Ironbridge and Much Wenlock, Shropshire

We are on the road again, first time since the middle of June.

We’ve been very busy in the meantime with hens and weddings. Exciting and fun times. Ellie’s hen was the week after we returned and her wedding to Andrew the beginning of July. It was a wonderful day and celebration with lots of pandemic challenges that were overcome with hard work and creativity.

Ellie ready for her garden festival hen party
Ellie and Rach
Homemade table plan
Andrew and Ellie
Our beautiful son and daughter
Garden evening reception

In July I was kept very busy with making wedding invitations for Rach and Paul’s wedding in September as well as planning and prep for her home hen in our garden and hosting their Nigerian wedding ceremony the same weekend. We managed to redecorate the lounge too with lots of upcycling using chalk paint, glass paint and decoupage. Busy but wonderful times and lovely memories were made. Tony finally managed to get back to Goodison to watch his beloved Everton too.

Daytime invitation
Evening invitation
Hen ready!
Covid safe personalised prosecco glasses
New rug as inspiration for our lounge revamp and throws to hide our old settees
Chalk paint, glass paint on shelves and decoupaged handles
Decoupage edge of glass mirror
Repainted shade and glass on our existing lamp
Glass paint to spruce up our lighting
Home hen begins…in our garden
Bride to be and the Mums
The bride to be and her hens
Best wedding dress game
Vivienne Westwood eat your heart out
Nigerian wedding with the bride and groom looking fabulous!

Mid August,  a short trip to Portugal with a smaller group this time, for a sunny away hen which was filled with laughter, friendship, fun, food and plenty of alcohol and many many covid tests and forms!

Pizza party
All dressed up
Bottomless brunch…the beginning
Time for shots

This trip our first campsite is in Much Wenlock in Shropshire. First stop on route though was Ironbridge. We planned to stop at Blists Hill Victorian village. We got as far as the carpark when we realised that tickets were £20 each. As we only had a couple of hours we decided to visit the Ironbridge itself for free just up the road. Impressive 242 years on even in the drizzle! T managed to buy a Christmas dec too, we do love a Christmas shop even in August.

Cute Christmas dec

The campsite in Much Wenlock is called Sytche Caravan and Camping and it’s in a lovely spot, surrounded by hills and trees. After a challenging set up trying to level the van on gravel, we enjoy a biscuit and cuppa sitting under the awning in the pouring rain. Normally not a problem but we left a number of hatches open so now have to dry our quilts somehow. A first for us in three years.

Enjoy our fish and chips sitting outside the van. By now the rain has stopped and our quilts are drying in the bathroom with the heat on and turned up to 30°! We also end up mopping up milk from the floor as one of the shelves in the fridge sheers off resulting in milk mayhem. It’s been one of those days!

Eventually we wander into Much Wenlock for a bit of a pub crawl to end day one. News flash ..the quilts are dry thank goodness.

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