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Went on a day tour today to Warwick Castle, Cotswolds, Stratford upon Avon and Oxford. Country towns, nicer than the busy city and all its traffic. Warwick Castle was nice, quite cold there. Walked through the castle and the Great Hall and all the rooms. Drove through the Cotswolds town and saw all the old traditional houses, stopped at Stratford upon Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Walked through the house that William Shakespeare was born and ...
... and The Wicked Witch of the West, were just outstanding. They received a standing ovation from the entire audience at the end. It was so special to go with Zoe, we are hoping we might fit another musical in before we leave London.
Jason and George met us at the theatre at the end and we headed home. We stopped at our 'local' The Gloucester Arms for a quick pint of London Gold on the way.
Another great day, we are feeling very blessed.
Love and smiles,
... was a very seedy area. We passed by Southwark Cathedral (where John Harvard of University fame was baptized), the Clink Prison, which puts Alcatraz to shame and gives the nickname to prisons the world over, and a replica of the Globe Theatre, the venue where Shakespeare debuted such plays as Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth. The south bank may have been seedy in Shakespeare's day but it is teeming with tourists at ...
... silk curtains to use as wall paper, cut, sewed and hung them herself. It is now a grand home and easily passes as the home of an Earl. They had no children and left it to the National Trust. The interior and grounds are gorgeous but I have to say that I find the Georgian style of architecture to be too blocky and austere for my taste.
We drive to Pangbourne where Wind in the Willows was written but there's ...
... of course Toad of Toad Hall. We took the audio tour where portions of the book were read as you walked through the cutest diorama’s of the key parts of the book. I’ve never seen anything so charming. Upstairs is the serious portion of the museum. One side is dedicated to the Thames River, its history, archeology, and efforts to conserve it. The other side is dedicated to rowing. Britain has had several Olympic medals over ...
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