We bought the red onion, rosemary and rock salt loaf - fabulous with the Welsh goats cheese we also couldn't resist! Ludlow is well known as a foodie destination and we could easily have eaten everything on offer. Thank goodness I don't live there or I'd soon be as big as a house.
There was great music to enjoy in the square in front of the castle walls.
As well as traditional circle dancing. The music was compelling and I was desperate to join in but I suppose it helps if you know the steps!
There was also basket making.
After Ludlow we went on to Stockton Bury Gardens.
Where everything was looking lovely despite the heat.
I can never resist a doorway or an arch and this garden has lots of both.
We had lunch in the sunshine at the Granary restaurant surrounded by shady apple orchards with grazing sheep.
The lovely old farm buildings provide the perfect setting for all the planting.
And even the bird house is thatched with a twiddly lead finial on top!
I'd be hard pressed to choose but I think the dovecote is in one of the loveliest parts of the garden.
The main reason for the trip to Ludlow was that one of my favourite dress shops is there. The plan was to have a birthday treat. Amazingly there was nothing in Oska that appealed to me on the day even though the summer sale was on!! The only top I liked was too small and would have necessitated surgery so I came home determined to make a couple of things myself. So today I started with the stripy number above.
Then a long T shirt dress just needing its pockets to be finished.
And finally a spotty dress to wear with leggings - the third garment of the day! Oh I do love my overlocker for making everything so quick and easy!! Before you ask, it's a Huskylock s21.
So, three new outfits in the space of a day for a fraction of what I'd have spent at Oska - can't be bad. Now you know why I'm feeling smug!!
Thanks for dropping by - I'll write again soon. Love Linda