Archive for the tag 'Shropshire'

… on a autumn day

Today was the first time that I have had an opportunity to take my new car out for a leisurely drive. I decided to go to Attingham Park after lunch and perhaps indulge in an afternoon ‘naughty cake’ delight whilst I was there.

I took my small camera with me thinking that [...]

10 Comments CherryPie on Sep 27th 2017

When I finished work at the end of June I had lots of plans for the summer months, including days out in the sun. The summer didn’t quite happen and there has hardly a day gone by without rain at some point during the day. I have enjoyed my time; having space for myself, clearing [...]

6 Comments CherryPie on Aug 22nd 2017

Shortly after lunchtime the sun made a brief appearance so I grabbed my my camera and headed off to Buildwas Abbey. It is a perfect tranquil place to enjoy the sunshine.
As I a sat on a bench I was reminded of a previous visit when I was treated to the sounds of a Benedictine chant [...]

14 Comments CherryPie on Aug 2nd 2017

Just as a fire is covered by smoke and a mirror is obscured by dust… wisdom is hidden by selfish desire.
The Bhagavad Gita

14 Comments CherryPie on Mar 19th 2017

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SunnyCroft

A comfortable home telling the story of a brewer, a widow and three generations of the Lander family
Tucked away on the edge of Wellington is this rare suburban villa and mini-estate. As you walk up the large avenue of Wellingtonia trees the red-brick villa is unexpectedly revealed offering a chance to immerse yourself in a [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Mar 1st 2017

…for spotting steam trains.

It is a lovely place to visit not only do you get a guided tour that explains the history and how the mill works.  There is also opportunity to walk around the mill pools and through the surrounding woodlands which allow views of the mill from different perspectives.
There is also the opportunity [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 17th 2017

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Clun Castle

Clun castle was built in the late 11th century to proclaim Norman dominance over this part of the Welsh Marches. It later became home to the Fitzalans, and important ruling family.
After the Norman Conquest in 1066, the border between Wales and England remained an usettled area. William the Conqueror granted lands here to his followers [...]

21 Comments CherryPie on Feb 15th 2017

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