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The Cotswolds region originally was a large producer of the finest wool in Europe which brought prosperity to the region. It fell onto difficult times, but today is enjoying a revival. A lot of the homes are constructed of stone from Bath, giving the area a charming appeal. We walked around Lower Slaughter with a working waterwheel, Stow- on- ...
Laid over in Hotel Lucas overnight and then caught a train (great ride) to Oxford. Checked into a quaint B & B. Then it was a guide tour from the "Oxford Blue Man" Chris Lim, for a tour of the colleges. It was brilliant as we got to see places not really accessible to the average tourist. Then again, we are most certainly NOT ordinary tourists. We ARE parents of an "Oxford Blue Man" ! ...
... 10 years!
All conversations are uplifting although, after 3 days, everyone is exhausted, even us die-hard extroverts! Each conversation follows a very rapid shift from interest in each new, fascinating person, to a disciplined exploration of how our efforts are or could be linked. Speed dating for purpose.
On the last day, the Aussie contingent got together for a recap and pooling of learnings. It wasn't long before the contrast in culture came ...
... would we all get all our stuff and get off?
I will say, that through it all, the passengers all remained very cheerful, very positive, lending phones to the panicky Americans and generally being very spirit-of-Dunkirk. It made what would probably have been a rather grim experience in Australia, with people being cross and grumpy, into quite a lot of fun.
So we were cast into the outer darkness of Derby, and the same rail staff who were so happy ...
... that matter) even if they are in the wrong you are never going to win the argument.
Do raise lots of money for St Johns Ambulance
Don't look in a mirror you will frighten yourself, or worse not even recognise yourself.
Take mascara and lipstick as your emergency kit, ready for your damsel in distress look.
Do wave at anybody and everybody.
Do Enjoy It.
Do, do it, you will never regret doing it but will regret not doing it.
Remember cycle time is quality ...