Blenheim Guest House and Tea Rooms
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... I could join their "club" and receive a registration number. Only problem is you need to register on line to join and without a mobile number you can't do that. Check mate!!
You can't add a tip to those credit card machines in a restaurant so you are always scrambling around looking for cash money and by the time you've done that you have forgotten why they deserve a tip at all.
... the night. Lovely hotel with great food.
The first half of the day we toured Warwick Castle. It's a gorgeous castle, but also has a slight Disneyland feel for the kids. Jugglers & jousters and games from medieval times. However the castle itself was great fun. Most of the decor was from the 1930's & 1940's when the Earl of Warwick & his ...
... Oxford, Blenheim Palace is surrounded by over 2,000 acres of 'Capability' Brown landscaped parkland, the great lake which was created in 1760's and beautiful formal gardens; which are wonderful to meander through. He actually created a massive lake that forms a large part of the front gardens. Everywhere you look your eye is drawn to a vista, or along a path. It really is a garden that invites you in to discover it. Mind you there are fountains ...
... from the gates, so once we had checked in, we were off!
We had limited time so did one tour of the house and then off down to explore the gardens! Wow. The gardens! 300 year old trees or older! Saw pheasants and ducklings and swans and rhododendrons and stuff!
So cool. But if we thought last nights hotel was old, tonight's was even older! A converted 13th century inn with the old coach houses out the back converted to rooms as well. ...
... a nice day to go punting!"
And punting we went, after a pint at the Kings Head overlooking the river.
Punting is a particularly Oxford-ish pass time. In long narrow boats one attempts to propel oneself down the river with a pole. The theory is simpler than the reality. Its easy enough to push the pole off the bottom of the river, but using it to steer is impossible, and trying to stay upright while doing both poses another challenge.
Jess is a master, ...