Sunday, 3 July 2022

Spring Clean for the Peach Queen by Sasha Wasley


Based on my enjoyment of A Caravan Like A Canary,
I got this unusually titled book from the library.  It was quite different but even better!


The Peach Queen is an actress who gets enmeshed in a scandal and runs back to her small home town.  She cancels all her social media, phone data etc and tries to start again.


This one sparked joy for me (note the Marie Kondo reference)


Highly recommended.  Written by a very accomplished Western Australian.

Saturday, 2 July 2022

Counties of the UK: Shropshire


This is the next instalment of my bi-monthly feature going through the Counties of the UK in alphabetical order to check out things of interest.  I hope you enjoy it


Location – in the West Midlands, bordering Wales, landlocked





County seat – Shrewsbury (Salop)


Unusual village name - Titterhill


Flower – round leaved sundew


Signature foods – Shrewsbury Biscuits, Fidget Pie, Market Drayton Gingerbread


Famous places to visit – River Severn, Ludlow (Stokesay Castle), Attingham Park, Wenlock Priory


Famous people from Shropshire – Barbara Pym, Charles Darwin


Go to this Pinboard to see the Counties of the UK