Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Time to Breathe...

The end of term was completely chaotic... then suddenly we were on holiday, which felt very weird really.  It was really hard to slow down this time when everything had been so manic. 
Anyway, early on Saturday morning we drove over to Ludlow.  We had decided to do something completely different this holiday and spent one night a 'posh' hotel/restaurant in the town.  I found Dinham Lodge Hotel on Booking.com.  It's postal address is "By the Castle, Ludlow" (which sounded pretty 'Downton' and I couldn't resist it..!)
 
 
Our room had a lovely bay window over-looking the gardens and the Teme river valley..

 
The bed was very grand -with rather a 'film set' look...
(It was also very comfortable)

 
This was the view of Ludlow Castle from the window by Reception..

 
And this was the lounge (aka 'The Drawing Room'!)...

 
The weather was seriously grim (cold and wet) but we managed to wander round the town and try out some of the 'foodie stops'.  In the evening we had an amazing meal, based on another Trip Advisor top tip.  I wish that I'd been organised enough to take my camera, but you'll have to take my word for the fact that the Clotted Cream and Lemon Curd mousse was out of this world!!
 
There's lots going on over here (both good and bad) which seems to be keeping me from my normal blogging routine at the moment.  I hope that I will be able to catch up with you all properly over the next twenty-four hours, and have time to post a little more about the weekend and other things. In the meanwhile, I hope that everyone is well and having a good week.

13 comments:

  1. Good to hear from you Julie. I look forward to reading more about your little trip. I hope your transition back from break doesn't get too burdensome.

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  2. Oh my! This looks rather lovely! I don't break up till Maundy Thursday x

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  3. Your weekend in Ludlow looks and sounds delightful. I remember going there with my class, I would have been about eleven, to see a Shakespeare play in the castle. I don't remember the play, but I do remember it rained. It's such a lovely little town. Enjoy your Easter break.

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  4. Ooh, that sure looks posh! Glad you've had a nice weekend and hope it isn't all bad at the moment. Take your time, breathe and if you can't blog, we'll still be here on the other side. Take care.

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  5. Looks like a great place to stay. enjoy the rest of your break. x

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  6. Ludlow is one of my favourite towns. It's so lovely to wander around. I hope you were able to relax enough to make the most of the weekend. And Hurrah for school holidays! x

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  7. How lovely Jan (apart from the weather) I haven't been to Ludlow for a while but D did live there some years ago.

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  8. I love Ludlow and that hotel looks a lovely place to stay. Easter hols don't start here until tomorrow - one more get up to go! Hope you are having a good break.

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  9. It looks fabulous and just the thing to destress now you've broken up for Easter. Our schools don't finish until Thursday.

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  10. Ludlow is a great place and your hotel looks wonderful, what a super treat it must have been. Glad you had a lovely time:)

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  11. It looks absolutely lovely and the lemon thingy sounds delicious. Wish I was there! Enjoy.

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  12. Sounds like a welcome break in Ludlow in a comfortable-looking hotel. I hope that all is going well so that you can have a restful Easter. Wishing you a happy, peaceful one.

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  13. A comfortable and good looking bed is worth its weight in gold! We were in Ludlow the year there were massive floods; the river was so fast and full of stuff that it had swept downstream it was amazing. Your stay looks a lot more peaceful!

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