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Travel Blogs from Charlecote
... says Rick, we just talked generally about work.
So what did you say? I ask. Well, says he, I told him I worked in IT and when I asked him what HE did, he said he was on a few company boards.
Apparently Prince Michael didn't miss a beat. He's probably dining out on the story to this day... the crass American who didn't have a clue who he was. As Rick doesn't spend his days reading Hello magazine, I wasn't all that surprised to be honest.
BUT I can report ...
... lit at sunset as a fire source for the torchlight procession.
The MCs final words really struck a chord. Announcing the commencement of the torchlight procession, he described how, on the road back to the village, we’d have the setting sun behind us and moon in front.
"My God we live in a lovely place!" he exclaimed.
Saturday’s festivities were of a very different and ...
... everything else I suppose. A local lady opened up the tiny gift shop in the library, whose facade/entryway is the entrance to the village hospital on DA. I snapped up a few over-prices but necessary trinkets, and then took a meeelion pictures of the street, Mrs. Crawley's home, the hospital and the church. Heaven. The last stop of the day was Bleinhem Palace, the only palace ...
... by a local guy who had spent several years documenting the River Stour. Starting at source (supposedly that little Saint Kenelm again) the photos tracked the river till is flows into the Severn. It isn't a very long river but during the 19century it had more industrial mills than any other river in Britain. The concept of the photographs was inspired and all facets of the river today were documented. Not only the lovely scenery but the bridge ...
... over to Uppingham where there's a large private school and a lovely village square. After a lovely afternoon tea we drove around to look at the school and then headed out through numerous gorgeous tiny country towns. Our destination was Welford where we had dinner at the Wharf Inn, a lovely pub by the narrow boat wharf. We were astounded to see so many narrow boats moored there, some even has smoke coming out of their chimneys. Great meal, great location. ...
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