The Crown Aldbourne
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... look at the map! I haven't even reached the railway bridge yet...I do appear to be getting nowhere fast. I hear footsteps from behind and a young man passes me. We exchange pleasantries and he tells me the railway bridge is just up ahead demonstrating the efficiency of his sat nav type map on his iPhone. Oh yeah, I have one of those fancy gadgets...pity I haven't a clue how to use it :-) Nomatter, I have my guide book with good old fashioned map. ...
... strings. There's even a model plane looping the loop. Once again I find the words of hackneyed songs flooding my mind and I am singing out loud the lyrics made famous by Mary Poppins:
"With tuppence for paper and strings,
you can have your own set of wings
with your feet on the ground
you're a bird in a flight
with your fist holding tight
to the string of your kite.
Oh, Oh, Oh!
let's go fly a kite
up to the ...
... into these hallowed grounds. This is just one of the many colleges of the university, each having its similar architecture and layout. Like Christ Church College, Magdalen has a large meadow as well. It is so peaceful away from the hustle and bustle of the City.
Note the picture of our dinner location, outside along the Thames, or the Isis as it is known in Oxford. I never did get the meal I ordered, which began a trio of screwed up eating experiences.
... line but found a place that hadn't been discovered by the masses After having lunch at the Greenwich Tavern we headed off to find the street market, which we never found, and the tunnel under the Thames which we did find. Since this is a walking vacation we opted to walk part of the way back instead of taking the crowded train all the way to Coventry Garden where we were to meet for beer and fish and chips at Rock and Sole. Feeling refreshed, we did walk back to our little ...
... br> · The majority of houses in the Cotswolds are made from Cotswold stone (limestone) which was quarried nearby.
· A number of Estate Villages still exist. In these, the whole village and all its buildings are owned by one person. Everyone in the village rents their house/ cottage from the owner and works for him… very feudal, isn't it! I would have thought this type of system had died out but apparently not.
· The ...