25th June 2009
Last weekend Jean and I took a trip out to our favourite haunt – Ludlow. We had been invited to an exhibition of work by ruralists; Ann and Graham Arnold at the Silk Top Hat Gallery. We were late to set off which is often the case when we go away, although this time it wasn’t because of last minute ironing and packing or our dogs running madly around our feet! As it was Fathers Day, our girls Philippa and Lizzie had organised a lovely family cooked breakfast before our departure. What a wonderful start to the day!
We arrived in time for the lunchtime preview and although it was a drizzly day the exhibition was bustling. We were excited to see the exhibition which runs until 18th July 2009.
In the afternoon we visited the antique and flea market where we bought a delightful little miniature of a soldier from the First World War. Jean bought amongst other things a wind up robot and an ‘I’d love a Babycham’ sign.
We managed to book on laterooms to stay the night at Feathers, Ludlow’s oldest hotel. Its Jacobean timber façade was built in 1619 and it has recently been described in the New York Times as ‘the most handsome inn in the world’. For dinner we popped into Ego Café Bar for a lasagne and whilst there met a lovely gentleman who wanted to buy a brooch that Jean was wearing.
Due to our love of Ludlow, we are on the mailing list for the Ludlow Assembly rooms and in the evening we went along to watch Bronson. It was a brilliantly acted part about inner rage rescued in part by the discovery of the joys of drawing.
On Monday morning we did a small tour of the charity shops; Jean bought three tops and I found ‘Vox’ a short book by Nicholson Baker.
By late afternoon we were once again back at the jewellery bench!
Posted by Nick Hubbard
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