Day 907: First Impressions of Shrewsbury Centre

Day 907, Thursday, October 25

We finally managed to get out of the house a bit and go further than the local shop or the Asda superstore. It is not as if we lived completely out of town, only a 20-25-minute walk away, but somehow the dogs, the training and everything else seemed to fill our days. Time was speeding up, racing towards Christmas or I don’t know what else. Shrewsbury town centre is a bit hard to understand in one go. It puzzles because of the way the River Severn captures the town in its embrace. You do need to know where to cross the river, where the bridges are and which small street to take to get to them. The centre itself winds up and down, placed on different levels. There are stairs and slopes. All in all, you would need to walk around the town quite a lot to get the hang of it. We strolled only a bit, mainly in and out of charity shops before they closed, which happens at 5 pm. I was hoping to find Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose that I would need to read before getting back to school. No luck, none of the shops had it.

Progress Report

1. Own and live in a house.

Continued with the huge project that will bring in a decent amount of money and will thus allow me to focus more on those things I really want to do. And those things could eventually bring in such huge amount of money that we can build a really big house. Must hope!

2. Write AND publish a book.

The creative front was quiet in terms of writing. However, I did manage to push on with my recipe book which also requires some creative thinking and an open mind. Good practice for me whilst not writing, I guess. I also started reading a book, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, an award-winning novel. Must say, it reads fresh and I am captivated!

3. Win a major race.

A bit easier run. Enjoyable. I might not be so hopeless after all. And Shrewsbury continues to be a perfect place for training. The path home is always uphill but this only does me good, helping to strengthen the weaknesses!

Photo of the Day


A glance at the town centre of Shrewsbury! Up and down, up and down it goes!

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