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Marie Kreft lives in Birmingham, a short hop from Shropshire to where she and her family escape at weekends for long walks and big dinners. Marie loves camping, real ale, old music, new theatre, cooking, backpacking, rail travel, secondhand books, odd historical facts, vintage shops, and spending time with her husband and son - who have helped her to slow down and enjoy the little things in life. Marie is a former winner of the Bradt / Independent on Sunday travel-writing competition.

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Thomas and the Great Japanese Farewell

Marie Kreft shares her adventure with her four-year-old son and his favourite television character, Thomas the Tank Engine, at Fuji-Q Highland theme park in Japan.

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North Shropshire sleeps

Here is just a selection of accommodation options in north Shropshire: welcoming, heartwarming and occasionally quirky places to base yourself for a Slow adventure.

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Oswestry & northwest Shropshire

Here is just a selection of accommodation options in Oswestry and northwest Shropshire: welcoming, heartwarming and occasionally quirky places to base yourself for a Slow adventure.

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