I guess I started talking properly around the age of three. That means for the last 54 years it is now apparent to me that I have been mispronouncing Shrewsbury. It’s not Shroo as in Shrew but apparently Shrow as in Show, my self esteem duly demolished at least Shrew now rhymes with show which is apt as that is what I wished to blog about having just returned from a very enjoyable weekend at the Summer Motorhome Fair. Very relaxing, good fun and a nice bunch of people to boot from the Motorhome Facts Forums. First time we ever attended one of these and we really enjoyed it. I’m afraid Freddy Mercury on Friday night kind of murdered the songs (for me anyway) and Annie described it as ‘Glastonbury with matching anoraks’. But the Shrewsbury Light Orchestra on Saturday night with a Last Night of the Proms concert followed by fireworks were sublime (although they didn’t play The Big Country – which is my absolute favourite).
Among the exhibitors was Steve from my favourite outfit, BritStops. Still the best value £25 you can spend for UK overnight camping. Here’s Steve working hard to attract more members.
The show was quiet generally for the traders although Annie did her best to make sure every trader went home with something from my wallet – I guess the weather kept many people away. In fact, the rain was pretty kind throughout the weekend and it didn’t rain at all for the SLO evening. The flags were out on Saturday night and here is just a little taste of the fun had by all.
Amazing what a few beers and a bit of music can achieve!
Finally, thanks to Raptor107 for the tip about the cooking ‘thingy’. Let me know how your sausages were!