I am sorry for lack of blog posts recently but I still haven't been anywhere so have had little to blog about. I am afraid this post is basically very similar to other recent ones. I can't believe its the end of March and I have hardly been out not even to Herefordshire.
I have been doing plenty of reading though! I bought this book second hand at Aardvark Books in Brampton Bryan and its brilliant. Its given me even more ideas of Herefordshire churches to visit. I already had the Shropshire version of this book which I must read even if I only concentrate on South Shropshire.
I've read two more of the Faith Martin books and am really really enjoying this series so thanks again to Billy Blue Eyes.
I've loved every single John Lewis Stempel book I have read and this was again excellent. Its the story of a farm through the ages and even better the farm is not far from Tenbury Wells so I may well go and have a look at the church mentioned in the book.
The next DCI Banks novel was good too.
I made some Grantham Gingerbread Biscuits yesterday and very good they are too. The recipe is one by Mrs Simkins and was featured in The Countryman magazine. She has also written a book of recipes which I have hidden away in the pantry.
The original recipe (not the one I mention above) is probably the oldest biscuit recipe in Britain. It is called "white gingerbread" as it uses white sugar rather than the usual dark brown sugar used in gingerbread. They were first baked by a Grantham Baker called William Eggleston.
We went to Coleshill last weekend as the bookshop was holding a tombola and raffle to try and raise more funds to reach their target of £30,000 for shop repairs. The good news is that last week they exceeded the target a week ahead of schedule.
Violets, daffodils and a singing blackbird by Coleshill Parish Church.
We popped into the Town Hall as there was an Antiques and Vintage Fair in progress. I did buy a few old British First Day Stamp Covers.
Hopefully, I'll have managed to go somewhere before the next blog post although at the moment a swollen foot and ankle, as a side effect of perishing blood pressure tablets, is making walking difficult!
I hope everyone is staying safe and well.