Aidan Guest House
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... busily photographing.
Then lastly, there are there are the NORMAL people -- like us!
I met Pamela Harbour, who lives in Cheltenham, via the Internet when looking at possible house swaps a couple of years ago.
Though the timing didn't work then, we've met up here and are now good friends.
Right now she's on a house exchange in Maroubra (NSW) and then is off to Burleigh Heads (QLD) for a couple of weeks.
Daring lady as she knows she'll ...
... that isn't owned by a royal. This is the birthplace of Winston Churchill and ancestral home of the Spenser's, of Princess Diana. We were blown away by the majesty of the place, and it ranks up there with Versailles and St. Catherine's Palace in St. Petersburg. John was particularly taken with Bleinhem. We ended with a lovely dinner at Ask Italian, and fell into bed exhausted before ...
... to go outside the centre of town, to Anne Hathaway's Cottage. That has always seemed to me to be such a cliche, and I've never seen a photo of it without far too many American tourists, and it's the main thing that put me off Stratford. So the fact that that was not included, and too far away for us to walk to, was not a problem at all.
So we saw Shakespeare's Birthplace; then the house of Mr Harvard, a contemporary and neighbour of ...
... more than Shakespeare history for sure. When we get back, ask us about the etiology of "I have a frog in my throat" and other things such as the reason for canopy beds.
Lunch was as expected in a pub, The Lazy Cow. A delicious beer-fed beef burger with chips washed down with draught ale. Then we were able to get tickets to the Royal Shakespeare Company performance to "Loves Labors ...
... boxes filled with flowers of every colour. The flowers are so large and perfect, I had to check that they weren't silk.
On Sunday evening Muir and Jo had a few neighbours in for dinner, one of them Vanessa Whitburn, the former editor of the radio soap opera 'The Archers' brought along her OBE that she had been awarded two days earlier by Prince Charles at ...