Tuesday, 11 August 2009

Summer Holiday

We went on holiday for two nights to Shropshire, we stayed in a hotel near Bridgnorth. The hotel was OK, but the amount we were paying was good and included breakfast which made the hotel seem much nicer.

On our first day we spent an afternoon in Bridgnorth visiting the charity shops, having lunch, walking around the old buildings, looking at the steam train at the Severn Valley Railway, and going on the little cliff railway. We spent the evening at the hotel having a big meal.

We spent the following day and a half at Ironbridge, there is so much to see and it was all very interesting. We saw the bridge, went to the iron museum, Darby Houses, Enginuity, Coalport China museum, and tile museum. Have a look at this website for more information about the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

This is me dressed up in Quaker clothes at the Darby Houses. I enjoyed the house as it was full of samplers, tapestries and the craft box and all its bits and pieces of one of the Darby women. The final room was the dressing up room with men's, women's, and children's clothes for you to try on, it was good fun. 

On the afternoon of our final day we went to Sudbury Hall and the Museum of Childhood. We had a quick walk round the Hall, and enjoyed looking at all the toys in the Museum of Childhood.

Sudbury Hall have James May's 'Paradise in Plasticine' garden at the moment which was fun to see.

There was also an exhibition of art work by Takumasa Ono, he has painted a variety of National Trust properties. The pictures are lovely, unfortunately we had no money left or I would have bought a set of postcards.

When we were home again I baked a cake, chocolate and peanut butter as requested by my husband. I made a chocolate sponge cake then put peanut butter and chocolate butter icing in the middle, I melt some chocolate to go on top. It was very tasty.

We spent the rest of the week at home, my husband watched sports and I knitted, did a little sewing, and went shopping. I had a trip to Hobbycraft and managed to almost stick to my list and not get carried away. I didn't have any luck in charity shops unfortunately, I was hoping to have some exciting finds. I also went to Ikea and bought a tray with brightly coloured birds on it. I saw it in Elle Decoration and rather liked it.

1 comment:

  1. Glad you enjoyed your stay in Bridgnorth, it's not too far from where I live. I like visiting the antique shops there, always sems to be a few bargains to be had. Just having a cup of tea, could do with a piece of that chocolate cake to go with it though!

    Jo xx