|Red Sky In Tawstock|
The village was like a different world, people we saw actually smiled and would pass the time of day. The gentleman in the house next to our cottage we discovered had a German partner - my wife was born in Germany too.
As we walked in the drizzle we couldn't help but notice an invasion - of scarecrows!
The first scarecrow we saw was keeping himself dry with an umbrella as he rested on the wooden gate. Someone had written a note to tell passers by this is 'the only gay in the village'.
The following day, in the evening, Dr Who had arrived - scarecrow style with the old fashioned red phone box adapted as the Tardis.
The sign simply read: "Dr Who?"
When we got back to the cottage one of the first things I noticed was a set of Dr Who books on a shelf.
The next evening there were two scarecrows in the porch of the house next to our cottage. The sign puzzled me: "Art and Ruby before the 5 pigeons get home."
And so the scarecrows multiplied.
The same evening as we saw 'Art and Ruby' we watched the sunset as it turned to red - one of the reddest skies I have seen in the UK.
As we sat in the back garden of the cottage the sun gradually dropped from the sky.
Some places are magical and Tawstock is such a place - it even has its own Holy Well. The first record of this is in the 14th century, some say it goes back to Saxon times.
And right next to the Holy Well is the village Primary School - it must be magical to start your education somewhere like this.
Oh, and when we first discovered the scarecrow invasion we also noticed local dog statues were now wearing ribbons.
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