Sunday, February 19

Ludlow War Memorial

The was memorial in Ludlow is very beautiful. It's in the shape of a cross with two birds in flight.

I've done a wee bit of research on the Internet, but I don't seem to be able to find out who the artist is. I have a theory that it might be the sculptor (Captain) Adrian Jones, who was a Ludlow lad. The Cavalry Memorial at Hyde Park Corner is his best known work.

Friday, February 17

Wroxeter Roman City - or a wall

"Let's go to see the Romans" I trilled.

"They've left" grumped Dr B.

I insisted, dragged her across most of Shropshire to find that Wroxeter Roman City was:

i) Closed (the guide said it would be open, I checked, really I did).
ii) Consisted of a wall (it looked better in the guidebook, really, it did).

Dr B was not impressed.

Miss T and Dr Bones go mad in Shropshire (or a Tales of Two Kindles)

"So" said Dr Bones, "let's go away to a cottage for a few days".

"Yes, let's" I simpered. That's how, dear reader, I found myself navigating to Henley Cottage. The cottage featured in the BBC TV programme 'The Victorian Farm'. As well as having no running water, or electricity, the neighbours are very friendly (see above).

As we had our first sight of our holiday 'home from home', I was reminded of Uncle Monty's cottage in the film 'Withnail and I'.

Thanks to Dr B's narrow boat experience, by the end of our stay we could boil a kettle in under an hour!

The cottage only contained these tiny, doll sized glasses. Pouring that many glasses in order to drink a bottle of wine is incredibly debilitating.

In the evenings we were able to read... Kindle light.

Fantastic view from the outside loo :-).