Friday, August 14, 2015

Making the most of the English summer

Since leaving New Zealand at the end of June we have been very fortunate to have had very little rain.

We did have a memorable day when we went to see Richard II enacted in London and it rained and rained and rained that day.

This last Wednesday Linda and I left Eccleshall early and our destination was London.  It was a beautiful summer day, and, dare I say, at times it felt too hot.

However, it was lovely for us as we travelled through Staffordshire and south to Stratford Upon Avon.  After a coffe stop we took time out to go and look at Anne Hathaway's Cottage.  Quite a significant spot for lovers of Shakespearean history:-

Set in ten acres, there are lots of lovely garden plots to walk through:-

We continued on down through the Cotswolds, noticing how the cottages changed from the grey of the north to the warm cream of the midlands.  We saw more delightful cottages en route than we could possible record.

Our time on the road was about ten hours but it was worth it as we headed to my son, Aaron's home in Epsom where family were waiting to greet us.

Then the next day it rained again.


Tired Teacher said...

More beautiful photos of your adventures.

Jenny said...

Such a beautiful part of UK - I loved the Cotswolds.
Mind you, I loved everything about UK - all that wonderful history.