Spring has sprung

So this weekend saw yet more snow arrive in Shropshire & in fact over most of the Uk, Shrewsbury for some reason (maybe because its in the bow of the River Severn) had a sprinkling of the stuff but not enough to warrant panic buying & rioting, but sadly enough to force me to cancel…

A Catch Up

Since my break up I have neglected to bore you with what I have been up to! I can assure you that I have not been sat in the house, like a recluse and with an ever increasing number of pets in the style of Little Edie. I have in fact been busy a) with…

Snow!

With the temperatures as low as they are at the moment, I am reminded of the Winter of 2010. I was living at the farm and during the worst of the snow fall it would take me almost 90 minutes to make the usual 30 minute journey to work. I was also reminded of the…

Estate Living

The perk of living on a Country Estate was the access to areas that most people didn’t have access to. I was able to walk what was known as the Back Drive, usually with only the company of Thomas and surrounded by ancient woodland, the Shropshire Hills and some wonderful things left from the old…

Haunted!

I started working at Madeley Court in the late October of 2001, I remember the time of year as there were a score of carved pumpkins dotted around the hotel and in particular I remember the glowing faces watching you from the first floor landing as you crossed the courtyard to get to your car…

The Banqueting Tower

At Heritage Open Day weekend, I was lucky enough to be the first person to visit the spectacular Elizabethan banqueting tower that stands rather majestically on the hill above the SevernValley just outside of Eyton upon Severn. The banqueting tower was a common feature in the Elizabethan landscapes and there are few remaining standing nowadays….

The Temple

Sunday was the Heritage Open Day weekend, where it gave people a oppurtunity¬†to look around buildings, sites and areas that have wonderful history to them, and that are not always open to the public. I of course jumped at the chance of visiting a couple of Shropshire’s wonderful follies that are now run as holiday…