Saturday, 20 August 2011

A visit to Ross-on-Wye

Miss P has been away for a few days so Alan and I have spent most of the time catching up on work around the house. Some DIY jobs aren't so easily done when children are around. Alan has been tiling the kitchen walls (pictures to follow in a future post).

However, yesterday we took the day off. We left at around 9am without any set plan of where to go and headed north towards Gloucestershire. We stopped in Chipping Sodbury for tea & cake and then decided to go on to Herefordshire.


I really wanted to treat myself to a bunch of dahlias in Chipping Sodbury but knew that by the time we got back home they would have suffered with the heat...so I photographed them instead.

We stopped in Ross-on-Wye to have lunch and explore the town as neither of us had been there before. There were quite a few antique shops, charity shops and pretty individual shops.



There is a very good cook shop in the main street


Almshouses


St.Mary's Church


View looking towards the river Wye and Monmouth




Effigies inside the church


A candle and a prayer for a loved one.




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We returned to the car park right by Pig's Alley ready to explore another place.

In my next post, I will take you to an enchanted forest where we stumbled across a film crew, filming a scene for a movie due out in June 2012...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

10 comments:

LissyLou said...

My Nan came from Ross on Wye. Her ashes are now there in the church yard.
I haven't been there since i was a little girl. It actually looks a very pretty town x

Pomona said...

What a lovely day out - some very enticing looking shops, too!

Pomona x

Making It Vintage said...

Ross-On-Wye is a pretty town, and just a stones throw away from me in Hereford. Sounds like you had a lovely day out.

lily

Lyn said...

i have never been ti Ross on Wye, looks like a very pretty place to visit.
xxx

Jessie said...

I do like Ross on Wye in the summer. Your photo of the flowers is gorgeous and the best thing is they won't wilt at all now! Thanks for sharing your lovely day with us. :)xx

Blondie's Journal said...

Would love to visit these towns, Isabelle. It sounds like you had a wonderful day! The pictures are beautiful!

XO,
Jane

Textile Queenie said...

I used to live very near to Ross, I was just into the Forest of Dean near Symonds Yat. Your blog has our future move feel more urgent but in a good way!

Victorian1885 said...

Beautiful ... thanks for sharing your little piece of heaven. Have a good week.

Wanda

josephinetalepeddler said...

Hello Isabelle, Pig's Alley is such a cute name. I'm finally back online after my computer died last week. Such lovely photos as always. Thanks for sharing your day. I always enjoy tripping along. You are lucky to be able to do such things with Miss P. Miss Daisy would be just wanting a lolly shop all day. Take Care and a prayer for your loved one as well. xx

Monica said...

Hi Isabelle,
never been there, but it looks a lovely place to visit. Those dahlias were amazing, aand their price too! What a pity you couldn't take some home.
Hugs,
Monica xo