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... we failed to withstand the environmental challenges. We found ourselves a good pozzie -- looking out onto the square where the procession was to end up and the band was setting up.
What drove us out wasn't the Dover's Hill cold this time but the very raucous mob who'd occupied the space beside us.
Had the wedding party from Southampton moved on to Chipping Campden?
After trying to pacify Rick about my bad choice of pub --he'd wanted to go to the ...
... and dry, the evening was NOT mild.
In fact it was bloody freezing up on that hill, plus we had to dodge the many cowpats and assorted animal droppings, thus coming back with filthy shoes.
But hey, it’s England.
However, a good time was had by all in typically grin-and-bear-it, mustn’t-grumble English fashion.
On the very top of the hill the best thing was the amazing view west over the Cotswold foothills and ...
... 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 ...
... seems more like a fashion store than one of the tacky stores over the road full of plastic flags and ENGLAND t-shirts.
I bought souvenir fridge magnets;
TO FEED, OR NOT TOO FEED, THAT IS THE QUESTION.
No I made that up too. But I did get the magnets and other small items I could fit into my luggage (Boy it's getting heavy).
Later in the evening, after a light dinner on the boat, Mum, Rion & ...
... like getting asked out by William Shakespeare himself - I would like to guess that the fact the Shakespeare married a woman by the same name, Anne, is quite telling ;)
Speaking of Anne, we then drove out to see the Anne Hathaway Cottage (not the Les Mis actress, but Shakespeare's amazing wife that no one talks about but who probably inspired many of his works as her strong role in his life). The cottage is a ...