I was born on Halloween, so here I am today – not too scary I hope, wearing my autumn colours. The Team Leader snapped me by the bridge over the River Teme, in the ancient town of Ludlow, Shropshire. We went there for my birthday lunch.
It was warm enough to eat outside at The Green Cafe, a wonderful little restaurant that sits on the riverbank between the bridge and the weir. It serves divine food in rather cramped quarters, because it is simply so popular (voted third best in Ludlow, which is quite something in the foodie capital of Shropshire).
After lunch we wandered around ancient streets that were full of autumn sunshine.
Happy All Hallows Everyone
93 thoughts on “Today is My Birthday ~ We went to Ludlow”
Happy Birthday….fellow scorpio. 🙂
Ah-ha! Now that figures. Thank you, Cee.
Not scary at all, happy birthday… 😉
So nice of you, Drake. Thank you for your greetings.
Happy Birthday, Tish!
Thank you, Rabirius. How sweet of you to say.
Happy Birthday dear you!
You are looking quite spiff, and your photos are lovely as per usual. Smashing one of the Feathers.
Reminds me a bit of the Rows, in Chester.
Thank you, dear Ark. And yes, there is a Chester likeness.
Happy Birthday Tish (rather belatedly). What a wonderful place to spend your day. Your photos are gorgeous. 🙂 Cheers, Su.
Cheers, Su. Thanks very much. And yes, we’re lucky to live in such a beautiful county with so many ancient market towns.
Happy birthday Tish! A splendid bright birthday hat.
Thank you, Robin. Yes, a rather an over-the-top hat, but well, it seemed suitably festive, and matches the pumpkins that are everywhere.
Happy Birthday Tish. Looks like you had a great day. xx
Thank you, Kate. It’s been such a lovely day weather wise, hasn’t it. Can’t remember being hot outside ON my birthday.
What a very special Birthday!! YaaHaaHaa~~~~~ Enjoy!!
Well, thank you, GP. Cheers! 🙂
Here – have a cocktail on me – 🍸
The champagne is chilling as we speak, so will drink to your good health.
Happy Birthday Tish! You look great! I love the pictures. The Green Cafe looks like a marvelous place. That bridge is great. I’m so happy you’re enjoying your birthday. 😀
Lovely to hear from you, Vashti. Your greetings are much appreciated. Hope all is well with you 🙂
Happy birthday Tish and may you live to celebrate many more.
Thank you so much, Noel. Me too re the many more. 🙂
So glad it was a great day for you, Tish. 🙂
Aw, this is so lovely, Victoria. I love the blue sparkly balloons. 🙂 Thank you.
We’re meeting old friends from the north in Ludders on Monday. You look lovely and happy birthday.
What a nice man you are, Tony. Hope you have a great time in Ludlow. You will of course. Spoiled for choice on the eating front.
Happy birthday! I can’t imagine a more ideal setting for a birthday lunch. Hope your day is wonderful.
Your good wishes are most appreciated, Marilyn. Thank you.
Hope you’ve had a fine day. I shall forever remember your birthday now as I sent an email earlier to a good friend who shares the same birthdate.
Love those autumn colours for your clothes, but then my colour analyst told me I was a sludgy autumn anyway.
The caff looks decent. At least it had veg options.
Hi Kate. How are you? Thanks for the greetings, and yes the caff is very good on the veggie front, even ensuring the carnivores get good measure. My mackerel came on delicious pumpkin and chickpeas and tomatoes, with some spiced pear, and yoghourt with some chilli chutney on top, and steamed kale.
I have been doing sludge colours for some time now, and thought the moment had come to break out.
Happy Birthday…and you look wonderful:)
What a lovely greeting from a lovely artist. Thank you, Janet.
Happy Birthday and what a lovely photo of you!
Thank you, Gilly.
Happy Birthday! My mom would’ve named you Spooky so lucky you’re not my sister! Hope your day was wonderful; it looks like it was!
Now Spooky is definitely a name to conjure with, Martha.
I’m almost sorry it isn’t mine. 🙂 Thank you for your good wishes.
happy birthday – you look great in your autumn colours.
Thank you, Suzanne. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Tish. Hope you had a wonderful day…
Happy Birthday Tish, and wishing you many, many more, all of them happy and healthy!
Thank you, lovely De Wets Wild.
Happy Birthday Tish.
Thank you, Tracey
Many happy returns–looks like a great birthday outing.
It was a good outing, Melissa. Many thanks.
Happy Birthday, Tish… I wish you have many happy returns of the day… All the best for you… cheers, Nurul
Thank you, Nurul, for your very kind words.
Happy (belated) Birthday,Tish!
Thank you, Agnes.
