley face like many others.

We will never know what’s going to happen, but I would like to think that we (by we, I mean anyone who takes pictures these days, particularly digitally) don’t do it in vain. If my photos will give some future lady the same pleasure I get from seeing fun photos from past decades, it’ll all be worth it.

Photos taken as usual, at the North Acton Cemetery, during a lunch break. Will be joining the ladies over at Visible Monday with my simple outfit, comprising a TK Maxx dress, a second hand satchel, some tights bought on sale from Primark and some really really old sparkly Zara flats. . I am also happy to announce that there will be lot’s of blogging this week around these parts. Yay!