We've had a very busy week, although we haven't traveled very far, spending last weekend in Hopwas where our son and his partner came to visit bringing our 7 week old grandson for his first time on the boat.
Our next stop worthy of a mention is Alrewas. I LOVE this village with its chocolate box thatched cottages, superb butchers and the George & Dragon pub which must be our absolute favourite on the whole system. Sadly it's changed hands since our last visit as landlady Ruth lost her battle with cancer last year. She was a lovely woman and sadly missed, but the pub is carrying on exactly as she ran it and the food is still amazing and such good value at £6 for 2 courses. Portions are large and the veggies are fresh and seasonal. What more could you want? Oh and the beer's pretty good too.
Despite the other attractions, the main reason for us staying in Alrewas is that it's the perfect place to pick up a hire car. Enterprise at Lichfield sorted us out with a nice little car on Wednesday so that we could pop back to Manchester yesterday for another of my hospital check-ups (all's well) and to visit my mother. She's waiting for a knee replacement early next month and I'll go and stay to help with her recovery but as she doesn't have internet I may be offline for a while. In the meantime, we're probably going to pay one last visit to the George today and head off back towards Fradley tomorrow.
If you're in Alrewas this morning (Friday) there's a coffee and cake sale in the pub between 9.30 -11.30 in aid of Macmillan Cancer
Bye for now