Travelling the world as we do, we meet a great number of fascinating and wonderful people, and we see and learn about equally fascinating places. However that doesn’t mean that there are not beautiful places to visit here in the UK – or that the people are not interesting and friendly too.
This half term we took ourselves off for a real rest in a little cottage in the Shropshire Hills. No internet and no mobile phone signal – perfect!
Shropshire is really one of the most attractive and charming of counties. Years ago when I worked for the PM’s Rural Advocate I aways enjoyed our trips to the West Midlands.
In the space of a week (despite the rain…) Stephanie and I walked through some stunning scenery, saw some historic and archaelogical sites, drunk in some lovely old pubs, and had cream teas with some very welcoming locals.
We stayed in a small cottage in Ditton Priors that was decorated in a style that immediately made us feel at home.
Indonesian masks, african spears and a bommerang!
Even Stephanie’s little car felt at home…
The Jubilee celebration crowds outside our bedroom window were pretty well behaved.
The weather made for very disappointing classic car spotting – just a three-wheeler Lomax in the local village.
On the last day I went for a nice long ride overlooking Ludlow Castle and began contemplating spending a lot more time up there – we would certainly recommend the cotage we stayed in – called the Granary, http://www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/accommodationdetails.php?estid=202
Tomorrow it’s back to work to build up some stress to take out on ROJ…