Saturday, 24 June 2017

Great Missenden & Amersham

Hello, Crafters.

Yesterday went as well as could be expected. There were about 100 people who attended Liz's! The reception was held after the ceremony at the King's Arm.

Although Liz's funeral wasn't until 3.30 pm yesterday afternoon, we left home at 9.30 am for the one and a half hour journey up to the Funeral Directors. I had arranged for hubby and I to see Liz so we could pay her our last respects.

This left us with quite a bit of time before the service, so we decided to have a slow stroll around Great Missenden, which is the lovely little village where Liz lived.

Great Missenden is a typical English village, which is famous for being the home for the Roald Dahl family. 

This famous children's author and his family were friends and neighbours of Liz. There is the Roald Dahl Museum in the village.

Photograph 1: the Red Pump Garage was featured in Roald Dahl's book called Danny Champion of the World.

Photographs: 2-4: the Roald Dahl Museum

Photograph 5: Church of St Peter and St Paul, Great Missenden where Roald Dahl is buried
Photograph 6: Roald Dahl's gravestone

Photograph 7: Footptints of the Big Friendly Giant - BFG - which lead to the graves.
Photograph 8: the circular wooden bench near the grave that was erected in Roald Dahl's memory by his children and grandchildren. Their names are engraved on the back of each seat.
 Photograph 9 and 10: two views of Great Missenden.

We had a light lunch in one of the local coffee shops and then took a drive to Amersham, another pretty English Village, where the service and reception were being held.

Photograph 11: a floral model village fair being bulit by two ladies from the Amersham in Bloom Team!
Photograph 12: just by where the two ladies were working there was a water fountain in a small pond. This set of seven steps have been built to help the frogs and toads in and out of the pond!
Photograph 13: an old water pump left in place where it was built!
 Photograph 14: the King's Arms where the reception was held.
Photograph 15: a front door we saw as we walked around Amersham village! The cottage is called Christmas cottage, and the curved arch looks like a design we might find on a stamp!

This weekend I have two classes, so I have a lot to prepare and get ready! So until tomorrow, happy crafting.



  1. Tho it was a sad occasion for you I would like to thank you for the wonderful tour. I've been to Europe, in fact lived in Iceland for 3 yrs. I never got to England. Now realize I missed so much. Love all your pictures.

    1. Hi, Beverly. I'm so pleased you enjoyed this little photo tour of a very beautiful part of England. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  2. I am so pleased the funeral for your friend Liz went well and that you were able to spend time in Great Missenden. I have visited there many times as a child because my Aunt and Uncle lived in that area on Lee Common. I have enjoyed looking at your photos very much. The last time I was in Missenden I went to the Abbey for the wedding of my cousin. It was lovely. On another note I am enjoying your you tube videos and I'm so grateful to you for sharing your talents. Thank you

    1. Hi, Adena. I'm so pleased my photographs have evoked some happy memories for you! I'm also glad you enjoy my tutorials! ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  3. Hi Jan, as Beverly said, sad occasion, but I did enjoy you beautiful pictures. I was born and lived in England for 27 years, these pictures bring back such happy memories, I miss it so much! Thank you very much for sharing!

    1. Hi, SueB. Yes, it was very sad but everything went well, and we're both feeling a bit brighter now. I'm so pleased you enjoyed my photographs of Great Missenden and Amersham - it's such a pretty part of this picturesque country. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.

  4. Sad occasion for your family Jan but what a beautiful place x

    1. Hi, Rachael22Jane. Yes, it certainly is a beautiful part of England. ☺ Happy crafting, JanB.