Archive for the tag 'Ludlow'

When we arrived at breakfast we noticed a new gentleman that seemed to be in charge of the dining room. The breakfast area was calm and efficient with none of the chaos we had experienced over the previous few days. The tea was perfect, two individual pots with just the right amount of teabags. My [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2017

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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England. During the civil war of the 12th century [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Feb 9th 2017

…Beautiful scenery from my afternoon out and about in Shropshire

14 Comments CherryPie on Dec 29th 2016

Today was my first day back to work after the bank holiday weekend. Weather-wise it can only be described as a wash out. Rain, rain and more rain. However the weekend itself was not a wash out.
The new cooker has been repaired, all that was required was a new bolt on the fan. It turned [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Sep 2nd 2015

A orange globe appeared in the sky and stayed all weekend which is rather strange and unusual for a bank holiday.  I had a busy weekend spring cleaning, but also found time to chill out and read for a while.
Today the weather was too good to miss so we headed out in the direction of [...]

18 Comments CherryPie on May 6th 2013

Stokesay castle as we see it today was built in the 1280s to 90s by Laurence of Ludlow who was a wool merchant and one of the richest men in England. Although it appears military in appearance it was not intended to withstand a serious siege, but was designed to protect his wealth and [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Jan 7th 2012