Tuesday, 2 September 2008

"Twill sharpen your wits to cross Clun bridge" ;-)


We're taking a break very soon and ... we're off to one of our favourite counties, Shropshire.
Farmhouse accommodation...which means a good, hearty breakfast.. as dear DH won't tolerate this 'continental ****' as he calls it! We've stayed at the same farmhouse a few times and it never fails to disappoint.

I've spent the morning planning, although often the best days are spent when you don't plan, I know. I just wanted to be sure that everything we want to do, fits into our time away!!

And so... if anyone can recommend ...coffee shops, tea rooms, pubs, antiques/flea markets, junk shops, places of historical interest, gardens,village etc... here are the places on my list so far (including the journey there and back!) :
Chepstow ; Monmouth ; Hay On Wye ; Clun; Craven Arms ; Church Stretton; Ludlow ; Leominster (and the 'black and white trail'); Shrewsbury ; Wroxeter ; Nantwich (a bit off my map but a place that I've never visited!)

I've already earmarked this and I'm longing to visit : The Land of Lost Content

It looks fabulous!
Hopefully, I won't even need to take a blogging break because at the weekend, my dear DH bought me a pressy... I became the proud owner of ....an Apple iphone! So I can still keep up with what everyone else is doing as well!


23 comments:

Simone said...

Lucky you! I have never been to any of those places. There are so many places I want to visit in the UK. Please take lots of photos to show us!

Shropshire Girl said...

Yay your are coming to Shropshire! De Greys in Ludlow is a must for tea. To be honest there is nothing to see at Craven Arms, but take a look at Stokesay Castle just south of CA on the A49. Gosh there are just too many places to recommend though. Have a lovely trip and post piccies.
Sandra.x.

Alison Boon said...

Woohoo for technology. Good to see the youngsters hard at it crafting away. Enjoy your wonderful break.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Hope you have a lovely time in Shropshire. Used to live in Wolverhampton so spent happy hours around Church Stretton, Long Mynd, Wenlock Edge etc. (loved Acton Scott far museum = is it still on the go) Once, after a long walk at C>S> walked past a window set for afternoon Sunday tea - fruit cake, trifle, large flowered tea pot just being put on a stand - have never forgotten the sight (we were hungry and thirsty) it has stayed with me over the years.

April said...

Hay on Wye is just lovely, lots of fab second hand bookshops (especially the one near the castle)

Have a great time

April xx

Rosie said...

How lovely, sounds like you have a full itinerary already but Ironbridge and the Blists Hill museum are a great visit. Haughmond Abbey near Shrewsbury is beautiful. Much Wenlock is lovely and when we were there a year or two ago we found a great cafe called The Edge. Nantwich is a historic little town with several nice cafes - one of them has a 1920s shop you can sit and look at whilst having your coffee - it is in a delicatessen can't remember the name. Also at Albrighton there is RAF Cosford and David Austin Roses within a stone's throw of each other. Have a great time:)

She'sSewPretty said...

I hope you're having a wonderful time! I would recommend you come see me but we're many miles apart!! I did a post for you today. You'll have to go see

Lucy Bloom said...

Hi Sal, oh lucky you, I've been to Shropshire a couple of times and love it. Leominster is the best for antiques, loads of them, you must visit Utter Clutter (if you google it you can get a map) which is tucked away on a side road, most of the others are all along one road, I don't remember the name of it but I'm sure you'll find it easily enough. Ludlow has some lovely shops too and Shrewsbury has tons of charity shops. Can't say about the other places as I haven't been to them. Wish I was going with you!

funkymonkey said...

Shropshire is lovely, as are all the places you mentioned. I went to Stokesay Castle a fortnight ago and it's lovely. Gorgeous little bookshop in Much Wenlock.

Isobel said...

Hope you are having a great time! ;)
x

Petticoat Lane said...

You're going to have a wonderful time. I can't wait to see the snaps when you return!!
Now an Apple iphone sounds just what I need to 'feed' my blogging addiction! However have I managed without one??? What a kind husband you have.
Jane. xx

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Sal, Shropshire is a county that I would like to visit oneday...I will look forward to seeing your photos. Have a wonderful time and enjoy the hearty Farmhouse breakfasts. Lucky girl getting an Apple iphone.
Carol xx

this is my patch said...

Have a lovely time Sal. Don't laugh but we always choose where we are going to stay after reading their breakfast review. I am OK with continental but my OH does love his Full English when on holiday! x

Julia said...

Clun has a special place in my heart as it's where my grandad was born and raised. And Bridgnorth is another lovely old town - if you get there, go to 'Bailey's' on the High Street - lovely food!!

Have fun :0)

Bobbie Lynn said...

Have a wonderful time. Looks beautiful.

Miaou said...

Oh I love shropshire, many years since I've been! Hope you have a great time.

Cowboys and Custard said...

Corve Street in Ludlow.. fab antique shops down either side of the street!
Enjoy Sal.. and bring me back a stick of rock.. please!

Sandra Evertson said...

Fabulous spot!
Sandra Evertson

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

We are missing you loads!
Make sure to do a post about your lovely Break!
We can wait to see the photos!
I hope that you and your DH are enjoying yourselves!
Kisses
debbie Moss

Country Bliss said...

Never been to Shropshire but the land of lost content sounds great. Lucky you to have a husband that buys you an iphone!
Have a great time.
Yvonne

Jennie said...

ooh hope you are having a fabulous time!!! :D

Marie Antionette said...

Just have a good time and don't cross any wooden bridges..LOL..Marie Antionette

Shirl said...

Have a lovely break ... :0)