Thursday, 28 July 2016

In Vino Veritas


An old friend left the cottage recently.
The old honeysuckle which covered the front door and most of the front of the cottage had become too overwhelming and too heavy to support itself so had to be cut down.
I miss it.
It was a haven for the scores of house sparrows who bicker and argue on the field
and William will miss the facr everything is quiet

At least the old victorian incription can be seen again

In vino veritas

In wine there's truth

30 comments:

  1. Whoa! I love that inscription above your door. Was the cottage once a pub? If it was, I wonder what it was called. I recently walked past a pub in West Melton, South Yorkshire called "Cottage of Content".

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  2. Ywe were told that cottage was an inforal watering point

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  3. Dear William. You must replant...

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  4. Lovely to see the inscription again. Maybe a grapevine over the door would be fitting? William is so patient. I loved the stories of when he used to sit and watch the rabbit.

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  5. I agree with Simone regarding a grapevine and seeing the inscription. Something to do when you're bored.

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  6. 1864.....old enough to be extremely interesting. In wine there is truth, somewhat connecting your earlier post about not saying something too extreme. Such extreme speech is often done under the influence where the sense of repercussions may be dulled.

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  7. in vino verits...how true! that is the coolest thing ever that you have that above your door. your place was built ten years before mine.

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  8. Lovely William. I am starting to have a deep affection for terriers!

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  9. That carved stone is amazing. A permanent record of the cottage's history. Tell William the sparrows will come back.

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  10. And sometimes the old must be cleared away to reveal the older.

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  11. That is sad John... too bad you couldn't have just cut it back and not lose it all together... But my what lovliness it revealed! Hugs! deb

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  12. Lovely old stone, honeysuckle can get carried away though. Nice to 'see' it. Grapevines can be just as territorial unless trained. Sparrows are a lovely addition to a home, would be nice to still invite them. William would appreciate, I'm sure.

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  13. What a wonderful inscription. Can you feel the history in your home?

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  14. Poor little Wills. He seems bereft.

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  15. awwwwwww poor William and just before the flower show !
    There must be something you can plant and some type of woven (?) treilles that some bird friends could visit !

    cheers, parsnip and thehamish

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  16. I call the Sparrow heavy hedges in our village Singing Hedges. Wonderful inscription.

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  17. Your house is older than most of my country. Kind of puts history in perspective.

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  18. You could have trimmed it down. Why cut the whole thing down? You will probably never have the pelasure of those Dunnocks in your life time again, let alone the glorious Honeysuckle.

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    1. Agree why just not give it a haircut!.

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  19. Spadgers, my mum used to call them. I am sure the Honeysuckle will soon return, hopefully more managably than before.

    I love the inscription btw.

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  20. Love the inscription on the stone :-)

    You could find a recording of sparrows and play it every now and then for Williams amusement.

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  21. The honeysuckle will be fine and will probably come back more glorious than ever .... it's probably done it good. These things have to be done in the garden sometimes. XXXX

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  22. We had a wisteria that threatened to swallow our house whole not to mention the old tree that it climbed then killed ... I totally understand cutting it back but you will eventually get tendrils coming up all over the place, more vines in your future.

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  23. Probably, your doorway with that great wise saying, has seen quite a few vines over the decades.

    Hoping you will be starting a new one soon. Tomorrow would be a good day!

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  24. Unreal. That is so cool.

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  25. It will help the house to sell.

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  26. What's this selling business you speak of !

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  27. Good to know the amber nectar was being enjoyed way back in 1674. Unless it was just the trendy slogan du mois....

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  28. Love the vine look . . .
    Love the inscription . . .
    Love the William 'look and listen' . . .
    No doubt vine will grow up and reappear??

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