Thursday, 13 May 2010

It wasn't all eating!


time for coffee - and the most enormous coffee eclair

When you are tired, cold and have been working 'on the job' non-stop for four days, a little time off is perhaps deserved. Ours came unexpectedly after Malvern, for our motorhome was booked in for a service in Ludlow. Rather than travel back over the River Severn, and on eastwards to our home in the Cotswolds, and then take the three hour journey north west to Ludlow the very next morning, we drove straight from the Showground to the little campsite we had found on an earlier visit; that took us only just over an hour and we had Sunday afternoon to relax, after having had a delicious lunch in the Conservatory Barn Cafe at the Ludlow Food Centre.

goat's cheese quiche laced with spinach, and a delicious salad

That (lunch, and food shopping) was my treat to Raymond for struggling in the cold and rain of Malvern to take all the photos I needed (he took around 500) for the articles that were to follow, the first of which is already dispatched. I write the second today.

Up bright and early therefore on the Monday, we had delivered the motorhome by 8.30am, caught a bus into the town centre and were enjoying breakfast in the sandwich bar / cafe that we had also discovered on a previous visit. Then we had the morning to kill, so to the museum to escape the chilly wind; to a bookshop-cum-artshop for supplies; to my favourite little shop for unusual paper napkins for art-journaling; and to the market for the fabric stall that always sells bargains. This time, I found furnishing fabric for book covers and a roll of tartan voile for only £5.00! (So all my fabric book covers are likely to be lined with this for quite a while.) We had collected the van by 3.00pm and were home by 6.00, feeling remarkably relaxed and rested, driving through such loveliness as to make the heart truly sing.

13 comments:

  1. Truly Sring time at last!

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  2. Sounds like a wonderful diversion. The food looks marvelous!!

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  3. Always enjoy a visit to Ludlow when we're in England. Lucky you.

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  4. That sounds like a wonderful trip!
    blessings
    ~*~

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  5. A lot of pictures of you eating of late Anne...The last picture of the salad looks lovely. It sounds like you had a lovely time, I am dying to see the bluebells before they die off, so fingers crossed tomorrow...love H

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  6. I have never seen an eclair that large( did you eat it all) lol..sounds like you ahd a wonderful time,thank you for taking us on your journey with you.CArole

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  7. The Eclair looked scrumptious - especially as I'm on a diet!!!

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  8. orchards lush with apple blossom is about as good as it gets!

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  9. Your poem beautifully describes the lushness of this wild flower laden spring.

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  10. Thank you so much for all your words of encouragement! It's always so nice to get your comments. We're planting our family garden this Friday. I am trying to get inspiration from your blog! Take Care! ~Angela

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  11. My sister and b-in-law went to the Malvern show, camping, with their caravan. Sounds like the same site!! You all seem to have found it wonderful!

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  12. Ooh, just got my Dobies of Devon newsletter and I thought I recognised you! I was so pleased to read about Flora Klickmann, being a fan of early 20th century 'Girls Own' magazine, I hadn't realised she was so well known. A remarkable woman, and an inspiration!

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  13. Lovely spring bouquet of a poem...

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