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.