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Herrington Country Park is a country park and open public space in Sunderland, Tyne and Wear. Located adjacent to Penshaw Monument, the park is on the site of a former colliery. The park has developed into a significant home for wildlife, hosting up to 100 species of bird.
Source = Wikipedia
It is also home to my own Dad’s memory tree, his choice of location. My grandfather also requested his ashes be scattered from Penshaw Monument. So, this month’s location is very close to my heart.
The Lambton Worm
John Lambton, the heir to a wealthy County Durham Estate, catches a strange worm-like creature while fishing in the River Wear as a child when he should have been at church.
Believing it to be devilish in nature, he cast it down a well and thinks know more of it. He grows up to be a knight and goes off to fight in crusades overseas.
In the intervening years, the worm grows into a huge beast, terrorising Wearside and curling itself menacingly around Penshaw Hill.
Returning from battles abroad after many years, John Lambton recognises his responsibility for unleashing the worm. He fights and kills it after advice from a local witch.
However, he is unable to follow through on the witch’s warning that his family will be cursed if he does not kill the first living thing he sees after he kills the beast. The story goes that several of John Lambton’s descendants came to grizzly ends.
Location of the Month
Herrington Country Park & Penshaw Monument
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Enchanted Living is the inspiration behind my Photography, art and creativity.
I am standing amid an aliveness, and that aliveness deserves my attention, my respect, my care …
The insects and birds and animals are singing themselves into being; this autumn land is dreaming and I am part of that dreaming.
Why Is Photography Important?
I’ve read that children feel safe, welcome, seen and loved if there are images of themselves in the family home. I love this idea and think this is something every family needs to know.
You see stories, memories and keepsakes are important. Life is short. Our humanity is what makes us beautiful. The light will never look or be seen the same again and neither will we. We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
I’m Lesley-Anne, also known as LAL.
Our humanity is what makes us beautiful.
The light will never look the same or be seen the same again and neither will we.
We will never have this moment again.
So, let’s capture it!
Why Choose Me, as your Family Photographer
It’s your story and your legacy. It’s how I see your story through my lens.
I am one of a handful of photographers in my area and in the UK that showcase honest, authentic, everyday moments. This is my speciality!
I am noticing delicate, awe-inspiring moments and connection. I am seeing these with every family I am lucky enough to spend time with.
I want to share what I see with you.
I want you to fall in love with your family time and time again!