Travel Blogs from Severn Stoke
We've had a lovely visit from Ian and Gay Kelly, old friends who we met when Andy was at Charters School in Sunningdale with their son Ben.
We were chuffed when Ian presented us with a jar of honey from his girls' beehive back home.
Ah yes, summer has o'erbrimm'd their clammy cells indeed.
There's nothing quite as sweet and tasty as this homemade amber nectar.
Apart from Avis Gunn's damson jam.
... match with the Morgan's old world charm and modern innards.
Had a fabulous drive through Greet, Didbrook, Toddington, Teddington, Temple Guiting, Hawking, Charlton Kings and Notgrove, before heading back to Malvern. The Malverns is a location west of Worcester and contains the towns Malvern, Little Malvern, Great Malvern and includes quite a high range of hills that form part of the border between Herefordshire and ...
... told about it by a lovely lady who is a member of the Church. She was particularly pleased to speak to us about it and insisted that we sign their visitors book. It is truly a picturesque town, typical of so many in England.
Feeling refreshed, we set our sights on Birmingham. Our ever trusty GPS system (aka Bella) delivered us to the city easily enough - it is, after all, a very big city. However, ...
... The ceiling at the Divinity School is rather gorgeous with all the intricate carvings, and watching the punters on the river is always good fun.
We stopped at Woodstock on the way back because we had thought the town rather pretty on our first drive through, but maybe we were tired this time. However, one shop had a delightfully quirky display of teapots.
Leaving the Cotswolds behind we made our way to Winchester via the white horse at Uffington. This was a ...
... build quite large mounds and apparently sometimes the tunnels are such that when you walk on the lawn you can sink down a little. They are a real pest but we are fascinated by them. Managed to get a very short video of a mound growing. Ken was not happy that I had the opportunity to whack a a mole and kill it and I didn't. I did not see it however, they do not surface very often and it is unusual to see them. But ...