A farmers toast!

Let the wealthy and great, Roll in splendour and state, I envy them not i declare it, I eat my own lamb, My chickens and ham, I shear my own fleece and i wear it, I have lawns,I have bowers, I have fruits,I have flowers, The lark is my morning alarmer, So joyful boy's now, Here's god speed the plough, Long life and success to the farmer!!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Intrepid explorers.

If you get a smaller bike you'll be able to keep up with me, i said looking at cols 650cc monster next to my 125 scooter "eh" he said raising a quizzical eyebrow trying to figure out my logic, As if.

Well its simple to me ! i'm always getting lost ! i pride myself on getting lost ! it's all part of the discovery process when out on my vespa, and if he has to do an 80 point turn on a muddy track that i managed in one , because i went the wrong way and he followed well i'm not waiting..

So he did he traded in his monster for a neat navy largish scooter fair does to him.....

So yesterday we did our second trip together we left at 8am and headed down to Ludlow.

l know a beautiful route that i had to show him avoiding all A or b roads if possible he's christened it the cattle grid route cos we went over at least 18..

Needless to say it was cold but not wet.

The view above is from the long myndd a fabulous road that takes you from the stipperstones to church stretton, not recommended for the faint hearted as theres an extremely narrow very steep decent.

If any of you have read mary webs " GONE TO EARTH" or watched the film the stipperstones are where the devils chair is [SBS will no doubt correct me] i wasnt sure which outcrop was which .

I'd past both SBS's house and Mountaineers so i'd left them carrier bags of inula to plant...I didnt knock this time but last week we'd stopped for a panned [cuppa] at mountaineers Thank You xx

I'm trying to work out how to put my photos in the right order on my blogs i hope it works this time.


  1. Sheesh! You are so intrepid! I'd be screaming my head off all the way - although your Vespa is very cute!

  2. I love this area of the country and whenever I hear Stiperstones or Long Mynd mentioned I always think of the Lone Pine series of books by Malcolm Saville. A bit Famous Fivish only much better more intrepid and in the area my mum grew up!

  3. Sounds like a grand day out!
    Not sure I could ride a scooter, have never tried!

  4. You get the bravery prize, I'm fat too much of a wuss. Sounds great though.

  5. Having seen you on your scooter in Welshpool - I know just how cute you look. (Alan is most impressed with your warm and co-ordinating trousers!)

    Looks like a brilliant journey - you must feel so much closer to the landscape without a car around you. Cold too??

    See you next time I hope. Can I ride pillion?? Please?

  6. Ride pillion down Carding Mill valley Mountainear? Have you gone completely mad? I wont go down that hill in a 4x4 on a fine day!
    Lovely pics of my stomping ground Bod and thanks for the daisies!

  7. That looks amazing. I'm not a bike person, personally, but that sure does sound, and look, like a lot of fun.

    CJ xx

  8. If I get a scooter will you take me with you???
    What a wonderful day you had. I'd love to get lost up there too - in fact getting lost is one of my favorite ways of seeing a new place.

  9. I am so glad that you took the camera along on your explorations!

    The landscape just astounds me. So beautiful.

    Please do post another blog soon. xo