As we were walking this afternoon I noticed that there were a lot of buildings with weather vanes (sometimes called wind vanes or weathercocks). A weather vane is an instrument that shows the direction of the wind and are typically used as architectural ornaments on the highest point of a building. They are generally decorative and the most common ones feature the traditional cockerel with letters indicating the points of the compass.
The six that we saw today all featured different symbols (including the traditional cockerel).
And now to the telephone box. What can be different about a telephone box? Well this one was situated in a small village and had been turned into a library. What a great idea. There was a notice on the box telling you where to go to obtain the combination for the padlock if you wanted to swap a book and in these days when libraries are closing down all the time because of financial implications it was great to see the villagers had come up with their own solution.
I am planning to weed my massive collection of paperbacks, especially as I read a lot on Kindle these days, although I find it difficult to let books go (not that I am planning on losing too many) so have decided I will donate them to the telephone box library.
Until next time ....