Last weekend we escaped to the beautiful countryside of Shropshire and spent 3 nights in a lovely self catering cottage outside the village of Clun. Our reason for choosing this area was that there was a Green Man Festival on in Clun over the weekend (more about the Green Man in another post). The cottage was way up near the woods and all you could hear were sheep and birds - wonderful.
The photo below is the view out of our bedroom window :
Clun is a small village but has a lot going on throughout the year, with several festivals to entertain people. Our first day was spent exploring the village and some of the surrounding area - we really liked the wild boar sculpture that someone had in their garden, and the purple flowers that adorned lots of the old stone walls.
We visited Trinity Hospital which was built in 1615 - a chapel and almshouses for 12 old men to live in. The grounds are lovely and there are still people living in the almshouses.
|A statue of two of the former residents|
Me and Bertie Boo
|Fabulous door in Clun|
|Don't you just love this door knocker?|
One of the local pubs had a name that I had to take a photo of - it's named after a ship called the Kangaroo.
After exploring we headed back to the cottage, Ken and Bertie explored the woods and then we settled down for a relaxing night in front of a lovely wood heater.
|Ken loved making fire - to the point that we had to open the windows as we were too hot|
As you can see he's very shy and didn't want his picture taken
Can you spot the mouse above?
My two boys relaxing in the cottage
That's it for day one - too much to put in one post. Look forward to graveyards, castles, Mummers, and of course the Green Man.
Until next time, stay safe and look after each other.
Pamela & Ken