Summer is here and we'll even start to think of Autumn soon (a time when the Old Hall finds itself naturally surrounded by gorgeous colours as the leaves turn).
Over the last couple of weeks many of our guests, even those from warmer climes, have enjoyed having breakfast on the terrace warm enough for breakfast on the terrace. We really have had some glorious weather. Many evenings have been enjoyed in various hidden spots of the garden with a chilled glass of wine or a gin & tonic. The patio heaters and throws have not been required-not a bad record for a British summer evening! We really had a very beautiful Spring in terms of the garden and the quantity and longevity of the various blossoms. The laburnum arch kept on giving & giving and two sets of guests said that it reminded them of Bodnant( no-they had not been partaking in too much wine!). Robin was thrilled. Everything has come on very quickly and a little ahead of schedule, but there is still so much colour & variety.
We've already enjoyed a lot of annual local fetes, country shows, open gardens and outdoor concerts and plays, but Shropshire still has a lot going on. Its well worth keeping an eye on whats going on with music events, art shows, food and drink themed events and outdoor events planned county wide and in The Quarry Park, the Castle grounds and the West Midland showground in Shrewsbury, over the next few months.