This week we went for a wander in Shrewsbury in the heart of Shropshire. It is one of my favourite towns because it has lots of gorgeous little shops and hundreds (660) listed buildings. When I was a teenager me and my friend, Deb, used to get the train here and there was this little coffee-shop that did the most amazing creamy hot chocolates ever. Ruined me for life :)
My dad used to get the train with his canoe and paddle back down the Severn to Ironbridge. It sounds like a really nice thing to do :) Shrewsbury was the site of the famous battle of Henry IV in Shakespeare's play Henry IV part 1, Act 5. And as he got an arrow in the face during the battle it was nearly the last act. Using methods that today's surgeons might learn from the King survived and won the day. It was also where Charles Darwin was born and a host of famous people attended Shrewsbury School from Michael Palin, John Peel, to Willie Rushton.
My favourite shop!!! The sweet shop :)
It was a great reminder of how beautiful Shropshire is :)