Tuesday 24 April 2018

Together Again

You may not remember my friend Elaine - my son's wife's sister's husband's mother - but I wrote about our road trip last year.   We got together again this week but in the English Midlands not South Carolina!

We had a quiet day on Tuesday.  On Wednesday we woke up to a beautiful day.  We drove to Kingswood Junction and walked alongside the Stratford Canal to the Fleur de Lys pub for lunch.

And back again of course!

On Thursday I went to Littleheath Barn Studio for day 3 of my Art Cloth course.  More about that next time.  And Elaine had a day to herself which included a coffee shop and a facial.  In the evening we went to my Lifegroup meeting.

On Friday we drove to Shrewsbury where we planned to do a 4.5 mile walk.  However we missed a bit out at the end because I was exhausted from the heat!

Shrewsbury School which is housed in an old workhouse.

Shrewsbury School and its rowing club.


We drove on to Oswestry where we stayed the night.  On Saturday I did a Mixed Media Textile Book workshop whilst Elaine did a 2.5 mile walk and visited coffee shops!

After the workshop we drove back to the centre of Birmingham to have dinner near The Mailbox.  Then we walked along the towpath to Symphony Hall.

We went to see Remembering Fred.  Roger had bought me 2 tickets as my Christmas present - one for me and one for a friend.  Isn't he wonderful!

Thanks for joining me today.


  1. That all sounds idyllic Bernice. Loed all the pictures of places I know, but can't really get to any more. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Forgot to say. The Fleur de Lys was an old haunt of ours in my Yoof!! We used to go there on our scooters to eat the famous pies!! Fun times.


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