Ross on Wye ~

Our second self-catering experience in England was in Ross-on-Wye. It was so different from our first cottage experience. The amenities were more modern overall and the location was on a “B” road so there was traffic and easier access to other major roads. The River Wye is the fifth-longest river in the UK, stretching some 130 miles from source to sea. For much of its length the river forms part of the border between England and Wales. Ross-on-Wye was in England and from this location we would travel to Hay-on-Wye in Wales and to Hereford.

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2014-07-13 hereford1That spiral staircase took us up to the bedroom. We were happy to have a night light to help us find the bathroom which was on the main floor.

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2014-07-11 gloucester cathedral2The views from the back of our little 2 story apartment were delightful.

Hay on Wye 002I still have several posts from our time in England…can you believe it?

Things keep moving ahead here at this old house with bathroom renovations. We have one more piece of baseboard to be delivered by the renovation company and we will never have to see them again. A job promised to be done in two weeks has taken nine weeks to complete. Yes…we are fed up with them. But soon with Dear’s expertise and fixes the bathroom will be ready to show to you all. Dear is also progressing with the siding.  I’m happy to be home this weekend, the last weekend of summer!

What are you doing this last weekend of Summer!?

About Ellen am a wife, mother, baba (grandmother) and a loyal friend. Jesus is my King and my hope is in my future with Him.

10 thoughts on “Ross on Wye ~

  1. I am also staying home! With just little errands to run here and there. Last week at this time I was preparing to board a train to Zurich, where we lived for 8 years. Now we’re in Munich. So if your travels ever take you to Bavaria, please let this reader know 🙂 It was fun to return to our former “home” and see friends and gaze at the lovely mountains.

    My heart goes out to you about the reno – oh man, that would surely try my patience. I’m glad you have a handyman type of husband – what a blessing.

  2. Wow these photos look like they’re taken from a glossy interior design magazine. Hard to imagine they’re taken from a house in the English countryside.

  3. Oh how can it be the last weekend of summer!!?? I love Fall but Summer is my favourite for sure and it’s been a weird summer – so much rain and cool weather. I need to close this computer and venture out to my garden this afternoon – potatoes and beets to be dug and spent plants to be pulled so that the farmer can cultivate the plot and prepare it for Winter. Here I go!

  4. Or, Ham on Rye, :). Looks lovely, but def not for those with disabilities. h would never climb those stairs. That is a bathroom saga you have going there! Hope it will be like labor pains and you will only remember the delight of a new bathroom! Can’t wait to see it all!

  5. You can keep taking us back to England…I don’t mind! It looks like you found the perfect place to stay. May your ongoing bathroom saga have a happy ending…SOON!

  6. We have been through Ross on Wye on our way to Hereford to meet friends there and then go on to Hay on Wye. I would have liked to have a few days to spend in the bookstores in HOW. I always loved staying at B&Bs and also Holiday Cottages, which were even a better deal. Brings back fun memories. Thanks for your post!

  7. I well remember the spiral staircase and the thoughts of a downstairs bathroom…vicariously, of course, but I remember! With those views, it might have been worth it!

    Happy to hear that the bathroom remodel is almost complete. How frustrating it must have been to have a project drag on so!

    Weekend blessings to you!

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