Thursday 10 January 2019
A short post tonight as it's time to sit and relax for the evening and I had one of those frustrating afternoons when technology and the 21st century rear their ugly heads and confound me, good and proper! When it involves mobile phones, and setting up accounts (and then not noting down a new password!), without someone under the age of 35 in the house, then I'm a confused heap. Anyway, Tam stepped in and helped on line and then on the phone, and we got it sorted in the end and I now have a card reader which I have an app for on my phone so I can take card payments at Fairs. Way to go!
Anyway, above and below are photos of Leominster where we went on Tuesday for a day out to celebrate our wedding anniversary this week. We had hoped for a pub lunch, but all that was on offer (and was open) were two chippies (one was an Iffy Chippy so we read the menu and did an about turn), or else coffee and cake. I'd have eaten cake but not for a lunchtime meal, and neither of us are coffee drinkers, and we ended up in the better chippy, where a "small" portion of chips would have heaped a dinner plate high, and we had to leave as many as we ate. Had we known the size of the portion in advance, we'd have had one between us! So I reckon my dearly beloved still owes me a meal out, but I won't hold him to it!
Below is the market place in Leominster, but it's not market day on a Tuesday.
Lovely - some 17th C Rhenish glazed stoneware jars and bottles.
A pair (other one out of sight) of colourful 18th C Majolica dishes with scenes from Mythology.
A truly lovely early 18th C almost primitive comb back Windsor chair - we have come home with this one if we'd had the £1200 or so price tag!
We took the scenic route home through beautiful Pembridge where just about every cottage and house is half-timbered, through Kington - good shopping centre but miles from anywhere - and then "over the top" through Brilley where there is a NT farmhouse we will be visiting in the summer, and an area where we would have moved in a flash had we discovered it sooner in our lives. There were fabulous views across to Hay Bluff and the Black Mountains, and a lovely area of common land.
Finally, below, sunset over the Black Mountains.