Friday 18 November 2016

Sunny Shrewsbury

Since Jason and I have started our freelance career, we made a point to plan at least one day off every month. So last Friday, we decided not to work and leave for Shrewsbury for the whole day. It's been raining so much lately that we weren't really sure what to expect, but luck was with us and the sun was out all day! I'm telling you, we always pick our days perfectly ;)

Leaving the house at 8am, we arrived at around 10am in the town centre, ready to roam the streets and explore all morning to get our bearings (a map helped too!). As we walked, we realised that we were really close to the Castle and Regimental Museum. We took advantage of the fact that it wasn't open yet to have a quick stroll around the walls and Laura's Tower. We didn't get a chance to go inside the museum but the red stone walls and the garden of the Castle were really nice.

After having a good look around the Market Hall and The Square, we started to feel hungry and treated ourselves to a meal at Bistro Jacques. I mean, delicious French food in a 3 course meal for only £10.95 per person? We weren't going to miss that! We've already been to Bistro Pierre in Liverpool and loved it there. Portions are not too big, which means that you definitely have room for dessert ;)

With our bellies full, we thought it might be best to burn some calories by walking along the old Town Walls, carrying on towards the English Bridge and Shrewsbury Abbey. Needless to say that the views were amazing and seeing the town in full Autumn hues was a treat.

We recharged our batteries by stopping for a coffee back in the town centre at the Bear Steps Coffee House, a charming old building full of character and lovely people. I had one of the best mochas there and the cosy atmosphere was just what we needed.

We finished the day by doing a bit of Christmas shopping (much needed!) and taking it all in. The only thing I was disappointed about is the fact that even though all the Christmas lights were installed, we didn't see them lit up once it was dark :(.

We're so glad we managed to visit Shrewsbury for our last day off before the big move!!

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