Hot Choc Fudge Sundae!!!
Well it's not really a local custom - but it is with me, as every time I visit this restaurant in Bedford I have one!!
Chocolate fudge brownies, hot choc sauce, vanilla ice-cream all crammed in and topped with loads of marshmallows and nuts..........and a very long spoon!!!!!
To try this tempting and delicious desert, you will need to head for the De Pary's Hotel and Restaurant just on the outskirts of Bedford town centre. See more info on my Restaurant tips!!
Sit & Rest a While in Biddenham Village!
At the beginning of one of the lovely village lanes where I live is this small wooden seat tucked away under a tree - I have never see anyone sitting here, but one day I am going to sit a while, just so I can say I did!!
Well I have been a VT member for 6 months and have only just got round to writing about a special place. This is where I spent my teenage years and where my parents and siblings still live.
It lies on the river Ouse and the embankment is a lovely place to spend a lazy afternoon. The original bridge that crosses the river was replaced by the one that can be seen today and was completed in 1813. The embankment in Bedford is still one of my favorite places.
Bedford is famous for it's association with John Bunyan. A local tinker who became a famous writer. Pilgrims Progress was written in Bedford Jail in the 17th century. John Bunyan was imprisoned here for 12 years for the writing of 'non-conformist' books.
His statue stands in St Peters Street Bedford.
Elstow Abbey lies to the south of Bedford and is famous as the home of John Bunyan . He was baptised here in 1628 and as a young man he worshipped regularly in this abbey.
Wootton is the village near Bedford where I grew up. It still retains its natural charm although it has grown over the years. There are at least 5 pubs in the village so you will never be thirsty or hungry.
My parents and sister still live in the village and I visit as often as I can.