Letters from ‘The Ferns’ Vegetarian B & B chatting about raspberries, Halloween events, twitter, beer & breakfast

Dear friends,

Here I am doing my blog on a wet day in late October in Shropshire; Halloween is just around the corner . One of my interests is archaeological field-walking, but recently its been too wet to walk the local fields near Newport, Shropshire, But the garden still looks quite nice. It has been so warm that the we are still picking our Autumn Raspberries for our B & B guests.

raspberries2smallIt seems that everyone is gearing up for Halloween.  Ironbridge Gorge Museums always do a wonderful Ghostly Gaslight Halloween Night in their Victorian Village on Sat 26th October. All the houses and shops will be open and you can spend real Victorian pennies at the shops (provided by the Victorian bank!). You could combine this with a visit to the Iron Bridge  nearby – the oldest iron bridge in the world.  At Weston Park 10 minutes drive away  from here there is a  Phantom Express,  a Haunted Hayride


& joining the Old Hag for a journey with a difference  plus a  Pumpkin Lantern Trail!

I am a twitter fan, and any tweets and re-tweets that I do can be seen on my website.  If you have received this blog via twitter,  please re-tweet, so that I can reach a wider audience! I know that people all round the world are following me – especially Americans so re-tweet and I can tell more people about my vegetarian / vegan B & B on the Shropshire / Staffordshire border.

I am planning to introduce a Beer & breakfast offer in the New Year and am experimenting with organic vegetarian / vegan ales and beers.


My husband always likes to have a beer & breakfast at Wetherspoons pubs, and as  result I shall make this an option. I am researching different brews at the moment.  The Co-op organic ale, above, is just one that we have tried recently: well, my husband is the expert so I will rely on his know-how.  The Campaign for Real Ale has a web page devoted to beer without isinglass finings . So for the next few months we shall try to research several and then offer perhaps 2 or 3  in the breakfast deal.

Paul McCartney‘s looking good and sounding good although he’s 71 . Keep on rocking, Paul!

Best wishes to you all