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My name's Alison but for reasons too long to go into I'm known as Cockney Blonde or CB for short. I've been rubber stamping for several years but now spend most of my time either knitting or crocheting. However, with the advent of a New Year I have bitten the bullet and am tackling my usually hated pastime of sewing. I've even bought 'Sewing for Dummies' to guide me on my way. I've been with my hubby Dave for 24 years and between us we have 4 kids and 5 grandkids. We also have 2 cats and a dog, the latter features as my 'photo' image. I used to be able to blog daily but these days I struggle to blog weekly. Hopefully now we are settled into our new home in the country, I can get back to a daily (well almost) update from the room I now have to share with hubby. No more personal crafting space for me!!! Thanks to all the blogs and sites I follow for all your brilliant inspiration, and thank you to everyone who finds the time to comment on my blog.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

A Trip to Ironbridge

Hubby and I have just returned from a short break in Shropshire, home of the Ironbridge museums. Not wanting to drone on about my health problems, again, but we needed somewhere not too far for me to drive and our hotel in Telford meant that it was only just over an hour away. We stopped for a coffee about half way along and then decided to continue to Ironbridge itself to eat our packed lunch. Above is the view from our picnic bench. I love how the little white cottage peeks through the bridge. There's a closer view at the end.
 Over the other side of the bridge is the original tollhouse.
Below, the table of tolls. We had great fun reading this....especially the rates for a calf, pig, sheep or lamb. Its hard to imagine that this is what really happened all those years ago.
 Here's the closer view of the pretty little cottage.
And here is a picture from the tollhouse side of the bridge from a photo in the pub where we had to go for some liquid refreshment.
Just a little snapshot of our trip but I have more to share with you, although they can wait for another time.

Back soon, x


  1. Great photos |Alison - and what a fab bridge it is.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Neet xx

  2. Glad you enjoyed your well deserved break and such a lovely place to go. I love it there. enjoyed the pics...
    Jo x


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