shropshire

Sugar, Sugar

Sugar, Sugar

Life
“Sugar, ah honey honey You are my candy girl And you’ve got me wanting you Honey, ah sugar sugar…” (Lyrics from ‘Sugar, Sugar’ by The Archies) You might wonder why ... Read more
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Acton Scott Historic Working Farm

Life, Travel
On a rare, sunny, April Saturday, we headed to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm near Church Stretton in South Shropshire for a trip out. I’d wanted to go ever since ... Read more
Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle

Travel
Ludlow Castle stands proudly above the River Teme in South Shropshire. Dating from around 1085 with later additions, the castle features architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. This ... Read more
Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Snowdrops at Stanton Lacy Church

Etc, Life, Travel
The church of St Peter at Stanton Lacy in the South Shropshire countryside is well-known for its beautiful carpet of snowdrops which adorn its churchyard at this time of year. ... Read more
Acton Burnell Castle

Acton Burnell Castle

Travel
Down a lane in deepest, darkest Shropshire lie the peaceful remains of Acton Burnell Castle. I hadn’t actually intended on visiting them that Friday morning a few weeks ago, but ... Read more
Buildwas Abbey

Buildwas Abbey

Travel
With the sun out and a visit to Wenlock Priory already under our belts, we headed three and a half miles up the road from Much Wenlock to Buildwas Abbey. ... Read more
Wenlock Priory

Wenlock Priory

Life, Travel
On a sunny April morning, down a narrow road in Much Wenlock, Shropshire, we found the tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory. A religious house was first founded there around 680 ... Read more
An Introduction to Letterpress Printing

An Introduction to Letterpress Printing

Etc, Life
Today, I got an introduction to letterpress printing! Working in the pre-press department of a local modern print company means I have an interest in all things print, so when ... Read more
Autumn at Attingham Park

Autumn at Attingham Park

Travel
On a crisp autumnal day, I decided to visit Attingham Park. Nestled away in the Shropshire countryside near Atcham, Shrewsbury, Attingham Hall and its estate were originally built for the ... Read more
Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Shetland Tea & Murder Mystery with Ann Cleeves

Books & Films
Once again, Booka Bookshop in Oswestry proved themselves worthy of their UK & Ireland Independent Bookshop of the Year (2015) award when they put on the Shetland Tea & Murder ... Read more
Wroxeter Roman City

Wroxeter Roman City

Travel
“All round the Wrekin” is a common phrase used in these parts to mean “the long way around”… Well, we actually did go all round the Wrekin on our way ... Read more
Haughmond Abbey

Haughmond Abbey

Travel
Following on from our visit to Moreton Corbet Castle last month, Mum and I drove the short distance to another English Heritage property, Haughmond Abbey. Haughmond Abbey stands on the ... Read more
Clun Castle

Clun Castle

Travel
On the way back from Stokesay Castle last weekend, we decided to drop by Clun Castle. Situated on the edge of the small town of Clun in Shropshire, the 13th-century ... Read more
Stokesay Castle

Stokesay Castle

Travel
Just a hop, skip and a jump over the Welsh border into Shropshire and a drive through Clun Valley took us to the picturesque Stokesay Castle, yesterday. Situated in the ... Read more
Merangz

Merangz

Food
I’d like to introduce you to Merangz. Made by Flower & White, these meringues tick several boxes for me… They’re delicious, made fairly locally (just over the border in Shropshire) ... Read more