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I love this season, especially at this latitude!
The gathering of the sheaves, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness... Keats' Ode To Autumn is one of my favourites ... sheer perfection.
I know most of you wouldn't think of me and hymns in the same sentence but this lovely hymn of the title is apt for this entry.
It's all about friendship and working together for the common good - and that fits very well with our experiences over these ...
... hour flight, but it was probably the best flight I've ever had! Once we landed, it took forever to get through passport control, but once I was through I collected my bag almost immediately and made my way through to arrivals. I saw mum, gave her a big hug and started to cry! It was so good to see her and I was happy to be home, despite leaving all the adventure ...
... Close to the Circus was a monument erected in memory of Frederick, Prince of Wales, who died from a freak accident while playing cricket. When he died his Father said good riddance. Poor Prince Frederick wasn't very respected. There's another story where he was eating in a place called the Pump Room and was told to leave because he was not dressed fancy enough. Prince Frederick ran out of the eatery crying and became a ...
... and dry, the evening was NOT mild.
In fact it was bloody freezing up on that hill, plus we had to dodge the many cowpats and assorted animal droppings, thus coming back with filthy shoes.
But hey, it’s England.
However, a good time was had by all in typically grin-and-bear-it, mustn’t-grumble English fashion.
On the very top of the hill the best thing was the amazing view west over the Cotswold foothills and ...
... view. Acres and acres of lavender made the rolling hills a mass of purple and green. We picked up some blueberry and lavender jam in the gift shop and it is really good on scones for breakfast.
Our next excursion was to Snowshill Manor and Gardens http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/snowshi ll-manor/. This is truly a unique place created by Charles Wade. In the early 1900's, Wade inherited a fortune, quit his ...