Fallowfields Country House Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kingston Bagpuize
Sunday the 22nd of
September – today I have
caught up with my log for the first time since Tuesday – not an
easy task the day after a wedding, but a good one to have behind me.
breakfast earlier and it is now midday – many of the wedding guests
will join Craig and Ali here for lunch before they leave for their
Maldives honeymoon. We are staying here another night and going to
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) We woke to beautiful sunshine and gusty winds, perfect fall weather. After breakfast on board the couples split up for the morning, each going our own ways prior to meeting for lunch. Jackie & I did the market square, a warren of shops inside and outside, where we found a tea and coffee shop. Loose teas in large tin jars and blended coffees from all over the world. We bought some Ethiopian pea berry ...
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) The week on the river started with all of us not having very good nights sleep. The pallets on the berths had 1/4" foam on top and there was no heat on board. We were all blearily eyed over our morning porridge. Then we pointed Elegance up river for Oxford. Multiple locks encountered led to some interesting experiences, including the boat ...
After checking out of our hotel we got another taxi and drove far away from the industrial area where we stayed. After about 15 minutes we arrived at 104 Banbury Road!! Our house is so beautiful.
- A little information about the house. It was built in the mid 1800s for a judge and his wife. The original staircase had to be added to extend to the third floor because it was originally a servants quarters that could only be accessed by the side staircase ...
... to go away on your own - ok so I know I would say that given that I'm doing it, but really, I don't think I'm (that) mental or (at all) brave. I just like going places and seeing stuff (deep, right?!) and I don't really want to pin that on someone else having to be with me at all times. Not that I don't love the aforementioned friends and family, and if any of you do want to come with me at any point you're all more than welcome, well, some of you anyway.