How to find The Meadow Inn.
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
How to find The Meadow Inn.
Monday, 26 January 2009
Monday, 15 September 2008
On Saturday just gone, we went for a walk around Much Wenlock. It's about 5 miles from where we live, so we went in the car, parked up and had a walk about. Anyway, here are a few pictures.
Thursday, 11 September 2008
Maggie is so easy to get on with, she was very good company. We had a great time, talking about food and everything else under the sun!
Maggie has a lovely blog, which I know a lot of you already know about called 'Kitchen Delights'.
If you haven’t visited it before then I suggest you take a look. She makes lots of lovely looking desserts.
Anyway, we went to Shrewsbury and looked around the many foodie shops there. One of which was just the kind of shop I’d been looking for called ‘Setonaikai’
I was in my element!
We had a nice lunch too at the Peach Tree in Shrewsbury. We both had deli sandwiches. I had the Tuna Melt deli sandwich and Maggie had the Vegetables & Melted Welsh Goats Cheese. I have to say the food there was excellent.
I did take pictures but sadly, I only had my old mobile phone with me which doesn't take very amazing pictures. My usual one is in the menders and wont be back for at least another week.
Thank you again Maggie for such a nice day, we will have to have another ‘outing’ again soon – when you've had time to recover from my non stop chat that is!
Sunday, 27 July 2008
This post has nothing to do with food, it's just something I thought people might find interesting. The Iron Bridge was built in 1779, and was the first structural use of cast iron.
I love Ironbridge itself, which is also the name of the place. There is so much history there and there's also a Victorian Town further down the road at a place called Blists Hill.
Yesterday we took a walk there and the following pictures are in order of that walk.
Down a steep hill - well it's seems steep on the way back up!
Now were are at the old Police Station, which has since been turned into an Indian Restaurant. It's our favorite place to eat Indian and is called 'The Pondicherry'
An old fashioned sweet shop called Memory Lane Sweets.
Now we are at the Iron Bridge itself, with tourists everywhere!
Just past the bridge still walking down by the river there are many shops, Bed and Breakfast places and loads of Pubs!
I love the little side streets.
Below is the main street, with the river on the left.
Below are the Lincoln Hill Lime Kilns.
Under tremendous heat, rock hard limestone was transformed into powdery-fine lime in the lime kilns.
Lime kilns have been found in the Gorge since medieval times.
These kilns operated from about 1760 to 1870 when Lincoln Hill supplied huge quantities of lime stone to the surrounding iron furnaces.
Wednesday, 9 July 2008
Thassos is such a lovely island. We stayed in 'The Four Seasons Apartments and Studios' and they were fantastic.
This picture was taken from our studio (there are 25 studios and only 2 apartments) the can studios sleep 3 (the 3rd person would sleep on a sofa bed) and are extremely clean. Very modern and stylish. The pool is only small but was never packed out at all.
The staff at the hotel were very friendly and really very helpful. The pool bar serve food all day and the range of food is really good. Moussaka, Pastitsio, Greek Salad, Chips, Steak, Burgers, Toasties, Full English Breakfasts........I could go on!
The shower and toilet - see what I mean about nice and clean!
The Studios opened in May 2008. They are available to book through Thomson but not one of the pictures Thomson show (as I write this anyway) are not pictures of The Four Seasons at all - Not one of them!
Also, they are not situated in Skala Rachoni either as stated! They are about 5 miles away from there going towards Thassos town.
The hotel puts on a free return mini bus service to take you into Thassos town at night which, without that, you would have to get a taxi which costs 6 euros each way.
On the first day you arrive the mini bus takes you to the supermarket to stock on on drinks etc which I thought was a great service and as I'm always hungry my main concern is FOOD! So at least you can get drinks and things for your room which of course is fully equipped should you feel the need to cook........I did not feel the need to cook at all even though I love cooking, I was on holiday!!
The only good thing Thomson have done is post pictures of what you think looks an 'okay' sort of place to stay and when you get there you are really pleased to find that they are actually excellent and so clean and modern and much, much better than the pictures they show!
Thassos is such a beautiful island but we think you really must hire a car if you go. We went for a week and only hired a car for one day so we could go all the way around the island.
Forget the buses - they are okay if you don't mind waiting anything up to 40 minutes until it arrives! The timetables are just not any help. When they do turn up they are nice air conditioned coaches which is one good thing.
Okay, this is a shop front in Limenas (Thassos Town) selling jars of olives, oils and different nuts in syrup. I got some Greek Oregano that was actually from Thassos.
The drive all the way round the island is about 70 miles and then you are back to where you started. You can not go wrong as there is only one main round that goes right the way around the edge. I mean on the edge too sometimes! Very winedy and up one minute and down the next. The scenery is fantastic. We just stopped where we could, parked up went to a few different beaches, had lunch and carried on our way - that's the life!
This picture is of Skala Rachoni beach.
This was part of a meal we had in The 'Gorgona Restaurant' in Skala Rachoni. Fried Feta on the left and Spicy Cheese Salad (is what they called it on the menu) on the right.
And below is Pepper and Tomato Stuffed with Minced Meat and Rice.
Thassos town (Limenas) is just full of places to eat. Lots of locals eat in many of the places there too.
One place we really liked was in one of the side streets, see picture below.
More lovely Greek salad, and Cheese Croquettes.
Once again it was Feta cheese with roasted sweet peppers and on top was hot green peppers or we think chillies. We LOVE feta cheese - Can you tell?!
Another excellent place to eat is 'The Thassian Resturant'.
Below, Roasted Peppers with the skin removed, stuffed with feta cheese and baked in the oven.
This is Aliki beach, which if you look at a map of Thassos is at the bottom right of the island and was one of the places we stopped to have a dip in the sea and have lunch. You can see the place we ate in (above the sign in the middle of the picture).
It's a shame as I don't have pictures of everything we had to eat, there were so many nice dishes but sometimes I felt a bit, no very silly with my camera taking pictures of food! I tried to explain to one Greek man when he saw me with the camera he thought I wanted a picture taken of us - but I didn't I wanted the FOOD photographed!
Below, is Aliki looking from the road side where we parked up. The beach shown above is to the left of this picture.
Well, I've gone on way too much, but all in all Thassos was a lovely island and met a lot of lovely people especially a couple called Sara and Barry.