Monday, 20 October 2008

Home from an away week

Arriving home, knowing you have your own comforts to await you and the post that might hold such lovely things is quite exciting. And in my post was a RAK (random act of kindness) sent to me by Joan from America for taking part in a cake box (click link to see mine) challenge on HSS.

I thought they were gorgeous and so me. So thank you very much Joan, I look forward to using them.

So back to our UK holiday.
Next stop Ironbridge Gorge, a fascinating journey along the history of this gorge, clay pipes, coalport china, iron mining and smelting, pitch. So much to see, we will need to go back for another visit sometime.

A few more visits in Shropshire, Bridgenorth, Shrewsbury (I am a Cadfael book fan), Ludlow. All pretty with so much history.

This is a part of what once was Shrewsbury Abbey and is now a gorgeous church.

The buildings in Shrewsbury were so historical and there were some lovely shops. This one for instance, which I am sorry I can't remember the name of. It was made up of several different rooms and their associated accessories.


Off to Wales then, we have been to Wales for our holidays for the last few years, we just love the coast line and the wild areas. And as you can see Max is in seven heaven on the beach.

The wild life is great too.
We spotted a pair of dolphins quite far away, a seal, salmon leaping up the river and what I think is a red kite.


We found St Dogmaels this time, so thought we should visit. There is a wonderful tea shop and another abbey in ruin. You can just imagine the monks shivering their way from prayer to activity to prayer again.

And no holiday is complete if it can possibly contain trains, and Rob was lucky to get a ride on an unofficial running train. This was near Carmarthen on our way home.

I decided not to take a photo of my wasp sting which had a swollen, red look of about 4" diameter. I thought you might be pleased about that. It is better now and so is my cold.

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