The King's Head Inn
Travel Blogs from Syresham
After a delicious breakfast at the Austin Guest House in Warwick, the family headed north into Wales and I headed south into the Cotswolds. First stop, as always, was Burford. This is an ancient medieval town that is pretty much preserved as it was for the last few hundred years. I am particularly sad as the Staffordshire Pottery shop that graced the High Street on a couple of my visits has sadly closed and been replaced with a gallery that it way outside my ...
(Photos to follow in a couple of days) We woke to beautiful sunshine and gusty winds, perfect fall weather. After breakfast on board the couples split up for the morning, each going our own ways prior to meeting for lunch. Jackie & I did the market square, a warren of shops inside and outside, where we found a tea and coffee shop. Loose teas in large tin jars and blended coffees from all over the world. We bought some Ethiopian pea berry ...
... with houses all around us and a quick walk to a bridge right into town. We strolled the town feeling quite scholarly with all the colleges surrounding us before ending up at the White Horse, one of the pubs frequented by C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. The evening ended with us enjoying Evensong in Christ Church College with the boys choir of Christ Church leading us in the ...
Monday 8 April 2013
Eden and back
This was to be our last day in the SW. It was windy, overcast and b....... cold. We breakfasted on J's healthy diet, bade our fond farewells and set off up the A30 towards Bodmin. We were booked in to the Eden Project, near St Austell and hoped that the weather would dissuade the usual school holiday hordes from visiting.
Entry and formalities were smooth and our first sight of the future was Nick Clegg ...
Monet's gardens - flowers, colour, scents
Chez Blamire in Beziers - sun, swim and seafood
Walking in the Gorges du Tarn
Wonderfully hot weather in France
Relaxing with a glass or two of wine
Cheap wine, French lettuce
Hassle-free motorway traffic
So good to be away after the builders!
Overpowering heat and lack of air-conditioning in Italy
Cost of living in Italy