Cosford Air Show
In June.there is a mammoth international air show which takes place about 10 minutes drive away at RAF Cosford
There is also a free entry museum, which can be visited at any time of the year. Cosford is special to me because I donated a letter and photo to them about my dad’s cousin, Arthur, who died in Shropshire in a World War I flying accident, while he was training for the RAF in 1918. His story is recorded with many others in “Pancakes and Prangs: Twentieth-century Military Aircraft Accidents in Shropshire” by Thomas Thorne. It makes very sad reading. He was only eighteen and was trying to learn how to fly planes that had only just been invented.
Our garden is a haven for insects
We have a lot of bumblebees in our garden, some of which is due to the fact that on the north side of the garden we have a long stone wall running all the way along. We have left the wall in a sort of rambling state so that it can be a home for insects and bumblebees. Last year we also had leaf cutter bee, and they raised their baby bees babies in our two insect homes . It was fascinating watching them coming and going with their chunks of leaves and then them putting them in holes. They create a bed of leaves and lay the egg inside, then block up the hole with a leaf door.
Our local baker in Newport, Shropshire
I get my bread from a local baker. He has only three bakeries, one here and one in Penkridge and one in Stafford. You can see the bread ovens behind the counter, and so you know everything is home made. The smell is lovely!
I find that one of the big differences between his bread and bread from the supermarkets, it that because it is cooked freshly that morning it stays fresher much longer than supermarket bread, even ones that they say have been baked on the premises. I don’t know what the reason is, but there it is. Lovely bread!
Next month I shall be talking about my Continental breakfast, which up until now I have not had any pictures of on my web site. The continental breakfast is cheaper that the hot cooked breakfast but gives visitors different options
The weather is lovely at the moment, so lets hope for great weather to come this summer. Yesterday we walked up Caer Caradoc near Church Stretton. Fantastic views!
Best wishes Linda