Clare's Blog

The Shropshire Hills in the Palm of our Hand

4th March 2018

Here at The School House B&B we’re perfectly located to enjoy some of the best countryside in Shropshire. You might even say that we've got the Shropshire Hills in the palm of our hand…

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Back to the Iron Age in Chapel Lawn

17th October 2017

I’ve never really been a fan of history, as some of you will know from my earlier blog entry Horrible History: Hillforts and Hegemony, but it’s starting to grow on me.

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Damson Delights

26th September 2017

We’ve had a bumper crop of damsons at The School House B&B this year, so there’s been a lot of culinary activity over the past few weeks.

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A Feast of Walking Festivals

17th April 2017

We’re spoilt for choice as far as walking festivals go in Shropshire and the bordering counties. We have three excellent festivals within 30 minutes’ drive of The School House B&B - Bishop's Castle in May, Church Stretton in June and Kington in September.

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Fozzie's Granola

28th September 2016

Inspired by my fellow B&B landladies at Hopton House and The Old Stables, I decided to try making my own granola.

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The White Van Cometh

11th August 2016

Where have the past two months gone? It's been a busy time getting ready...

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A Summer's Sunday Stroll

6th June 2016

Summer’s finally arrived and it was too hot to be slogging up steep hills on Sunday, so we opted for a stroll along the Herefordshire Trail from Brampton Bryan to Leintwardine.

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If You Go Down to the Woods Today

1st June 2016

It’s the 1st of June and the start of '30 Days Wild' – an initiative by the Wildlife Trusts presumably to get kids into nature just as Summer approaches, but I thought it would be fun to take part this year since we are now well and truly in the countryside. Today the 30 Days Wild challenge is to write something about nature, so here’s my (somewhat far-fetched perhaps) B&B take on that.

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Progress Report

23rd May 2016

It's about time I shared some before-and-after photos - here are some of our new bathroom, study and bedroom. Progress continues on the guest rooms, more to follow in the coming weeks.

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Escaping to Shropshire

31st January 2016

When Dave and I decided we wanted to ‘live the dream’ and escape to the country to set up a Bed and Breakfast, we knew it meant that we’d have a lot to learn. What we didn’t count on was exactly how much and what we would have to learn before we’d even bought the property...

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