Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Medieval Fayre

Hello everyone. Okay, so I know I haven't been around blog land for a while but now I am feeling inspired to get started again.

Thank you to everyone who has left messages and emails to see how I was. It was very thoughtful of you all. I have been kind of lurking for a while so thought it was about time I started posting again. I have missed all my bloggy friends out there so it will be nice to get in touch again.

On Sunday we decided to brave the freezing temperatures and drive down to Ludlow in South Shropshire for their medieval Christmas fayre.

There were lots of medieval type things to try including archery!

Plenty of arrows available for those who are not so good at hitting the target.

All the stall holders and people involved with the fayre dress up. These knights at the gate to the castle were pretty impressive.

There are a lot of nice food shops in Ludlow and this one is very typical with its produce on show outside the windows.

This autumn has apparently been what's called a 'mast' year. There has been an unbelievable amount of fruit and nuts in the hedgerows. This is a good thing for the wildlife with all the cold weather we are having now as we dont usually get snow as early as November. The holly tree in my garden looks very festive with its dusting of snow.

That's all for now. I'm off to try and do some catching up and have a look at what everyone else has been up to!


  1. I am so happy to see you back, Susie. I hope you had a restful break and caught up on all you had to do. I know that blogging can get in the way of that!

    The fair looks like it was a lot of fun as well as the shopping...very pretty town!

    We haven't had snow yet in Chicago, but every day looks like it could happen, very gray and cold. I am sort of looking forward to it!

    Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend and welcome back!


  2. Oh damn it! I wanted to go the the medieval fayre in Ludlow and I completely forgot about it until I saw this! Nevermind, at least I got to see a few of your photos of it, thanks!

    Welcome back! It's nice to hear from you again! Lovely photos, the holly does look very festive.

  3. Susie! I didn't THINK I'd seen hide nor hair of you for a while - - - so glad you are BACK.

    There have been LOTS o changes in my little life while you've been away - - - -

  4. Hi Suzy, I have missed you, glad you are back! The fair looks like it was a lot of fun! Your pictures are great.

  5. Lovely to have you back where you belong! xxxxxx

  6. Hi Susie,
    So glad your back..have missed your lovely blog!
    Hope you are keeping warm,we have had lots more snow overnight here and it's still falling,so I think I'll stay in by the fire today. :0)

  7. Hello Susie! Glad to hear that you're ok!
    The sight of your holly tree covered with snow put a smile on my face..nothing than awful rain over Venice and its mainland :-(

  8. What lovely wanderings - I so would love to be there - but going along on your jaunts will have to do - and I do appreciate you sharing.

  9. Lovely to have yu baack. We've been to the Ludlow fayre several times and the highlight for me was always the knights fighting. Stay warm.


  10. Ludlow is a place we should love to visit, especially for all it's foodie shops, the medieval fayre sounds great too....great to have you back!

  11. Just found your post - lovely to see you back! The Fayre looks wonderful - we visited Ludlow and the Castle in the Summer so it was great to see your photos of how it looks now:)

  12. Susie, wishing you and family a very happy christmas time. It´s been so long since my last visit to you and I´m so happy to be here again.
    muchos cariños
    maria cecilia

  13. I love your crochet cushion on your side bar of photos...!

    Good to hear you are doing well.

    Stop in sometime!

    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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    Happy New Year and congratulations!

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