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December 14 2010

Shrewsbury

overcast 2 °C

Rob Poleykett decided to return from India last Friday and as his brother John (and Ros and Connor) looked like he would be calling into Shrewsbury on the way to Dublin, we decided to head up there (it's only 3 hours straight across the country)

And yes, everybody was there, even Jo. Somehow Rob managed to get a table at the Golden Cross Hotel (dating back to 1428) and a good time was had by all, especially those who had 2 pints of 6% Tanners Winterwarmer from the Wye Valley Brewery

On Wednesday after everyone else had left, Rob, Jeni and I drove the 10 miles to the lovely village of Much Wenlock and poked around in cafes, galleries and bookshops - we tried to get into the ruined priory but it was closed just like every other bloody English Heritage or National Trust property in the UK. Why can't they stagger the closure of properties so that the many tourists who don't want to come here in summer, can actually see something. Come November 1, pretty much everything closes

As soon as we got back to Rob's place, he ripped several parsnips out of the ground and made us soup

Much Wenlock2

Much Wenlock2

Posted by kforge 08:41 Archived in United Kingdom

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