At last I can report that Spring has arrived in Shropshire and at Pooh Hall – hooray!!! It has been lovely to be able to get out into the garden without numerous layers of clothing and waterproofs. I tried to photograph my first sighting of a bumble bee but he buzzed off ( !!! ) so there are just some daffodils and chinoxia. The grass is beginning to grow and hopefully we will have some lambs in the fields next to Pooh Hall before long, then it truly will be Spring.
Peter has continued with his DIY upgrades around Pooh Hall and has just completed the dog shower. He has moved it to a more sheltered spot and provided steps for the dogs to reach the shower tray. Thank you to Lynda, Ian and their two dogs for road testing the new facilities and their helpful suggestions to make it more user friendly ( sorry to Lynda for getting wet first time out – problem solved with a splash back at the front).
In a couple of weeks time the new carpet will be fitted in Keeper’s Cottage and the bathroom floor tiled , then we can just look forward to welcoming our guests and enjoy sharing beautiful Shropshire and our idyllic little corner of it with you all.
I have four discounted late availabilities in April/May so something for everyone!
The Bothy is available from Sunday 29th April for 5 nights at £252 and again from Tuesday 8th May for 6 nights at £284.
The Gatehouse has availability from Friday 27th April for a week at £427.
Keeper’s Cottage has one availability from Saturday 28th for a week at £387.
What’s on over the next few months
More details for the listed events can be found at www.shropshire-events-guide.co.uk ( by virtual Shropshire) and www.ludlow.org.uk
21st Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival
Cheese and Wine Evening Stokesay Court
22nd Secrets of Superfoods Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre Craven Arms
28th Field to Fork at Harper Adams University Shrewsbury
May 12th Bishop’s Castle 3 Walks Round
May 12th/13th Telford Balloon & Kite Fiesta
May 12th/13th Ludlow Spring Food Festival
May 12th / 13th Shrewsbury Regatta
May 13th Ludlow Races
May 16th/20th Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival
May 20th Macmillan Classic Vehicle Day at Eaton Manor
May 26th Shropshire County Show www.shropshirecountyshow.com
May 26th Cider and Sausage Mini Fest
May 26th – 28th Great British Food Festival Weston Park
June 3rd Shrewsbury River Festival
June 10th Cosford Air Show
June 16th Shrewsbury Carnival
June 16th – 1st July Ludlow Fringe Festival
June 17th Ludlow Secret Gardens
June 23rd -24th Shrewsbury Food Festival
June 30th – 1st July Shropshire Family Vintage Show
June 30th – 1st July Step Back to the 40’s Severn Valley Railway
August 10th – 11th Shrewsbury Flower Show
August 12th Ludlow Magnalonga
August 24th – 27th Shrewsbury Folk Festival
September 7th – 9th Ludlow Food Festival