Hey you guys! Yeah, I know you’re so right, but that’s just the way it goes. Sometimes life just gets away from you and you don’t know where you are and you don’t know what you are and you don’t know anything. Stuff just gets away from you, and I’ve let my site get away from me! Haven’t updated it in a fair ol’ while now. That’s totally my bad.
But I’m back! And I’m OK! And I just wanted you to know that, because it’s important! There will be plenty of top quality content coming soon, so just relax and get ready.
Very exciting quick post here to announce our new great plan for a summer adventure in Shrewsbury- to cycle to North Wales! We are accepting applicants now to come with us on this amazing 85 mile cycle ride. It’s going to be a wonderful experience! It may well be hard, but there are plenty of activities in North Wales that we are really excited about, we’re going to go white water rafting! We’re going to go mountain biking! We might even surf and canoe and pedal board and kayak!
It is gong to be quite an incredible time for all of us. I know that its hard, I know that it will be difficult, I know that you will really, really struggle, but I’ve got some advice for you from a person who knows a thing or too about cycling really hard and never giving up and NEVER finding short cuts or cheats or anything!:
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever. That surrender, even the smallest act of giving up, stays with me. So when I feel like quitting, I ask myself, which would I rather live with?”
― Lance Armstrong, It’s Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life
Five railway lines meet in Shrewsbury. Five lines head into our beautiful station and five head back out. This is quite impressive and quite unusual. For a town of our size it really is quite a lot and it’s part of Shrewsbury being a busy bustling place with folks always heading in and out. You get in and out of Shrewsbury, but a lot of people stay here too. Those who do want stuff to do are one of our responsibilities here at Shrewsbury Summer. We have to help you to find things to do in this great town, which is a fun and challenging part of what we want to do here! So, this week, let’s have a swim!
We all know Quarry leisure centre, which some developers want to move out to the edge of the town but the public has said they want to keep in the city centre, is our most popular swimming spot, but it might be that this summer is going to see all that changing as there have been reports of an explosion of inquiries about one piece pools in the Shrewsbury area. So it looks like domestic swimming might the new trend this year. Have you looked into getting a one piece pool? Do you know anyone else who as? Where will you be swimming this summer?
The famous Shrewsbury summer house are looking to get a new extension ready for the coming summer months and it’s up to you, the public, to chose which orangery we’re going to get!
Simply watch the video below, and use our contact form to select your favourite orangery. A random winner will be picked out of a hat and that person will officially open the new orangery in the next few months!
Surrounded on almost all sides by the glorious River Severn some have said that Shrewsbury is almost an Island, hidden from the rest of the world, breeding an inward looking isolation that creates a slightly feverish claustrophobia to the experience of living and, ultimately, dying here. This isolation not only keeps the world out, it keeps us in, and in doing that has preserved so much of our life and history in a wonderful, if somewhat Mrs Havisham-like, living time capsule. Yes, we have kept our magpie-patterned buildings all across the town, preserved beautifully for so many years. Our towering and imposing 11th century still stands, as it will for another 1000 years, until we are all long dead, until maybe humans have died out and failed, long stall the castle stand.
It’s quite a castle
Our cobbled streets hold many delights, and summer is just the absolute best time to explore these delights and, yes, delight in these delights. Many a person visiting great Shrewsbury ask ‘When was Shrewsbury’s ‘Golden Age’?’ and I love this question because I love its very true answer: there are many golden ages of Shrewsbury! There were the Tudor times, the Georgian years, the Norman period, a Victorian bit and some sort of a Art Deco point in time the influence of which can still be seen around the city. So hold on tight, because here we are going to see all of it…