Thursday, 8 August 2013

Lovely weekend and a Morgan picnic.

Just south of Ludlow and overlooking the A49 is a beautiful old house, it's a house that time appears to have forgotten!
Our accommodation.
We had rented this very large house in order to accommodate our immediate family and also extended family members on the Sunday, when we would celebrate both my eldest daughter's 40th birthday in July and my 70th in October

After the initial shock, when we had to come to terms with a home where little had changed since the 50's and indeed where items remained in place from the time it was built in the 20's, we had a truly wonderful time
The rope swing!
A key factor was the space available, both inside the house itself and in the huge garden, which is surrounded by the gorgeous pastoral landscape of Shropshire
The 'shot putt'!
Following a brief visit to Ludlow, to renew our acquaintance with that lovely, historic market town and to stock up on food, we returned, much to the childrens' delight to the rambling acres of our abode. Oh, how they loved the tree house and the rope swing, both attached to a massive fir tree.
The relay!
On Saturday, the Shropshire 'Olympics' were held, an event supremely organised by one of my sons-in-law and ably assisted by the other. The children enjoyed it immensely in the glorious sunshine.
The 'Hammer' with son-in-law scrutineering.
The event on Sunday was a great success, although sadly it rained and four members of the contingent were unable to attend due to infantile disease (chicken pox) !

We returned home on Monday and thoughts turned to the possibility of managing a picnic in the Morgan which took place yesterday, a lovely drive into the fells to one of 'our favourite spots'.
But it did turn out rather chilly!
It has to be said that the British Meteorological Office do a good job, but somehow this time, certainly as far as the Forest of Bowland was concerned, they got the temperature wrong. It was perishing and this meant an early return to the coast where temperatures were more acceptable.