Lower Slaughter Manor
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... alone which perplexes me as in fact it is true I am moving to be as far away from alone as possible.
This is also most likely my last week ever living in the United Kingdom. Knowing I'll never be able to revisit my UK life saddens me but I am able to move forward because of the remembrance that a new adventure, even if testing to oneself, is always an amazing experience. The great thing about ...
... the OxTrad blog.
After lunch there was more cleaning and packing, and Ruth and Emma also copied and sorted the course evaluations that students will receive in their major classes tomorrow. At 4PM I went to the Oxford Town Hall to meet Thomas and Michael to check out the room where we'll have the closing ceremony tomorrow. The room is gorgeous. It is painted royal and light blue with cream molding and a bright cream ...
I would love to say that we got up early and saw all the sights of Swindon, but we didn't. Swindon was very much just a stopover between Bath and Oxford and neither of us had much idea of the local sights and attractions. Never mind. The hotel was really warm and comfortable and the weather outside was not.
Our planned route took us off the most direct route and into the nearby rolling hills. We must be getting fitter as one of the hills was ...
... someone has asked me for directions: 5
Number of times I told them where to go: 4 ( I didnt know where the post office was)
Days of Rain in England: 1
Days of Grey: ALL
Most Noticable Little Diffence: the "Tube" (Metro) is really bloody hot, sweating hot.
Picture with Robot Guy: Austin ( i wish you had told me this when I was in ROme, I saw about a half dozen.)
PS- The tower in this cafe is locked up so I will have to get the pics up ...
... day. Since I put that on Facebook and recounted the interaction at Islip, I'll salt them into future drafts. But I will stop and place a bit of Wordsworth's poetry on the Abbey entry today because it inspires the discussion we had today in the Romantic Poetry seminar:
''While here [Wye Valley] I stand, not only with the sense
of present pleasure, but with pleasing thoughts
that in this moment there is life and food
for future years. And so I dare to hope....''
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLower Slaughter Manor
The Manor certainly looks like a place for the upper crust. The waiter was dressed in a suit and we saw some of the guests playing croquet. A look at the menu showed it to be expensive but not as expensive as I thought it would be.
Housing approval in Lower Slaughter is controlled by the Parish Council and any buildings must be kept in period with the rest of the town. Although you can always tell the new ones because their stones are a lighter colour.
Upper Slaughter is a bit larger and has a meeting hall and a hotel. We saw a new title for a gardener in Upper Slaughter - Lawn Garden and Agricultural Mechanic. I think this is an up market name for Jim's Garden Services and I bet that means that they can charge more.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.