Yes well I know posts have been a bit thin on the ground, we have just been plodding along in semi-hibernation mode added to which Mark has had a stinker of a cold. I am half expecting to get it as well but it's been 2 weeks & no sign yet, fingers crossed.
We had a day out in Shrewsbury on Tuesday, it's only 15 mins on the bus & then a 30 min train journey, we had a cracking day, the sun shone although a chilly wind blew the cobwebs away.
We popped into the Shrewsbury Market Hall to pick up a pair of gloves as I'd forgotten mine & what a pleasant surprise, lots of interesting stalls, much more than the usual collection of cheap clothes stalls, The Birds Nest Cafe on the balcony enticed us in for a spot of lunch, they only have a limited menu (tiny food prep area!) but what they do have is delicious & very reasonably priced, I had mackerel & prawn salad, Mark had broccoli & stilton soup, (says it's the best he's had) the coffee & walnut cake was yummy so we can certainly recommend them if you're in Shrewsbury.
Monument to Charles Darwin ( he was born in Shrewsbury)
Another view of the monument & the River Severn in the background
One of the many half timbered buildings though not many lean as much as this one!
A couple of weeks ago I was in Manchester to help Eric celebrate his 16th birthday
Gosh, 16! doesn't really seem that long ago I was sat by his cot in hospital when he was a new born, he was born with a condition meaning some of his intestines were protruding from a hole in his abdomen & had surgery the night he was born. It was a bit rocky for a few weeks but look at him now...
We have less than 2 weeks left in Llangollen, we have enjoyed our time here but will be ready for off, will probably miss the umbilical cord (shore power) at 1st but cruising again will make up for it.