The Blenheim Buttery
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Blenheim Buttery Inn is just around the corner from the side gate to Blenheim Palace and it's 2000 acres of beautiful countryside. Last night, across Britain and in Europe, they held commemorative services to remember those that lost their lives in the Great War. Here in Woodstock, they rang the bells at the local church and laid poppies on the war …
Lest we forget, August 4, 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the start of WW1 when Great Britain declared a state of war.
Well that is the end of Chapter 1. The choir dispersed from St. Stephen's House and by 9.00 am the place was empty. We took a bus to Summertown, just a few minutes north of the city, to arrange to ship home the choir …
... Churchill was born, and then later married. He was not a direct heir to this palace, in that his father was not the eldest son. He, however, spent much time at Blenheim during his formative years. One part of the palace is dedicated to Winston Churchill's well=known political and military careers. He was also a prolific painter and after his retirement from government, he was persuaded by Hallmark to have a travelling showing of ...
... hotel. We managed to get lost on the way (a surprisingly rare occasion on this trip). When we finally asked a pleasant looking couple for directions, we couldn't have been more surprised to find out they too were from Toronto. While they did not know our best route home, they did have a solution. The concierge at their hotel around the corner. We found we were only a few blocks away and after a thank you and good night we made it safely ...
... yet another impossibly pretty Cotswold village, where we had our first clotted cream tea for the trip and heard from a local that Australia beat the Lions - yay!
Dinner booked at the Kingham Plough tonight - the chef used to work at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, so we're looking forward to a fabulicious meal.