Happy Birthday. Looks like a wonderful way to spend your day. Great photos.
Many thanks, Angeline. I did have a good day.
Lovely Ludlow, a great place for a celebratory day. Happy Birthday, Tish!
Happy birthday Tish!!! You look great!!! You have been very lucky with the weather!! 🙂 🙂 Big hug from Spain!
Lovely to have a big hug from Spain. Many thanks.
happy belated birthday! looks like the day put on its best manners and provided beautiful weather and beautiful memories, with the finale being a round-the-world queue of happy-birthday greetings here on your site!
may your next year be filled with equally-lovely moments!
Thanks so much, and yes the round-the-world greetings were a wonderful bonus. 🙂
Beautiful…thanks for taking us with you and happy birthday Tish!
Thanks, Bill. Glad you could make it 🙂
I didn’t see this earlier, but happy birthday, Tish! Long life and happy days! And happy Halloween! Though belated. Have a great weekend!
Hi there, Peter. Your good wishes are much appreciated. How’s the writing going? I don’t think you need Halloween or any version of it to spur your imagination 🙂 Does this festival figure at all in Kenya? I don’t remember it doing so when we were there. Hope your weekend is going well too.
You look gorgeous, Tish, in your beautiful sweater which I want and your great patterned scarf which I want too. Isadora Duncan wore scaves all the time. I must say I adore scaves and have quite a collection.
I must say it looks like you had a lovely birthday. All of your photos showcase a placid day. I ‘m so sorry I missed bringing celebratory wishes yesterday. I hope the next year is filled with an abundance of good health, good cheer and more love than your heart can hold.
HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!!! 😍
Happy Birthday, Tish, you are looking great. Love your autumn color wardrobe. The hotel facade in the second to last picture is truly beautiful and unique.
Hello there, Annette. Thank you for your greetings. The Feathers, indeed, is a most famous inn. I think it’s 15th century. One never tires of looking at it anyway. There’s always some detail in the timber that one hasn’t noticed before.
I’m running a bit late due to being on a short road trip but a belated happy birthday. Sounds as though your day was great and may your year be filled with blessings.
Lovely Janet, merci beaucoup.
Belated Happy Birthday, Tish!! What a wonderful place to celebrate! And the weather collaborated too…nothing matches a sunny and warm enough autumn day. Blessings for the coming year!
Your good wishes are so very much appreciated, Tiny, and indeed reciprocated. Who needs b’days to swap blessings 🙂
I hope you had a very Happy Birthday! Great pictures… 🙂
Happy, happy belated birthday Fish, hope you had a splendid day. Great take on the theme too:-)
Thank you, Cocoa, I did have a great day. 🙂
You look so beautiful Tish 🙂 Happy happy birthday to you for Friday. May your days continue to be filled with love and peace and wonder. 🙂
That’s a lovely blessing, Nomzi. Thank you. Wishing you all the very best too.
Thank you dear. New week, new possibilities. Have a fabulous one. 🙂
Happy Birthday, Tish, a bit belatedly! It looks as thought you had a much-deserved grand day!!
I did have a great day, thanks, Babsje. And it rather continued across the weekend too. In fact it is only that Monday morning feeling that is letting me know that THE day is finally over. 🙂
Belated Birthday Greetings, Tish. I hope you had a wonderful day.
Thank you, John. It’s never too late for greetings. And yes, I had a good 3 days actually.
I was very amused to see you with this red cap (barrett?)! optimism in your face! that’s the way it goes!
Thank you, dear Frizz. Not sure what you would call the hat -possibly something a clown might wear?? Not a beret though 🙂
your strong arm would be fine to support the leaning tower of Pisa:
Now that is truly funny, Frizz – both comment and your drawing. I will work up to it 🙂 Maybe some yoga to build up the muscles.
It’s a good looking place, isn’t it, Tish? I only visited one time, quite a few years ago, but have fond memories of the lilac hibiscus we bought on the market. It turned its toes up a few years ago 😦
Do you know Jude of Travel Words, Tish? She lives in Ludlow. Too late to wish you happy birthday. Well, maybe for next year 🙂 (a fellow Scorpio) 🙂
Hi Jo. I’m catching up with comments as I have been internetless for a few days. Yes, I do know Jude – at least blogwise. She does some great Ludlow posts. And yay. fellow Scorpios indeed.
Nice meeting you. Hope my belated birthday greeting for you would still be accepted. 🙂 I love watching your photos. Such a lovely and relaxing place.
Thank you so much for dropping in, Joan. And it’s never too late for a birthday greeting, so thank you very much. I’m glad you like the photos.
And a happy day to you!
Many thanks, Thom. Cheers!
Happy All Hallows and Happy Birthday.
Thank you so much, Ann.